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HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
I am a married male who is bisexual. I occasionally need to be with another male. I always play safe. I engage in mutual masterbation. I don't engage in oral sex or anal sex. I was curious about being the receptive partner in anal sex and purchased... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »
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Sex toy and oral sex

Hi Robert. I have read through your answers before asking this but I feel I need a personal response from you. A few days ago I went for a brazillian wax. The male therapist was feeling aroused when massaging the after-wax creams onto the areas that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You got a Brazilian wax? OUCHAMAGOUCHA! And you've never had sex with anyone before? Hmm. Then why were you getting the Brazilian wax job? Perhaps you resemble Cousin Itt from the Addams Family and wanted to do some monospacing because... Read more »

disease from my own sex toy

Hi Dr.I have read a few articles from the site and found them very insightful. So i dare to ask a question that I have been wondering all these while. Can i get disease such as gonorrhea, syphilis, etc from using my own sex toys? i insert a dildo or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey, Wyatt.You're wondering if you can contract an STD from your own butt plug??? Wyatt, STDs are infections that can be transmitted from an infected person to an uninfected person via unsafe sex. So are you perhaps worried that your butt plug... Read more »

sti and sex toys

Hi, I've recenly found out its possible I've contracted a sti, the question I have is before I found I was using a sex toy unprotected it is only myself that has used it but what I want to know is, is it posible that the infection is on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You want to toss your B.O.B. (battery operated boyfriend) out??? That's not being very kind. And besides, didn't you pay lots of money for your Mr. Longschlong VanHungstein???Sex toys can be easily cleaned. (See below.)Dr. BobCasual... Read more »

Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some answers in the archive but was not really specific to my problem. Youre probably tired of answering questions like these. Anyway, I hope you can help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Glad you found the information here enlightening and helpful. I find it unfortunately that you "have never had sexual contact with anybody" and yet are still worried about STDs, including HIV! Your fears about contracting HIV from your... Read more »
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The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
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