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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Masturbation

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masterbation with a flashlight, + donation////possible hiv risk? (MASTURBATING WITH FRUITS , VEGETABLES AND OTHER OBJECTS, 2009)

Hey doctor, I was so horny one day that i masterbated with a flashlight, a big mag-lite flashlight to be exact, and during my PERIOD, so im scared because i didnt clean the flashlight off before use, can hiv be transmitted from this? Because i dont...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The big Mag-Lite flashlight was borrowed from a "friend of a friend's family" 10 months ago??? WOW! Remind me never to let you borrow my iPhone, favorite porno video or other prized possessions! But I digress . . . back to your... Read more »

Possible HIV Transmission With Protected Sex and Unprotected Masturbation?

I'm a male that has had condom-protected vaginal sex at an overseas brothel. After 30 minutes... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Quest for an Effective HIV Vaccine Presents New Possibilities, Challenges

A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Possible Clues Found to Why HIV Vaccine Showed Modest Protection

Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Scientists have found that among adults who received the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rogaine as Possible HIV Cure?

The quest for low-cost HIV treatment may lie in finding virus-fighting properties among the thousands of drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to Vojo Deretic, chair of molecular genetics and microbiology department... Read more »
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Mutual Masturbation Possible STI

Posted by circlejboi, 2 Replies
Hello,

Two days ago I engaged in mutual masturbation with a stranger. I am experiencing symptoms such as muscle fatigue, nausea, and I feel some irritation on the head of my penis. I am worried about if I may have caught an sti from this experience.... Read more »

Masturbation with panties, part 3.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I masturbated with a pair of worn panties that had a yellow stain. I know I have little risk but I am still worried. Here are my symptoms
Swollen lymp node under chin
receding and dark red gums
pain on my waist line
itching in armpits
body itching


PLease,... Read more »

mutual masturbation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently engaged in mutual masturbation with a male friend of mine. I am recently separated, back into the dating scene, and felt that this would be safe. I abstained from intercourse or oral sex. However, in retrospect I am concerned about him... Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »