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Can You Contract HIV From Erotic Massage

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sick after erotic massage

I may sound like a hypochondriac, but 4 weeks after receiving an erotic massage from a gay man, I have swollen glands above my trapezious muscles, one gland up in my neck, itching, mild night sweats, raspy throut. He performed oral sex on me with a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not spread through contact with massage oil. In fact, there is only evidence that, in terms of sexual contact with others, HIV is transmitted during anal, vaginal, and oral intercourse/sex. Further, there is no evidence that HIV is... Read more »

risk during erotic massage

Hi Dr Robert,I'm a worried...Recently I have visited an erotic massage salon. Before beginning... Read more »

Erotic Massage

Recently on a trip to Singapore, I allowed myself to receive an erotic massage. This involved the... Read more »
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I got HIV from Hand Job - Massage

Posted by bigtar, 1 Reply
My risk: 2-3 weeks into this I got mono like symptoms, including pestechie rash and mouth ulcers on roof of my mouth.

This is what happen:

1. Went to the place

2. Took the clothes of wrapped a towel around ( no risk)

3. Lay on my stomach on a table got... Read more »

Very worried about possible HIV contraction

Posted by dworried87, 1 Reply
I did something very stupid. I got heavily drunk and I ended up visiting a sex worker at a massage parlor. The parlor wasn't cheap, around 300 dollars total (not sure if this make any difference though).



The actual sex act lasted around 10 minutes.... Read more »

Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »