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Sharing Dildos How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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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 »

Re Re Post: HIV from using a Dildo on Female Escort [ A Petrified Doc, Have Donated will donated again]

Dear Bob, How are you keeping? Its amazing how despite millions world over condemning the disease... Read more »

HIV from vibrating dildo?

I recently bought a vibrating dildo from a sex store. Though it appeared to be new (and was... Read more »
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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 »
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Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL months since the Eleventh International Conference on AIDSended. While the conference consisted primarily of medically technicalpresentations, there were a few sessions specifically intended for those ofus who are actually living... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the... Read more »
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Born With HIV, Diagnosed at 17: A Young Mom Shares Her Story

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Lolisa Gibson. When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. So when her results came back positive, she was utterly shocked. It was a lot for a 17-year-old to... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

My First Labs: Please Share Your Thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
This site has helped me so much. Please help me work through the following. Those of you who dont mind so many questions. This is all new to me:

I recently tested positive for HIV and I believe the seroconversion happened within a year. I recently... Read more »

I convinced myself that I was HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to share my story in hopes of helping someone else. I have lived in terror for the past 18 months and have not shared this with anyone. Today is the day I tested Negative. Today is the day that I need to let this go.

I am a 23 year old... Read more »