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Testing Negative After Using Sex Toys

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HIV Testing 101

...Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission Masturbation Menstruation Oral Sex (In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal Intercourse (Insertive) Vaginal Intercourse (Receptive) Vibrators Vomit Watersports (Urine) Receptive Anal and Vaginal...
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Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some answers in the archive but was not really specific to my problem. Youre probably tired of answering questions like these. Anyway, I hope you can help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fears about contracting HIV from your brand new Cyberskin Dream Dick are completely unwarranted. As you may have guessed, sex toys are nonreturnable! As for someone tampering with them, once again your fears are irrational and unwarranted. As it... Read more »

Hepatitis Testing and HIV

Dr. McGovern, I received a hepatitis b antibody test ~19 weeks after a potentially risky encounter. The encounter was comprised of a shared sex toy. i was anally penetrated by a sex toy that was possibly used on someone else prior to it being used...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes, I would also test for HCV and HIV to be certain those are negative.If you had acquired hepatitis B infection, by 19 weeks I would have expected your hepatitis B core to be positive...so since Read more »

Second time asking. Please reply.. (FLESHLIGHT FEARS, 2010) (SEX TOYS, 2010)

Hi Doctor,I've used a fleshlight i bought recently without washing it at all( no water no alcohol etc. I just lube it and use immediately). It was sealed in a plastic bag. It felt a bit moist when i took it out from the sealed bag.Is it possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...opposed to some squishy plastic thingy.Your HIV/STD risk is nonexistent. See below.Dr. BobFleshlight Fears (FLESHLIGHT) (SEX TOYS, 2009) Nov 11, 2009Hey doc,your website is extremely helpful and informative. Thank you for doing the work that... Read more »

Fleshlight Fears (FLESHLIGHT) (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hey doc, your website is extremely helpful and informative. Thank you for doing the work that you're doing. Here's my question: I bought a new fleshlight online (fleshlight.com.au) and it came in the mail like 2 days later. When it arrived, it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Even if you shopped at Nordstom, no one is going to allow you to return a spunked-up used sex toy! Plus even if your Fleshlight was a spunked-up retread (which it wasn't), HIV would not survive inside it.I agree with the assessment Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...transmitted disease. But in rare cases, they can still get HIV. One report tells of a lesbian who was infected through sharing sex toys with an HIV-positive woman. Also, some women who consider themselves lesbians occasionally have sex with men,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...for the person performing it, particularly if he or she swallows semen, vaginal fluids, or menstrual fluids. Sharing sex toys without sterilizing them: This can allow HIV to be transmitted from one partner to the next one who uses the toy. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

... Condom Availability Using Dental Dams & Plastic Wrap for Oral Sex Using Dildoes and Other Sex Toys Risk From Specific Sexual Practices Anal Intercourse Vaginal Intercourse ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
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positive/negative relationships

Posted by ragazo, 8 Replies
...Hi everyone I am newly diagnosed and my partner of three mo. is negative. We were so happy and on a great long term track, he said he had been through this before and he could handle it but recently Read more »

Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
...sex practices but describes himself as a bottom. I have searched for information about transmission of HIV thru the use of sex toys and all the articles discuss sharing sex toys. I have not shared this dildo with anyone. Most of the articles... Read more »

Negative but lives a positive life.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...This board has inspired my whole life. I just wanted to let you know that there are negative people that are willing to accept you for who you are, love you for you and are willing to help you get through the rainy Read more »

Unprotected Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Okay, here's a loaded subject. My partner has HIV & I don't. We use a condom during sex MOST of the time. Sometimes though, we both just want to forget he has HIV. We want the intimacy and closeness we had pre-diagnosis. Read more »