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Hiv From Vibrator

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HIV from vibrating dildo?

I recently bought a vibrating dildo from a sex store. Though it appeared to be new (and was presented as such) it was not in a shrink wrapped package. I took it home, and after about 3-4 hours from when I bought it, I washed it with warm water and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I don't feel you've placed yourself at any significant risk for HIV. Nor do I feel any kind of preventative action is warranted. I'll reprint a question about sex toys posted in the archives for your edification and... Read more »

Vibrator from Spencer's

Hello! :) okay so a while ago I bought my first vibrator from Spencer's. After a month went by... Read more »

Store bought vibrator

Hello! :) okay so a while ago I bought my first vibrator from Spencer's. After a month went by... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Laser Technology Could Be Used To Protect Against HIV, Study Says

A type of infrared laser technology could be used to protect the human immune system against HIV, as well as other viruses and infections, without causing side effects, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of Physics:... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
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Sex and Living with HIV

Sexual intimacy is essential to well being. All human beings need to touch and be touched. Yet people living with HIV are often denied touch because of other people's ignorance; or they themselves shy away from touch because of shame, pain, or fear... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

Is It a Risk? How risky are certain activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse... Read more »
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Good Vibrations please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have recently read some messages with a bit of acid in their words, Im not going to enter in particular discussions about it. I only hope all of them that are worried to be HIV negative and meanwhile, as they choose to be here at this forum, they... Read more »

hiv positive couples?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm bi-sexual and as of my last test, still negitive. I often think about being in a long term relationship with a guy, but quite frankly I'm afraid. Afraid because my last male 2 male relationship that lasted 3 years, I'm almost certain that he is... Read more »

HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

Posted by bradford, 5 Replies
HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

It was a day just like any other day; I was at work getting set up and ready to get back to work after having lunch. I looked up from my station and while gazing across the salon, I noticed a radiant woman, beautifully... Read more »

choosing to live with hiv...

Posted by Anonymous
Choosing to Live With HIV/AIDS 1997 By Rev. Alexander R.
Garbera, MA,MSC As a long term survivor of HIV/AIDS, I am still
perplexed by this disease and the social structures that surround
it. Over fifteen years into this pandemic, people are still
be... Read more »