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HIV Transmission Erotic Massage

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sick after erotic massage

I may sound like a hypochondriac, but 4 weeks after receiving an erotic massage from a gay man, I have swollen glands above my trapezious muscles, one gland up in my neck, itching, mild night sweats, raspy throut. He performed oral sex on me with a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not spread through contact with massage oil. In fact, there is only evidence that, in terms of sexual contact with others, HIV is transmitted during anal, vaginal, and oral intercourse/sex. Further, there is no evidence that HIV is... Read more »

Erotic Massage

Recently on a trip to Singapore, I allowed myself to receive an erotic massage. This involved the... Read more »

risk during erotic massage

Hi Dr Robert,I'm a worried...Recently I have visited an erotic massage salon. Before beginning... Read more »
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Body Positive

Homo Erotics

Nothing has had more of an impact upon gay men's sexuality and relationships with friends and lovers than HIV/AIDS. In the early days of the epidemic, the urgency, rage, and despair caused by AIDS were at the peak of their intensity, and often... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta Ends Ban on HIV-Positive Massage Therapists

On Dec. 4, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to amend a city regulation to allow people with HIV to be licensed as massage therapists. Prior to the amendment, massage therapist applicants had to submit a physician's note stating they were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great deal of valuable... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Eight Strategies to Trim Transmission Risk in People With HIV

Table of Contents First Step in Positive Prevention: Telling Partners Second Step to Positive Prevention: Undetectable Viral Load "Drinking the Kool-Aid" on Treatment as Prevention Risk Screening and STI Testing for Positive Prevention ... Read more »
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Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

Sex at Asian Massage Parlor

Posted by Sixk, 1 Reply
Hey guys, I appreciate the help for this. I recently went to an Asian massage parlor and I had a small cut on my ball sack from trimming 2-3 days before. The masseuse performed a 20 second protected oral sex and then on to protected vaginal sex with... Read more »

sex with massage worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am worried sick. About 1 month ago,I had protected sex with an Asian massage worker here in the US. She used baby oil on the condom. This is so stupid. I feel like crying every day.I was unfaithful to my wife. I am so upset.I know I will have hiv... Read more »

Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »