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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV...
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Washing genital organs after unsafe sex

I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago. She has just tested positive to HIV test. I washed my penis with soap and water in about 5minutes after sex. Her CD4 test show she has 2.8 I am at risk of HIV? What can I do now that I have not tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Genital washing after unsafe sex does not protect you against HIV. In fact some studies indicate that it may increase the risk of HIV Read more »

Genital Herpes

Dr Frascino,How are you? I hope you are doing well.Quick question, can one get genital herpes from just skin to skin contact?I recieved a handjob from a masseuse but who knows how many handjobs she gives in a day and for some reason she didnt wash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? Yes, absolutely.As for whether your rub-a-dub-dub-and-tug gal washes her hands between Read more »

jerk off with some else's saliva

hello! Im new to this page i have a question thats been bothering me for a while. I had a sexual encounter with a stranger(male) and STD Free(according to him)and I was wondering if i could get and STD from Him touching my penis with his hand. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Mutual masturbation, even with a bit of spit, is not considered a risk for HIV or most STDs. Frottage (dry docking while wearing tighty whites) is not considered a risk for STDs, including HIV.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino... Read more »

Dr. Bob, I really need your stamping to say I'm safe from a lap dance

Dear Dr Bob, you are doing here an awesome job helping people to clear their worries and educate them. I salute your efforts, and thoroughly appreciate it. For last week, I've been worrying myself to insanity. I just need your assurance that I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried from Toronto,Short answer requested. Short answer given: Your HIV risk is nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United Read more »
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Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

... I'm at a poster entitled, "Genital Beading as the Predictor of HIV Status in Male Drug Offenders in Taiwan." 1 I'm here with one of the researchers. Could you Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Creams and Ointments Creams and ointments are used for skin and nail infections. They can be used at the corners of the mouth or rubbed into affected areas of skin, including the labia. They should be applied two to four times a day by gentle and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...hands or feet. Infections of the hands and feet are usually not transmitted through sexual activity. Several types of HPV cause genital warts on the penis, vagina, and rectum. Those with HIV can get worse sores in the rectum and cervical areas.... Read more »
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I've posted the Q i asked the dr Bob 4 times. Help

Posted by Scaredgoad, 1 Reply
...+ through WB that i got results for today. doc I held her with my hands, caressed her doubles with bare hands and did the rubbing...do bob, what my are my odds of being safe? Doc bob, please please help me. Its scaring me. would appreciate... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...visiting him I went to her apartment. One thing led to another and we ended up having sex. The sex mostly consisted of her rubbing her clit against mine. we were both real wet and there was no protection used. I guess my question is: Did I put... Read more »

genital ulceration days after exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not know. It did not last long... I ejaculated after about 30 seconds or so. Then I washed thoroughly. When I got home I rubbed an essential oil with antiviral properties on my penis, and even poured some into my urethra. Around 4-5 days... Read more »

Need some advice guidance

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...act on me. She basically just let me rub her fully clothed bottom and bear breast for 5 dollars. My fear comes in because i rubbed her breast and manipulated her nipple for a few seconds. afterward i realized that there was a small separation of... Read more »