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Showering Scared I Have AIDS

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Masterbating in the shower!?!?! HIV!?!

Hello, Im wondering, i been masterbating for a while now and im curious, can you give HIV to yourself and family members if you masterbate in the shower? When i masterbate in the shower i clean the tub after so no spunk is left. i have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (question that never dies) arises! (See below.)Dr. BobHiv (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD BY MASTURBATION, 2010)Aug 4, 2010hello i was masturbating the other day and i came on my boxers. so my boxers were wet,as i was taking... Read more »

masturbation in shower

i masturbate everyday and usually in the shower. I have also read that semen and hot shower water... Read more »

am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: No Longer a Death Sentence, AIDS Has Lost Power to Scare

In an era of robust AIDS therapy, just 20 of 900 HIV/AIDS patients seen by Wichita physician Donna Sweet died last year. Unfortunately, that good news means some people believe they can engage in risky sexual behavior and IV drug use without... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: New AIDS Strategy -- If We Can't Scare Them, Let's Make Them Proud of Their Pride and Joy

AIDS Vancouver and Rethink Advertising are leading a national "Gay Men Play Safe" campaign in Canada this year. In the process, they created funny safer-sex messages in an explicit shift from the more than 20 years of occasionally dramatic,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Groups Express Concern About Potential for New Antiretroviral Advertising to "Scare Off" Patients

The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined a new trend for drugmakers marketing HIV/AIDS treatments to release ads that "tak[e] aim at rival HIV drugs, hinting at side effects and other drawbacks." Drug companies have "traditionally sold"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Change in Care Scares AIDS Patients

Last month, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announced it had terminated its AIDS care contracts with the nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in favor of a small, for-profit company. For eight years, AHF has contracted... Read more »
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Shower guy is back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm back with OCD going full swing. After getting my negative at 87 days. To be exact, a day after, I got a rash all over my trunk, arms , hands and some in the thighs which was a fine pink rash which eventually joined together to form one... Read more »

I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
My boyfriend is positive and I'm negative. It took so many months for me to confirm my negative test and we've been very careful not to infect me.

Yesterday, I was lying in bed in my underwear and my boyfriend was going to shower. I was upset... Read more »

scared of possible exposure.........

Posted by tusk57, 2 Replies
hey everyone...well i had unprotected sex about 3 months ago with a female who i worked around june 15-17 not sure...only once, i felt like a complete idoit....but who doesnt...a few weeks later i started getting all these symptoms sore... Read more »

I'm so scared and alone

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was in Uzbekistan back in October and had sex with a couple of prostitutes. Now, I'm totally freaking out because of the possible risk of HIV. I went in yesterday for a test that should be for 3 months out since the incident. Results should be... Read more »