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Hiv From Dipping Food From Same Dish

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Possible contraction through dish-washing?

Perhaps this is a sign of America's ignorance of this virus, but I have a question concerning a man I've met. He contracted HIV and since has had trouble finding work due to the stigma attached to his condition. He has asked me and my...
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WorkPositive, Inc.
Hire him! He needs the work and you need the clean dishes. There is no risk of HIV transmission in the situation you describe, whether he washes the dishes, joins you for dinner, or even prepares the food. HIV is transmitted only through unprotected... Read more »

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hiv from dipping? help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hey. so i left a message last night that wasnt clear. sorry. basically, i had protected receptive anal sex. BUT in the very beginning we did 'dip' where he stuck it in me once for about 2 seconds and i immediately told him to pull out which he... Read more »

Brief anal dipping with precum, no ejaculation, whats my chances?

Posted by mcclean1993, 1 Reply
Around 5 weeks ago I had my first gay dipping encounter as the receptive bottom. Regretfully there was no condom usage, only mild dipping on his part with the tip of his penis but he did have precum. After around 20 seconds or less I said to stop... Read more »

Unprotected Insertive Dipping and Reusing Condom..

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
Hello to all!
I haven't been on the site for some time. However, I had the following incident last night:
After rimming another male's ass for a while, I proceeded to rub my penis outside his anus and dipped it inside twice for a few seconds before... Read more »

Brief "Dipping"- Bottom's Risk?

Posted by Zeke, 1 Reply
Today I had a gay sexual encounter in which I was the bottom (receptive partner) for anal play. My Top was a one-time casual hookup and was fingering me until I felt something a little bigger than a finger. He may have penetrated me very shallowly... Read more »