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HIV Risk Of Sharing Vibrators

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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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One in a Million I know but Please answer-VIBRATORS

Mr. Frascino,My name is Heather and I am 18 years old. I live in a small town in Utah and word gets around so I can't really call my doctor. Anyway, my friend and I got her mom's vibrtor out of a drawer in her bed and I used it. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Heather,No, I would not recommend you spend any money (let alone $375!) on HIV testing. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. For the record, however, I still don't... Read more »

HIV from vibrating dildo?

I recently bought a vibrating dildo from a sex store. Though it appeared to be new (and was presented as such) it was not in a shrink wrapped package. I took it home, and after about 3-4 hours from when I bought it, I washed it with warm water and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I don't feel you've placed yourself at any significant risk for HIV. Nor do I feel any kind of preventative action is warranted. I'll reprint a question about sex toys posted in the archives for your edification and... Read more »

HIV risk from sharing glasses from an HIV positive with mouth ulcer

Hi Mr. Cordova,I am Monirath from Cambodia. I have a brother who is HIV positive but recently started on anti-retroviral drug. In one event, he developed some mouth ulcer but not really actively bleeding but I am not sure. Then one day, he drank...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Monirath.Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted this way. The virus starts to die the moment it leaves the human body. In most cases, within a minutes time it becomes unable to infect another person. Two hours later the virus would have... Read more »

Response to "Spencer's Vibrator"

Hello,First I would like to thank you for responding to my previous question. For extra knowledge I'd like to know if what you said --that HIV would not be able to survive shipping and distribution--if it applies to a situation where a small...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Yes, my answer applies to that situation as well. Even if a store employee used the vibrator, the risk of transmission to you after bringing it home would be nil. Take care,LHW... Read more »
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Good Vibrations please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have recently read some messages with a bit of acid in their words, Im not going to enter in particular discussions about it. I only hope all of them that are worried to be HIV negative and meanwhile, as they choose to be here at this forum, they... Read more »

HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »