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Too Scared To Get Tested After Using Sex Toys

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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
...let me know what my risk of HIV infection is, and if I should get tested. I cant stand not knowing who to talk to. Thank You. Scared in New YorkResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Scared in New York,You had a few drinks and "found" yourself tied to a... Read more »

Fleshlight Fears (FLESHLIGHT) (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hey doc, your website is extremely helpful and informative. Thank you for doing the work that... Read more »

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... Read more »
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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have been dry and sore that night when I performed oral sex. I even remember rubbing my lips against his penis...and now Im scared that some of his precum might have gotten on my lips. What are the chances he might have infected me if he has... Read more »

positive/negative relationships

Posted by ragazo, 8 Replies
...And he is oftten feeling affraid and nervous about his safety and health even though he is usualy the first one to initiate sex. But the question is: Do these ( Poz/ Neg) relationships usualy work, will things get better or should I just let him... Read more »

Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to?

Posted by espoirnyc, 8 Replies
...my post is to reach out to you all - my new community - to see if there is someone in a similar situation (newly diagnosed, scared, and teetering on the brink of insanity) I could talk to. I feel like keeping everything I'm feeling inside is a... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The ONLY ways that HIV can be transmitted: * having unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal) with someone else who is HIV positive * direct blood contact, i.e. sharing needles with Read more »