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Sharing Vibrators Should I Get Test For HIV

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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 »

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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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Georgia: 379 File Lawsuit Over Shared HIV Test Results

This article was reported by 11Alive . 11Alive reported that an Atlanta health center is being sued for sharing the HIV status of individuals in the community. The lawsuit represents 379 men and women whose positive HIV test results mistakenly... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Updates on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Shared With Primary Care and HIV Providers

Along with several federal colleagues, I had the opportunity late last month to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) during a panel presentation at... Read more »
TheBody.com

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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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Please share your experience about the window

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do you think CDC will change their window for HIV testing down to 3 month next Thursday? It is very strange that your doctors doesnt start to recommend this now because they should now before that the guidlines will change, or? I just wonder how... Read more »