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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Masturbation

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Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not use condoms but I have examined that I have no wounds on my genital. We also kissed but there was no oral or anal penetration. Is this sort of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What the two of you did together was considered safer sex, meaning there wasa risk of infection, but it's a low risk. Let me review with you how HIV is,and is not, transmitted between two people. Blood,... Read more »

Will Masturbation Shrink The Penis? (MASTURBATION) (MASTURBATION)

Well I have been masturbating alot recently and my penis looks like is has shrunk. Doctor can this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina

In the context of high rates of heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the southeastern United States, which greatly exceeds such transmission among whites, the investigators launched a study to determine risk factors... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality of life, said the government... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Association Between Lack of Circumcision and HIV, HSV-2 and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Observational studies of the association of circumcision and HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) "have yielded mixed results," noted the authors. The current report examines the relationship between circumcision and HIV, herpes... Read more »
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I masturbated with a pair of used panties

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Any risk for HIV of STDs? I think I have worried myself into symptoms. Dr. Bob says no, but I'm still worried. Read more »

Masturbation - worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get STD's or HIV from someone masturbating you. The girl was a topless dancer - I paid her money and am worried about it. Do I test. I don't know if she had scratches on her hand. I did not touch her and no oral/vaginal sex. Just jacked... Read more »

Explain why masturbation with panties is no risk

Posted by Worried12, 5 Replies
Im sorry to make ANOTHER topic, but Im finally about over it. Please go in depth why I couldnt have gotten HIV. On fluid soaks into the panties does it die? Once it dries does it die? How long would it live? If the panties were wet is there a risk?... Read more »

mutual masturbation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently engaged in mutual masturbation with a male friend of mine. I am recently separated, back into the dating scene, and felt that this would be safe. I abstained from intercourse or oral sex. However, in retrospect I am concerned about him... Read more »