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Testicular Pain After Touching Rectum Worried I Have HIV

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testicular pain

Dr. Bob,Recently I had a little too much fun in Las Vegas which ended in a handjob at a massage parlor. It was about four weeks ago and I have read here and on other sites that this act poses little threat as far as HIV is concerned. My urologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Hand jobs are not considered to be a risk for STDs/HIV. I do believe that this is indeed a case of "what happened in Vegas, stayed in Vegas."Although I doubt your "slight bit of pain in one testicle is STD related, if it persists... Read more »

Swollen glands and Testicular Pain

Diagnosed with HIV in November of this year...Began Atripla 6 weeks ago in the hopes of stopping... Read more »

Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "

Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have... Read more »
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Sex and Living with HIV

Sexual intimacy is essential to well being. All human beings need to touch and be touched. Yet people living with HIV are often denied touch because of other people's ignorance; or they themselves shy away from touch because of shame, pain, or fear... Read more »
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Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Doctor Brings Touch of Chinese Healing to Thai Medicine

Acupuncture is not a part of traditional medicine in Thailand. However, since 2004, Vancouver naturopathic doctor Laura Louie has employed acupuncture and massage to help HIV/AIDS patients at the Mae On Clinic cope with the pain, fatigue, numbness,... Read more »
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Healing Touch and Melting Stress

Illustration by Carol-Anne Pedneault From the hug that comforts a crying child to the hand that steadies the shoulder of an anxious friend, touch can be a powerful tonic. As a long-term survivor of 24 years and counting, I am constantly... Read more »
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recpetive anal sex, condom half in half out rectum

Posted by alphabetsoup, 2 Replies
Hi guys,

I met up with a guy in a bath house, I do not know his hiv status. We had sex, I was the receptive partner and I got on top while he lay down. We used a condom and some silicon lube. After a few minutes he came inside the condom, he then... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive.

I used a condom both times, and... Read more »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »