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presenter.trainer, massage therapy consultant

Posted by jackigethner
since 1988 have presented and worked with HIV/AIDS from prevention to pallitive care . have 501c3.agencies,targeted groups,conferences,retreats with cont.ed possibilities. http://home.earthlink.net/~jackigethner Read more »

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 »

Masturbation + Massage

Posted by Geek, 1 Reply
Hello everyone


I had a sensual massage in London one week ago. In the end the lady gave me a masturbation (handjob) with massage oil.

I didn't really know if she has cuts on her hand. But I think at least there's no bleeding wound cause she has been... Read more »

Sex at Asian Massage Parlor

Posted by Sixk, 1 Reply
Hey guys, I appreciate the help for this. I recently went to an Asian massage parlor and I had a small cut on my ball sack from trimming 2-3 days before. The masseuse performed a 20 second protected oral sex and then on to protected vaginal sex with... Read more »
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Please , please reply to thisI had a body massage at a massage parlour and had a small wound on my ankle which stated bleeding while being massaged . HIV test on the 14th week showed non- reactive but I have had sore throat 3~4 times in this period...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.HIV does not live outside the body. However, if HIV-infected bodily fluids come into contact with non-intact skin, the possibility of HIV transmission exists.2.Don't allow HIV-infected bodily fluids to come into contact with non-intact... Read more »

Safe Massage?

A few weeks ago while getting a massage, my therapist started touching my penis. (I am a gay male and have been in a monogomous gay relationship for 8 years.) After getting aroused, I allowed him to continue masterbating me. I started masterbating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Mutual masturbation (which is what you were describing) is considered lowrisk as far as HIV is concerned. This is because the HIV virus must get intoyour bloodstream in order to infect you. Although infection with... Read more »

Massage and hand relief risk

Dear Dr BobIve looked threw the archives under "can you have safer sex" but i cant understand how a massage and mutual masturbation has been classed as low risk? Shouldnt it be no risk? Especially a massage ?The last 4 months ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,I am not responsible for what others write, but I can tell you the scientific facts concerning HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted by massage or mutual masturbation, unless there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances, such as both... Read more »

Southamerican Massage Parlour. At risk?

Hi Dr. Bob, your contribution to the society is great.Recently I went to a massage parlour in a trip to SouthAmerica. I was taken to a room where I had to wait for about 3 to 5 min. for the masseur (lady) to show up. The facts are the following: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Dude, your fears are completely unwarranted. If HIV were contracted that easily, it would have wiped out the entire planet years ago. To specifically address your questions:1.No.2.No.3.No. (HIV does not crawl, swim or cha-cha-cha.)If you are... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Study Explores Massage Therapy Benefits

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is conducting a research study on the treatment of depression in people with AIDS with massage therapy. To qualify, participants must have an AIDS diagnosis and currently be depressed and qualify... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: "Direct Threat" to Spread HIV?

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) is asking Atlanta, on behalf of an HIV-positive massage therapist, to revise a 1984 ordinance requiring a health certificate stating massage therapy practitioners are free of communicable... Read more »