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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Lap Dancing

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HIV from a Lap Dance?

Is is possible to get HIV from a lap dance, where a stipper "grinds" her body against yours. While I realize that we both are clothed, I'm concerned given the close contact of both of our mid sections.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Put very simply, I am not aware of any cases of HIV being transmitted through a lap dance of any type. It is extremely important that you do not convince yourself that you have Read more »

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I'm a stripper & many dancers worry about catching stds from sitting on chairs, etc. There were... Read more »

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Hello Doc, Thanks a ton for your response and those 'good karma' words.Just a small quick question.... Read more »
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Lap Dance, HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...again but I think I remember putting my arms over my crotch and lap so she wouldn't contact my semen. Is it possible I could get HIV infected tis way, since I did come fully? The semen left a wet spot on my jeans. If from her grinding, she had... Read more »

first and last lap dance of my lifetime

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...this woman's status, if blood was present in the kiss or not, I am petrified now. I am constantly in the fear of contracting HIV. I intend to get tested at 3 months but this wait seems eternal and even then I won't have the courage to test. I am... Read more »

Lap Dances

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I was in New Zeland recently and went for a lap dance. All the while during the dance I had my clothes on and she was naked. The thing that worries me is that at one point of Read more »

Are Lap Dances Harmless? Is Testing Needed?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...back, or g-string, rubs her self, including at times her genitals, against a clothed customer, whether or not that is risky for HIV or other STDs? I thought that if they were risky they would be outlawed, but then I read on the Net that several... Read more »