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Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some answers in the archive but was not really specific to my problem. Youre probably tired of answering questions like these. Anyway, I hope you can help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Glad you found the information here enlightening and helpful. I find it unfortunately that you "have never had sexual contact with anybody" and yet are still worried about STDs, including HIV! Your fears about contracting HIV from your... Read more »

Fleshlight a risk (SEX TOYS/funny question)

Hello,I would like to say I think you are great at what you are doing on here.My question is, I am... Read more »

Dominatrix - sex toy risk (FACE SITTING 2008)

Dr. Bob, The work you do is appreciated. I will be giving you a big donation at concerted effort. I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commercial Sex Work and Risk of HIV Infection Among Young Drug-Injecting Men Who Have Sex With Men in San Francisco

To investigate the relationship between sex work and HIV infection among young injection drug-using men who have sex with men (MSM-IDU), the researchers in the current study conducted a cross-sectional analysis of behavioral and serologic data from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Sex, Drugs, Stigma Put Transsexuals at HIV Risk

HIV infection rates among Thailand's estimated 180,000 transgenders are thought to be on the rise as prostitution, drug use and a lack of targeted health care services take their toll on one of the country's most marginalized groups. No official... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence Over Time and Risk Factors for Sexually Transmissible Infections Among Newly Arrived Female Sex Workers in Timika, Indonesia

HIV rates are on the rise in Indonesia, the authors noted. Located at Timika in Papua, the world's largest gold mine employs many single and migrant men, and sex with female sex workers (FSWs) is common. The researchers investigated trends in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Risk Behaviors in Unregistered Sex Workers in Dakar, Senegal

HIV prevalence in Senegal remains low (about 1.8 percent in the general adult population), but the government has long been concerned with the control of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among female sex workers. Since 1969, the government has... Read more »
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HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »

Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
I am a married male who is bisexual. I occasionally need to be with another male. I always play safe. I engage in mutual masterbation. I don't engage in oral sex or anal sex. I was curious about being the receptive partner in anal sex and purchased... Read more »

LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Very worried about whether I'm infected

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi,

Just recently I used a sex toy(anally) which had been used by an individual about 2/3 weeks before me.......He may have been infected, and I'm just wondering is there any possibility that the toy could still have the virus on it after that length... Read more »