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Getting HIV From Erotic Massage

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Erotic massage

I've read all the items, and I'm pretty sure I was perfectly safe, but it would be nice to get confirmation:More than a month ago I had an erotic massage. The masseuse first gave me a massage with oil on the back and frontside of my body,...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is absolutely no risk for HIV in the situation you're describing.HIV is relatively hard to get, meaning it <i>only<i> is transmitted in specific ways.Those will always include a way for HIV positive body fluid to enter your... Read more »

risk during erotic massage

Hi Dr Robert,I'm a worried...Recently I have visited an erotic massage salon. Before beginning... Read more »

sick after erotic massage

I may sound like a hypochondriac, but 4 weeks after receiving an erotic massage from a gay man, I... Read more »
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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

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Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this... Read more »
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On Dec. 4, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to amend a city regulation to allow people with HIV to be licensed as massage therapists. Prior to the amendment, massage therapist applicants had to submit a physician's note stating they were... Read more »
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Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

Simple massage

Posted by JimD, 2 Replies
Some time ago during a massage I was getting the person probed my rectum with his finger, shortly after that the massage ended. That was on a Sunday night. Friday morning which was 4.5 days later I woke up with a rash in the middle of my chest.... Read more »

Body massag

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In the bath tub with a woman, no sex, no oral sex, but she did wash my penis with soap and water. Is this safe?

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Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »