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Odds Of Infection Sharing Dildos

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Black AIDS Institute

The Lady With the Dildoes Has Plenty of Sister Love

Dazon Dixon Diallo Mexico City -- In and around Atlanta, Dazon Dixon Diallo has been known as "the lady with the dildoes." That's because her organization, SisterLove Inc. , hosts graphically entertaining Healthy Love parties to teach women... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Groups at Odds Over Disbursement of Global Fund Aid in Kenya

PlusNews /IRIN examines an ongoing disagreement between the Kenya Consortium to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria -- a group of nongovernmental organizations -- and CARE International about the speed at which CARE is disbursing its funds from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Outbreak of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Methamphetamine Injectors: The Role of Sharing Injection Drug Equipment

"Methamphetamine use has become increasingly prevalent in the United States," wrote the authors, who set out to identify risk factors for acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among Natrona County, Wyo., residents who inject the drug. All... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Casual dildo touching

Doc - I've written to you before but perhaps you thought it was too daft but I'd be really really grateful for your advice. I bought a dildo from a sex shop. The person serving at the counter took it out of the packaging to check batteries...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dildo-Guy,I'm amazed at how many dudes get spooked about HIV after using various backdoor probing products! If you've read "loads of answers" on this forum, I'm surprised you didn't run across some of these similar... Read more »

painful peeing after using 8 inch dildo

I havent cleaned my dildo for the past few times i used it and when i played with it afterwards it was painful to pee and it was painful the next moring could not cleaning it all the time cause an Infection of some sort?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-You could have certainly gotten a urinary tract infection from the "dirty dildo". I would get your urine checked to be sure and if needed you can get some antibiotics for treatment. Alternatively, you may just be sore from the... Read more »


dear doc,could you please tell me what is the risk of getting infected with STD if you used someones dildo? the "device" was not used for 1.5 week by anyone and was washed in water. what is the risk of getting infected is you use the dildo...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The same rules for HIV tranmsission apply. There is no evidence that people have been infected by using a dildo, but it is theoretically possible. If fresh, HIV infected fluids (semen, blood, vaginal secretions) are on the dildo itself, and then... Read more »

bought a dildo with two pieces of anal hair on it

Hi Dr I am a gay male who recently purchased a dildo online. Upon receival I noticed ( and later confirmed ) that the dildo was without the inner plastic package and it had two pieces of human hair ( very likely anal, since I myself had anal hair...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk no matter if it was used by the world's most infectious and inconsiderate HIV+ person. First of all, it went through the mail. What could survive that? Second it lay in your draw for a few days, further reducing from zero to even more... Read more »
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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »

Co-Infected Folks Welcomed to Share

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Many folks may also be co-infected with Hep C. Seems there really isn't a place for us to share so I figure this is a good place to start up this topic hear. Please feel free to share how things are being doubly " blest "!

As for me I'm waiting to... Read more »