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Can You Contract HIV From Sex With A Prostitute

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Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming you used a latex condom properly and it didn't fail (break)."Symptoms" that occur three days after a potential HIV exposure would not be related to HIV acquisition. The... Read more »

sex with a prostitute; could my armpit swelling be HIV?

I know how many questions you must get each week but would be eternally grateful if you could find... Read more »

Protected Sex with a prostitute

Over the last two years or so, I have visited a number of prostitutes and had both oral, vaginal,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Conservative Botswana, a Push to Legalize Prostitution

The former president of Botswana wants the country to decriminalize prostitution in order to facilitate HIV prevention initiatives with sex workers. One in four adults have HIV in Botswana, and that rate has hardly moved during the last decade. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boston: Especially Shunned, Especially Vulnerable -- Fighting HIV by Reaching Out to Transgender Prostitutes

Transgenders exist at the far margins of society, hidden to most people except for those who seek them out. Largely shunned, many live in extreme poverty. Many abuse drugs and work as prostitutes, performing acts that other sex workers avoid. And... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Cuts Raise Fears for Prostitutes' Health: Edinburgh Support Group Loses Vital Funding

One of Scotland's oldest support groups for sex workers will be forced to cut services at the end of March after losing key financial support, officials said. National Health Service (NHS) Lothian cut funding to the group, Scottish Prostitutes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Sex Workers Say Anti-Prostitution Law Will Hurt Efforts to Combat HIV Spread

On Tuesday, Indian sex workers criticized a proposed law that would crack down on brothel owners and clients and would give police more latitude in raiding the establishments. While prostitution is illegal in India, the ban is rarely enforced. At a... Read more »
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Prostitutes vs.safe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there such a thing as safe sex with a prostitute?
Barring condom failure, should there really be a concern?

This is not a moral issue for me, it is a serious inquiry.
Background is I am a single father raising 2 children devoting my time to my... Read more »

story about anthony johnson: forced prostitution

Posted by 6arywary, 3 Replies
has anyone heard the story of anthony johnson? he was a boy who was sexually abused, forced into prostitution by his parents, and it eventually led him to contract aids. then he was adopted by his social worker.
i just heard about this story... Read more »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I am a prostitute and don't know my status.
In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i feel i should get tested.But then if i come out... Read more »

Prostitution Risk? What is it?

Posted by SassySteven, 2 Replies
Over the past few years, I have occasionally seen prostitutes. A dumb thing, I know, but as an obsessive compulsive person, sometimes I can't help myself with what is a slightly addictive behavior. I have gone to therapy to try and help with my... Read more »