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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Sex Toys

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HIV risk from sex toys

Hi, a few months ago, i went over to a friend's house after school. We went into his mom's room and found a bunch of vibrators and sex toys. His mom was not home, so I'm sure they weren't used in the past few minutes, but could I have been...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body fluids had a direct access to your bloodstream.From what you were describing, it seems quite unlikely that you were at any risk of infection for HIV under these circumstances. To prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs when using sex toys,... Read more »

Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some... Read more »

sti and sex toys

Hi, I've recenly found out its possible I've contracted a sti, the question I have is before I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...CDC, oral communication, March 2005). However, case reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...Oral Sex (In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality: The majority of HIV-positive people worldwide are straight (heterosexual). Men infect women, and women infect men. Risk is not about labels, it is about behavior. Any person who has unprotected sex with someone whose HIV status is not... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...get tested but i have to wait a few more weeks since im still in that window period thing. oh i forgot....i also used a sex toy from him....a fake vagina to be exact. It was wrapped in a towel for what seemed at least a few hours, maybe even... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...second test. With an incubation period generally lasting 3-6 weeks, a test done too soon after an individual has engaged in high risk behavior will produce a negative result even if infected. There are two types of testing, anonymous and... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or blood), meaning the risk of HIV transmission through the throat, gums, and oral membranes is lower than through vaginal or anal membranes.... Read more »