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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Sharing Dildos

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Black AIDS Institute

The Lady With the Dildoes Has Plenty of Sister Love

Dazon Dixon Diallo Mexico City -- In and around Atlanta, Dazon Dixon Diallo has been known as "the lady with the dildoes." That's because her organization, SisterLove Inc. , hosts graphically entertaining Healthy Love parties to teach women... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Basics Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
Ask the Experts

dildo

dear doc,could you please tell me what is the risk of getting infected with STD if you used someones dildo? the "device" was not used for 1.5 week by anyone and was washed in water. what is the risk of getting infected is you use the dildo...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The same rules for HIV tranmsission apply. There is no evidence that people have been infected by using a dildo, but it is theoretically possible. If fresh, HIV infected fluids (semen, blood, vaginal secretions) are on the dildo itself, and then... Read more »

bought a dildo with two pieces of anal hair on it

Hi Dr I am a gay male who recently purchased a dildo online. Upon receival I noticed ( and later confirmed ) that the dildo was without the inner plastic package and it had two pieces of human hair ( very likely anal, since I myself had anal hair...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk no matter if it was used by the world's most infectious and inconsiderate HIV+ person. First of all, it went through the mail. What could survive that? Second it lay in your draw for a few days, further reducing from zero to even more... Read more »

Casual dildo touching

Doc - I've written to you before but perhaps you thought it was too daft but I'd be really really grateful for your advice. I bought a dildo from a sex shop. The person serving at the counter took it out of the packaging to check batteries...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dildo-Guy,I'm amazed at how many dudes get spooked about HIV after using various backdoor probing products! If you've read "loads of answers" on this forum, I'm surprised you didn't run across some of these similar... Read more »

HIV Transmitted through sharing of a cocaine bullet

I know using drugs is a very stupid thing to do. I am seeking help on that issue. My question is can a person contract HIV by sharing a cocaine bullet (small plastic device used to snort cocaine) with someone known to be HIV positive? No needles,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Flippin,Merely sharing the bullet would not be an HIV risk. However, as you probably know, nose candy can sometimes lead to nosebleeds. If there was fresh HIV-infected blood on the bullet and you snorted that up with your coke, well then there... Read more »
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Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
(Look for my original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?")

Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »