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Do People Catch HIV From Sex Toys

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body...
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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
...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 brand new Cyberskin Dream Dick are completely unwarranted. As you may have... 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
...Hi,As frequently is the case, the answer to your question was already waiting for you in the archives. Have a look (reprinted below)!Be well.Dr. BobVancouver questionApr 24, 2006 Dr bob, your forum is excellent. I wish to support 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
...you 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... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths 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

...(In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...HIV, which dies in less than a minute outside the body, HCV survives and is infectious in dried blood for days or even weeks. People can become infected by sharing items that contain only tiny traces of dried blood. HCV can be transmitted... Read more »
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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...now Im scared that some of his precum might have gotten on my lips. What are the chances he might have infected me if he has HIV? I really wanna get tested but i have to wait a few more weeks since im still in that window period thing. oh i... 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
...Okay, here's a loaded subject. My partner has HIV & I don't. We use a condom during sex MOST of the time. Sometimes though, we both just want to forget he has HIV. We want Read more »

HIV from sex toys.

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