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Sex Toys And HIV Transmission Risk

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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 »

Sex Toy STD Infection?

First I want to say I absolutely love your form. I have been addicted to it for years and you have... Read more »

Fleshlight a risk (SEX TOYS/funny question)

Hello,I would like to say I think you are great at what you are doing on here.My question is, I am... Read more »
Articles
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

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... 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 »
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HIV from sex toys.

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

Rash? Someone please provide 411

Posted by dopey33, 2 Replies
...HI everyone. I am a little concerned. I had what appears to be a VERY low risk activity for contracting HIV but all of the sudden (its been exactly a month) I developed weird spots on my chest. I cant really describe the spots but they Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get very red and sometimes bleed). So I performed oral sex about 3-4 weeks ago on a complete stranger and now Im worried my lips might have been dry and sore that night when I... Read more »

woman to woman transmission???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pretty safe, and not many cases have been reported between lesbians becoming infected this way, but what about shareing sex toys. If I use a dildo on myself, and the girl I am with uses it right after me... is there any risk? Read more »