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Are Massage Therapists Tested For Hiv

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Is newly infected person more infectious ?

Hi Doc Bob,A sex worker had slight and brief gum bleeding, and after 20 Min of massage, she gave me a 8sec unprocteted BJ. We tested her with Aware Oral and came negative. But that test wont be correct if she had been infected just recently, right...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taken before the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. However, it's worth noting that if your hooker, I mean massage therapist, tested HIV negative, the risk she could have transmitted the virus to you would be limited to the... Read more »

Oral Sex Question

Hi Dr.,I had a massage about 3 weeks ago. During the massage I became aroused. I am embarassed to... Read more »

Twas the night before mid-term elections and all through the house...

Hi Dr. Bob,I am hoping to get a response with the title of the question (I sincerely hope Pelosi... Read more »
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Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...comfy room with waterfalls and sunsets projecting on a large flatscreen TV and courteous and attentive Chinese men and women massage therapists giving 1/2 hour ($15) and hour ($25) reflexology massages (fully clothed) that are rejuvenating and... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

HIV-Positive Woman Gets Her Massage Therapy License, but Investigation of Los Angeles Police Commission Continues

...hard-pressed to find even one ad of questionable legitimacy. "Sleazy until proven otherwise" is the prevalent attitude toward massage therapists in Los Angeles. I could deal with that if that was the only thing I had to face, but thanks to the... Read more »
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FAQs About Insurance From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...health insurance. What options are available to me now? Are the expenses I incur seeing a medical nutrition therapist and massage therapist eligible for reimbursement through my health flexible spending account (FSA) provided by my employer? ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...United States of someone becoming infected through tattooing or piercing. Tattoo artists, piercers, hairdressers and barbers, massage therapists, manicurists and pedicurists, and acupuncturists are all defined by the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »
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Poz and Out?!!?

Posted by pozitively, 2 Replies
...further, like speaking at the high school I attended 20 years ago. I have personally educated many people already, like the massage therapist who asked if they should use gloves (THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEND TWICE!). Enough about me, I really want to... Read more »

Tested positive on Saturday

Posted by LightningJynx, 6 Replies
...So, yeah, I tested positive on Saturday afternoon, 6/14/08 approx 1:35 pm. It was a shock, just like it was for everyone, but not completely unexpected. Read more »

Tested POZ on April Fools Day- Turn 30 in 3 days

Posted by AZSouthBay, 8 Replies
...been the same. I know this is to be expected, of course. So far, I am asymptomatic- but I haven't been able to work... I am a Massage Therapist. This line of work I've decided I don't want anymore... the reasons are endless, but my main reason... Read more »

I have to be positive

Posted by soworried27, 3 Replies
...am not positive and I could make myself this sick, or is it game over. The only good news is that the girl I was with took a HIV1 test on Friday and it was negative. Which could also be bad if she just happen to be infected in the last 2 months... Read more »