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One in a Million I know but Please answer-VIBRATORS

Mr. Frascino,My name is Heather and I am 18 years old. I live in a small town in Utah and word gets around so I can't really call my doctor. Anyway, my friend and I got her mom's vibrtor out of a drawer in her bed and I used it. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Heather,No, I would not recommend you spend any money (let alone $375!) on HIV testing. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Consequently, your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. For the record, however, I still don't... Read more »

Getting HIV by sharing soap

Hi, I was wondering HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sharing a bar of soapthat is used in the shower since the soap comes in contact with genital/analareas. Also, what if one person, who had AIDS, had some cut or lesion, and then washed his hands...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.HIV is not spread through any form of casual contact. This is because theHIV virus will not survive outside the human body for more than a fewminutes. Also, within this few minutes, the virus must get directly into... Read more »

Store bought vibrator

Hello! :) okay so a while ago I bought my first vibrator from Spencer's. After a month went by my evil mind began to formulate problems concerning the product. I called up the store and asked about their return policy and they told me they DO...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no chance of getting HIV this way. None.This seems to be completely a case of your feelings overwhelming the facts in front of us that clearly say no risk.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »

Whats the risk of getting HIV for me.

I'm 15 and I'm health paranoid. Recently I shared ice-cream with a friend. He's the same age as me, and I'm not sure if he's HIV+. I know sharing won't transmit HIV, but what if he had an open cut/sore in his mouth and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. Transmission would not occur in a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present would be unable to infect you. You do not need to be tested. I would encourage you to check... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Good Vibrations please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have recently read some messages with a bit of acid in their words, Im not going to enter in particular discussions about it. I only hope all of them that are worried to be HIV negative and meanwhile, as they choose to be here at this forum, they... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »