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CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your... Read more »

STD from worn Pantyhose and panties sniffing (PANTY PARANOIA) (PANTYHOSE SNIFFING, 2008)

Hi Dr Bob,Can you get STD such as gential warts, herpes from sniffing worn pantyhose / panties?... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Public Health STI Treatments Move to the SPOT, Urgent and Private Care

This article was reported by St. Louis American . The St. Louis American reported that several health clinics recently received public money to test and treat STDs in St. Louis. The city records approximately 6,100 STD cases every year, and many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: E-Cards Let Partners in on STD Info

Massachusetts residents can now use a Web site to inform former sex partners they may be infected with an STD. On the site, www.inSPOT.org , users can send e-cards with or without their own personal information to urge the recipient to be checked... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

E-Mails Send STD Warning

InSPOT.org (Internet Notification Service for Partners or Tricks) is an e-mail service that allows gay and bisexual men to anonymously warn former partners of possible STD exposure. Thousands of people have used the service to notify up to six... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

Baltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
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STD or no?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently found red spots on the top side of the head of my penis. I had sex without a condom for about 20 seconds with a girl and then pulled out. They do not bother me and are not oozing or big. Could they be from irritation caused by the... Read more »

Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please help me.

I just noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything... Read more »

What are these tiny pin head bright red spots?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They are on my upper arm and chest, pin head size and bright red, they look like dots of paint. There are 8 on my left arm and 4 on my chest. They have been there for a week or so. Are they in any way connected to a possible STD? Or even ARS?... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »