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Do People Catch AIDS From Sex Toys

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...There are extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are HIV-infected avoid deep, open-mouth "French" kissing with a non-infected partner, as there is a potential risk of transferring infected blood. Summary: There is no risk of transmission closed-mouth...
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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
...often resolves spontaneously over a period of several days. Good luck. Be well. Dr. Bob Fleshlight Oct 16, 2008 I noticed other people got worried after getting a sore throat within 72 hours after using their Fleshlight. I got the same symptom 1... Read more »

sextoys, fleshlights (FLESHLIGHT) (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hey Doc, So i ordered a fleshlight which came via mail after 5 three days. I opened up the plastic bag in which it was contained and rinsed it in hot water and then cold water, made sure the water was going in from one end and coming out from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particular attention to how HIV is and is not transmitted.Good luck. Stop worrying.Dr. BobFleshlightOct 16, 2008 I noticed other people got worried after getting a sore throat within 72 hours after using their Fleshlight. I got the same symptom 1... Read more »

Cleaning Toys (SEX TOYS)

I know that we shouldn;t share toys when playing, but can someone else use my toys if I've washed them well, wiped them down with rubbing alcohol, and then ran them thru the dishwaher with a cup of bleach added?Is that enough?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests to date are encouraging, but not conclusive. I agree you should have a three-month test to get a definitive result. Sex toys should not be shared without proper cleaning between uses. I also recommend using a condom on sex toys that are... Read more »

Question and donation (SEX TOYS)

Dear Dr Bob,Great site, good advice with a touch of humour.Well done. How does one donate? How is the money used?How long does HIV survive in air?I used a sex toy on a lady's clit and then wipedit twice with a towel before it was inserted in me....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are concerned, get a single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark. I'll reprint some information from the archives about sex toys below.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's website.... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...party drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but the HIV virus. The myth: "It's not AIDS that kills people; it's the medicines they take!" The reality: HIV medications, known as antiretrovirals, don't cure HIV, but... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...and Vaginal Intercourse --> There's only one way to find out for sure whether you have HIV: Get tested. Although some people feel symptoms when they've been newly infected with HIV, most people don't. That's one reason why HIV continues... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of... Read more »
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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...get tested but i have to wait a few more weeks since im still in that window period thing. oh i forgot....i also used a sex toy from him....a fake vagina to be exact. It was wrapped in a towel for what seemed at least a few hours, maybe even... Read more »

Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
A couple of nights ago something woprrying happened to me. A guy was fingering me and, before I could react, he withdrew, fingered himself briefly, and then put his fingers back in. How concerned should I be? Read more »

Unprotected Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I've read (the late) Stephen Gendin's and Hush's article from POZ and can relate completely. This is just not an issue alot of people talk about. I wondered how others were dealing with it because, well, I'm not dealing with it too well. ... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...medical care because they did it to themselves. Are they too "self-inflictors"? Ricky, sex is a powerful driving force and people do have lapses in judgment surrounding sexual situations for a whole host of reasons. Have you always, always,... Read more »