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Can You Catch AIDS From Frottage

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Posted by Liloki, 2 Replies
I am a gay male who is worried that I have exposed myself to the hiv virus. My last partners is hiv positive, undetectable viral load and has otherwise good health. A week ago while we were naked in bed I began rubbing my penis on his anal region.... Read more »

Frottage

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Just wondering since my exposure included this: Has anyone ever heard of anyone testing hiv postive after being exposed to HIV positive seminal fluid during frottage? Also if a HIV positive persons seminal fluids get on recent razor burn can HIV... Read more »

Is frottage safe?

Posted by Justagirl, 2 Replies
I've searched The Body for an answer and can't seem to come up with one. Anyways, according to Dr. Bob, frottage is safe. But what happens if a guy who is not wearing a condom rubs his penis in my clitoral region? Is it possible to get infected?... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »
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Another frottage question

Dear Dr. Bob:Thank you so much for all the hard work you do with this site. It is very helpful.Now I need your help.I did frottage with an erotic massage parlour girl across her butt crack. At one point my penis went lower than it should have and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Frottage is not considered to be a risk for HIV transmission. Contact with infected cervical/vaginal fluids, however, does carry some degree of risk.2. No.3. Some STDs can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact -- HPV/genital warts, scabies,... Read more »

Kissing, frottage, and mutual masterbation.

Dear Dr. Frascino, first off I would like to thank you for the work you do! The world needs more people like you to continue battling against HIV/AIDS and to help those who either have the condition or who are extremely frightened (like beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Mark.Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low at best. I don't recommend using a buddy's baby batter for lube during mutual wack-a-thons, but even so your HIV risk is extremely low. If you remain worried, get a single HIV-antibody... Read more »

Frottage with Anal Rubbing

Hello. I have an HIV risk question regarding frottage. If someone's been fingered and lubed up in foreplay and then frottage occurs where the other person's penis rubs up against the person's hole, would there be a risk there even...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The risk of HIV from anal sex comes from blood in the anus that occurs due to the stretching and tearing from being penetrated. Even if some stretching occurred from the fingering (depending on how aggressive it was),... Read more »

mutual masturbation & penis-to-penis frottage

Dear everyone, I am gay and I had an encounter 3 days ago with a guy who had unknown HIV status. What we did was firstly mutual masturbation, followed by a brief 1-2 minutes penis-to-penis forttage (I was holding his and mine in my hand, which I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with your experience is very low. Even with the irritation. There were not any openings on your penis and this would be how HIV could enter if you had his semen on your hand. If you feel there were openings and you... Read more »
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