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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Treated With Silver Nanoparticles Could "Completely Inactivate" HIV, Other STDs: Researchers

Condoms have a 15 percent failure rate. Also, they do not completely protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, when researchers at the University of Manitoba soaked condoms in a solution of microscopic silver nanoparticles, the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Warns Companies Importing and Marketing Drugs Over the Internet That Fraudulently Claim to Prevent and Treat STDs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued Warning Letters to six U.S. companies and one foreign individual for marketing unapproved and misbranded drugs over the Internet to U.S. consumers for the prevention and treatment of sexually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Have Varying Effectiveness Against Different STDs

Studies have documented the effectiveness of latex condoms -- not natural or lambskin ones -- in preventing pregnancy and the spread of HIV. With perfect condom use (a condom used every time, put on before any skin-to-skin contact), chances of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does handlotion kill HIV/STD's

During the course of a massage, the masseuse briefly inserted her fingers into her vagina. She then began massaging my legs using handlotion (applied to her hands) which progressed to her rubbing my penis. My question is, how much vagina fluid is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not sure if hand lotion will inactivate HIV or other STDs. That's not really important in your case. You're risk is negligible because HIV is not known to transmitted during mutual masturbation. It is also unlikely that you would... Read more »

An anxiety is killing me

Dear Dr., An anxiety is killing me. I met an unknown street girl (at midnight) and recieved oral sex (for about 5mins) from her. I partly came in her mouth and partly outside. Neither she bit me nor I saw any mark of blood on my penis after oral...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I think that your risk of HIV infection from this exposure is very, very low.... Read more »

This fear is killing me now.

Dear Doctor Robert,first of all thank you for the opportunity for me to post questions to this incredible website that keeps cooling me down from the fear of HIV.Recently (about a week ago) after I played tennis I went to massage parlour and ended...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the latex (or polyurethane) condom was used properly and did not fail, whether you're 19 or 99. Most condoms are latex, reservoir tip or not. Condoms provided by sex workers are indeed safe. After... Read more »

does listerine kill HIV

A few nights ago, I had protected sex with a womean whom I had just met. It was a casual encounter. About 45 minutes into it, I realized that the condom was no longer on my penis. I immediately pulled out and put on another condom. I finished in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Condom failure resulting in 3-5 minutes of unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently I agree testing is warranted at the three-month mark.Does Listerine poured on your tallywhacker kill HIV?... Read more »
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the waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I went for an ELISA test and full STD panel last Tuesday. I have had this done once before and I got the results back in two days. It has now been seven days since the test and I haven't heard a word from the doctor's office. Last Friday I called... Read more »

guilt and shame killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that everyone has to be tired of hearing from me, but I feel like dying! I just don't know how to go on! I am the married guy that let another man perform oral sex on me and I put his penis in my mouth and then took it right out. I have no... Read more »

The anxiety is killing me

Posted by miamiman36, 2 Replies
A friend of mine and i messed around and i ended up penetrating him but instead of using the lube i grabbed the massage oil for lubricant. It was after i ejaculated in him and pulled out i noticed it ripped and i ejaculated in him! Im panicing. Im... Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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