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Handjob And HIV Transmission Risk

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HIV transmission by someone performing a handjob

is it possible to get infected by someone doing a "handjob" on your penis? Someone recently got "massaged" and they are worried that they may have been infected....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is known to be transmitted sexually during anal, vaginal and oral sex ONLY. While the risk of transmission during sexual contact with an HIV infected person is never absent, there is no evidence that HIV has ever been transmitted through... Read more »

HAND-JOB and HIV Transmission

Hi, I'm concerned about possible exposition.To my situation: i visited a female sex worker. I... Read more »

handjob hiv risk?

hello and thank you for the information you provide on the site. my question is the following. is... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beliefs About Transmission Risk and Vulnerability, Treatment Adherence and Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Sample of HIV-Positive MSM

Optimistic beliefs about HIV transmission risk and STD vulnerability that are generated by advances in HIV treatment can influence motivation to practice safer sex. The current study's authors sought to understand the relationships between these... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of New York City Adults at Increased Risk of HIV Transmission Think They Are Not at Risk, Survey Says

About 18% of New York City adults are at risk of contracting HIV because of drug use or multiple sex partners, according to a recent survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , the AP/ New York Times reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission Among Adolescents in Zambia: Psychosocial and Behavioral Behavioral Correlates of Viewing a Risk-Reduction Media Campaign

The researchers in the current study evaluated phase I of a theoretically informed media campaign designed by Zambian youth to encourage their peers to adopt risk-reduction strategies to avoid HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The... Read more »
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Lapdance handjob is this a risk ?

Posted by scaredagain, 6 Replies
A few days ago I ended up going to a Lapdance bar with friends while working in the USA. After much beer and coaxing from my friends I ended up getting a private dance from one of the dancers a Venezuelan girl. I ended up getting a handjob, which... Read more »

HIV from a handjob?

Posted by step2step, 1 Reply
I have a fear of getting HIV positive. In any situation (sexual), I have that strong fear. I know its not normal.

This week, two days ago, I visited a prostitute in Holland. Because I'm afraid of HIV, I have done only a handjob. I thought it was... Read more »

Handjob Dangers?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The day after Christmas I went to a massage parlor. Had a table bath, a (bad) massage, and a handjob to completion. I understand that the risks are considered quite low for this type of activity, but I found out that the place also does full-service... Read more »

Is mutual handjob risky?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is mutual mastubation risky? What do you think? Last week I was given a handjob by a stranger in a public toilet. Should I be worried?

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