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Mutual Masturbation Should I Get Test For HIV

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Anxiety, Symptoms, Mutual Masturbation, Testing

I know you have answered several questions about the risk (non-risk) of mutual masturbation, but I hope you will take time to answer one more. I thank you for your work, and know it's voluntary here. I will try and do something good for your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.1. No.2. The PCR DNA test is not the same as a p24 antigen test. You can read about these two different testing assays in the archives of this forum. PCR DNA testing is not FDA approved for HIV-diagnostic testing. Consequently I can't... Read more »

Risk of HIV due to mutual masturbation between men?

Dear Doctor, I am from India. In mid December 2011 I was tested for HIV infection(Rapid 30 minute... Read more »

Mutual Masturbation and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob I am your fan from Thailand. I have read your www. since I was diagnosed with as a HIV... Read more »
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Agate Publishing

"Sexy" and "Safe" Aren't Mutually Exclusive

From Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community , edited by Gil L. Robertson IV. Copyright 2006. Excerpted with permission from Agate Publishing . "Sexy" and "Safe" Aren't Mutually Exclusive If you don't believe it, just ask Iona... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

WHO Guidelines Encourage Couples HIV Testing and Counselling and Use of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention

In Canada, an estimated 83% of new HIV infections in 2008 occurred through sexual transmission, either among men who have sex with men (47%) or heterosexual men and women (36%). Among both groups a large number of these sexual HIV transmissions... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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Risk of STD's including HIV from mutual masturbation and frottage?!

Posted by JoeD93, 1 Reply
About a week ago, I met a guy from online for a one night thing. Before this encounter, I gave a hand job to a guy a few days before and he ejaculated on my hand (not worried about that), but before that the last time I did anything sexual was in... 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 »

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 »

mutual masturbation

Posted by islander, 1 Reply
I keep getting conflicting information about this subject some people say there is no risk even with non bleeding cuts some people say there is has there ever been any known case of anybody contracting hiv this way Read more »