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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Massage

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage should I consider it

I'm HIV+ my VL is undetectable and CD4% 31 and I'm on Lexiva, Truvada and Norvir.My question is should I get Lymphatic Drainage Massage? I have noticed that I have 3 lymph nodes in my groin that has swollen up over the last 3 months. One...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no evidence that massage of lymph nodes will provide either clinical or cosmetic benefit relating to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes in the groin are among the most common to be enlarged from a wide range of conditions draining from the... Read more »

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I recently had a mutual massage with a woman from an escort service. What arethe likelyhoods of... Read more »

ear massage

Dear Dr. Francisco:I got a massage today and the chinese massage therapist vigurously massaged my... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latino Adolescents Receiving Culturally Adapted HIV Prevention Course Less Likely to Have Sex, More Likely to Use Condoms, Study Says

Latino adolescents who are given a culturally specific HIV prevention and sex education course are less likely to have intercourse and more likely to use condoms than Latinos who do not receive the course, according to a study published in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Women Who Become Pregnant Less Likely to Develop AIDS, Die of AIDS-Related Causes, Study Says

HIV-positive women who become pregnant are less likely to develop AIDS or die of AIDS-related causes than HIV-positive women who do not become pregnant, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases , VOA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta Ends Ban on HIV-Positive Massage Therapists

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beijing Gay Venues Join AIDS Intervention Campaign

Nineteen popular gay entertainment venues in Beijing -- bars, massage parlors, and health clubs -- have signed up for the Beijing Anti-AIDS Association for MSM (men who have sex with men) Venues, a group started on May 31 by AIDS prevention... Read more »
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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 »

Massaging someone Hiv+

Posted by Kingsean53, 2 Replies
I have a friend who recently tested positive for Hiv, as a friend I try my best to be there for him. Last week he asked me to apply some medication on his back. As a friend I said yes. However, he did not have any gloves, before I applied the cream... Read more »