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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Massage

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HIV Risk from Non-sexual Massage

I had a massage session in the DC area with a professional therapist. It was an Aromatherapy session at my hotel from a certified therapist. Nothing improper, massaging shoulders, arms, legs, back and very light rub to the chest. Never came close to...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, there is no risk for HIV transmission from the activities you describe. If you haven't tested in a few years and have been sexually active I would suggest testing, but not because of the circumstances you describe. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Body Massage -- HIV risk?

Ryan,Recently I was foolish enough to have a wet body massage in Thailand. This involved the girl... Read more »

HIV/STD risk from body to body massage

Hi Doctor,I recently visited a massage parlor for a body massage. The masseuse applied oil all over... Read more »
Articles
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

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 »
TheBody.com

"Possible" Side Effects With New HIV Treatment Are Just That -- Only a Possibility

Charles D. Klemm Back in the "olden times" (1999) when I first started HIV meds, the first pill I took was Crixivan [indinavir]. People think pills these days have restrictions and side effects! I talked with my doctor and with the nurses about... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists, Grantees Map Possible Path to an HIV Vaccine

What In an advance for HIV vaccine research, scientists have for the first time determined how both the virus and a resulting strong antibody response co-evolved in one HIV-infected individual. The findings could help researchers identify which... Read more »
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massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
sorry if it is stupid question. i had massage a few days ago. i fingered her and got some amount of fluid though i washed it away shortly. i suspect i left some fluid somewhere on her underwear. then later put on my underwear and rubbed her vaginal... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »