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Can Someone Get HIV From Sharing Vibrators

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Good Vibrations please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have recently read some messages with a bit of acid in their words, Im not going to enter in particular discussions about it. I only hope all of them that are worried to be HIV negative and meanwhile, as they choose to be here at this forum, they... Read more »

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

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HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative
Guest Blog - Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the Positively Positive: Living with HIV website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca) has participated in... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »
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One in a Million I know but Please answer-VIBRATORS

Mr. Frascino,My name is Heather and I am 18 years old. I live in a small town in Utah and word gets around so I can't really call my doctor. Anyway, my friend and I got her mom's vibrtor out of a drawer in her bed and I used it. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Heather,No, I would not recommend you spend any money (let alone $375!) on HIV testing. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. For the record, however, I still don't... Read more »

HIV from vibrating dildo?

I recently bought a vibrating dildo from a sex store. Though it appeared to be new (and was presented as such) it was not in a shrink wrapped package. I took it home, and after about 3-4 hours from when I bought it, I washed it with warm water and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I don't feel you've placed yourself at any significant risk for HIV. Nor do I feel any kind of preventative action is warranted. I'll reprint a question about sex toys posted in the archives for your edification and... Read more »

Response to "Spencer's Vibrator"

Hello,First I would like to thank you for responding to my previous question. For extra knowledge I'd like to know if what you said --that HIV would not be able to survive shipping and distribution--if it applies to a situation where a small...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Yes, my answer applies to that situation as well. Even if a store employee used the vibrator, the risk of transmission to you after bringing it home would be nil. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Vibrator from Spencer's

Hello! :) okay so a while ago I bought my first vibrator from Spencer's. After a month went by my evil mind began to formulate problems concerning the product. I called up the store and asked about their return policy and they told me they DO...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-First, there have been many a vibrator sold over the years and there is not a single case of any of them being tampered with in an attempt to transmit HIV. Secondly, there is no way that HIV could survive on said contaminated vibrator... Read more »
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