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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Using Sex Toys

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Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some answers in the archive but was not really specific to my problem. Youre probably tired of answering questions like these. Anyway, I hope you can help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Glad you found the information here enlightening and helpful. I find it unfortunately that you "have never had sexual contact with anybody" and yet are still worried about STDs, including HIV! Your fears about contracting HIV from your... Read more »

Cleaning Toys (SEX TOYS)

I know that we shouldn;t share toys when playing, but can someone else use my toys if I've... Read more »

Question and donation (SEX TOYS)

Dear Dr Bob,Great site, good advice with a touch of humour.Well done. How does one donate? How is... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

According to a new study from Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS Hospitalization Rates Drop; New Findings Also Show Infected Latinos Wait Too Long to Seek Treatment

A state report released to coincide with World AIDS Day demonstrates through data the improvements in HIV/AIDS medical care. Though the number of people living with HIV/AIDS increased from 1988 to 2008, fewer patients were hospitalized with... Read more »
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

ADAP Crisis Task Force Reaches Agreements With Three Pharmaceutical Companies to Assist Struggling ADAPs; Additional Federal and State Funding Required

Washington, D.C. -- With 1,056 people on waiting lists and many other access restrictions in place for individuals to receive consistent access to their HIV-related medications through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), the ADAP Crisis Task... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
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Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was hoping someone could answer my question. I recently found out that my first girlfreind who told me she was a virgin actually cheated on me early in our relationship by having unprotected sex with another guy. We began dating 5 1/2 years ago... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
I am a married male who is bisexual. I occasionally need to be with another male. I always play safe. I engage in mutual masterbation. I don't engage in oral sex or anal sex. I was curious about being the receptive partner in anal sex and purchased... Read more »

Dispute over how long to wait 3 months or 2 weeks

Posted by arc3506, 5 Replies
Hi, its been awhile since I've had to worry about getting tested for HIV. Well, did something stupid and now I'm going to. Can't believe what a dumb *&% I am. My doctor, who is a specialist in infectious diseases, told me that now getting an... Read more »