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Can You Get AIDS From Sharing Dildos

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Black AIDS Institute

The Lady With the Dildoes Has Plenty of Sister Love

Dazon Dixon Diallo Mexico City -- In and around Atlanta, Dazon Dixon Diallo has been known as "the lady with the dildoes." That's because her organization, SisterLove Inc. , hosts graphically entertaining Healthy Love parties to teach women... Read more »
Office of National AIDS Policy

Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, Shares How HIV/AIDS Impacted His Life

This week, the 2012 International AIDS Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. The Conference provides an opportunity for Administration officials to reflect on the effect that HIV/AIDS has had in their own lives, and how far weve come in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Grandmothers Raising AIDS Orphans Share Experiences With Canadian Grandmothers Ahead of XVI International AIDS Conference

About 100 grandmothers from 11 African countries last week traveled to Canada for a four-day gathering to share with about 200 Canadian grandmothers their experiences of caring for their grandchildren, who have lost parents to AIDS-related... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Casual dildo touching

Doc - I've written to you before but perhaps you thought it was too daft but I'd be really really grateful for your advice. I bought a dildo from a sex shop. The person serving at the counter took it out of the packaging to check batteries...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dildo-Guy,I'm amazed at how many dudes get spooked about HIV after using various backdoor probing products! If you've read "loads of answers" on this forum, I'm surprised you didn't run across some of these similar... Read more »

Mucus after using Plug/Dildo?

I am HIV pos, undetectable, and T-cells around 450--in other words, stable. Why is it then that sometimes I notice a mucus discharge after anal activity?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unlikely to be related to your HIV medications. Could be related to friction/trauma in the area resulting in irritation/inflammation. If any reader has a comment please post. KH... Read more »

dildo touching

A day ago i touched a dildo and then washed my hands with an open cut on my hand. Plus after that i masterbated. Can i get HIV, aids, or stds from it?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Was the dildo used by someone living with HIV right before you used it? If not then there is no risk!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Sharing Sex Toys...

Hi. Please help!! My question is that, Would it be risky to share sex toys with my HIV positive galfriends. (as in sharing a dildo at both ends)? and Is it safe for a girl to masturbate once or twice every day? is it too much or does it cause any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In general, it seems that sharing sex toys with a partner would be low-risk (there's no evidence that anyone has been infected this way). It is difficult to generalize on the level of risk because it will vary depending on the circumstances.... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

Posted by bradford
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 »

Would you like to share your story?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm a student and have recently gotten involved in a project which aims to find out about women's issues in HIV/AIDS. Is it different living with the disease being a woman? Are there specific problems women face being infected? I'm trying to find... Read more »

Would you like to share your story?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, I'm a student and am trying to find out about issues women face being HIV infected or having AIDS. I don't know if you would agree, but I think women's issues still don't get enough attention.
I'm looking for someone who would like to... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been an HIV worrier for over 2 months now since I started displaying weird ongoing symptoms. All my exposures were over 5 years ago. Tested neg 2 times last month on ELISA at different labs, plus my husband also tested neg. I'm thinking maybe... Read more »