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Massage Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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How Do I Start?

...to wait until you reach specific viral load or CD4 cell levels. It's up to you. Using Complementary and Alternative Therapies Some people believe they have stayed healthier because they use traditional healing practices, massage, acupuncture, herbs, or other therapies. It is difficult to get information on how well these therapies work for HIV disease. Most of them are not studied the same way as western medicines. That doesn't mean they...
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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 my body (except penis) and gave me a hand massage. Later, she gave me a body to body massage. During this time, I feel her vagina might have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Really Worried Man,During your rub-and-tug, you "ejaculated a few times" plus had a happy-ending hand job at the end of the rub down? That's impressive. You're either Italian or we need to check the dose of your Viagra. As for acquiring HIV,... Read more »

Massage Parlor Trauma

Sorry Dr.Rob for being a pest, I did donate a small sum of 50USD (paltry though for your enormity of work).Receipt No: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.I went to a massage parlor on Sunday and when female masseur did massage with a lotion over my body. She was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Sri,The HIV-acquisition risk from a rub-and-tug (massage plus hand-job) is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. I would suggest you read through the informant in the archives of this forum, paying particular attention to... Read more »

Need help .. (USING HIV RNS PLASMA VIRAL LOAD FOR ROUTINE DIAGNOSTIC HIV SCREENING)

Hi Doctor,Greetings!!You and your team is doing great job!! Thankyou.I am from India. My case was never a risk but i made it complex.I went to a massage parlor, got normal body massage, used the massage towel to clean the oil which floated on to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First of all, I agree with your doctor: Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.Second, if indeed there was a potential HIV exposure, the recommended HIV-screening test for Read more »

fingering and hiv transmission

hello!while i would define myself as a lesbian, about a year ago, I had an exchange with a man in instanbul, turkey. i was on my period at the time (with a tampon inserted) and he gave me a massage and rubbed my clit to orgasm. I touched his penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test at the three-month mark following your "one night man" manhandling episode is definitive and conclusive. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...realistic. Some are pessimistic. Some providers are comfortable suggesting "complementary and alternative" therapies such as massage, acupuncture, or herbs. Others stick strictly to Western medicine. If you want a lot of emotional support, you... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...depression in men. The test should be done in the morning. If you are of African or Mediterranean background, you might be tested for low levels of the enzyme G6PD. This could cause severe anemia if you take certain drugs. Vaccinations ... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more... Read more »
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Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. Read more »

When Can I stop testing?

Posted by john00, 2 Replies
...massage(her in me without protectioin). I have also visited a call girl that perofrmed unprotected oral on me multiple times. I have tested since last massage at 7 months EIA negative and by PCR DNA negative. I have also had multiple other... Read more »

Is testing needed, no judgements please

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...activity. From 1994 to 2002 I use to seek out the company of "ladies of the night." You get my drift. Everything from high class, to massage parlors, to street walkers and even a few trips to SE Asia. All sex was hetrosexual. During this span I... Read more »

Help please

Posted by dlcali, 2 Replies
...scared? It has been 12 days and I have a soar throut and am scared of infection. Please help out. What do you think? SHould I get tested? Read more »