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Is Masturbation With Saliva Safe

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Masturbation with prostitute's saliva, shaved pimples on face, feel feverish 2 wks later

Dear Dr.I am emailing you today because I am undergoing a scare and live in a country that does not tolerate HIV at all. I also have a widowed mother who depends on me and I really feel like I need someone to give me proper advice and comfort me, as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.You had sex with four different prostitutes, one right after the other over a period of four hours. WOWZA. That's impressive, even for a twenty-something. I'll assume you're either Italian or taking excessive doses of Cialis. No... Read more »

Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

For years, we have been testing folks for HIV using blood tests. It'ssomething people have become accustomed to. But what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
Project Inform

Meningococcal Vaccine Appears Safe in Youth With HIV

A poster presentation at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA in Washington, DC showed positive results from a study of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4, also called Menactra) in youth living with HIV. The MCV4 vaccine prevents infection with the N.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beijing to Offer Free Saliva Tests for HIV

Beginning this month, three Beijing hospitals will offer a saliva test for HIV. The oral fluid-based kit will make it easier to test for HIV in areas without proper facilities to draw blood and to test certain people, such as the obese and those... Read more »
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Abraded skin + saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there any documentation of the risk for saliva getting onto skin that has been abraded for example by mutual masturbation?


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Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is saliva risky if it is able to get into your bloodtream? If say your are receiving oral sex and saliva gets on your mucous membranes and into your bloodstream, or if you are getting a french kiss and saliva eneters an open sore in your mouth or... Read more »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

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 »