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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Sex Toys

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HIV risk from sex toys

Hi, a few months ago, i went over to a friend's house after school. We went into his mom's room and found a bunch of vibrators and sex toys. His mom was not home, so I'm sure they weren't used in the past few minutes, but could I have been...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body fluids had a direct access to your bloodstream.From what you were describing, it seems quite unlikely that you were at any risk of infection for HIV under these circumstances. To prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs when using sex toys,... 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 »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality: The majority of HIV-positive people worldwide are straight (heterosexual). Men infect women, and women infect men. Risk is not about labels, it is about behavior. Any person who has unprotected sex with someone whose HIV status is not... Read more »
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HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »

Rash? Someone please provide 411

Posted by dopey33, 2 Replies
...HI everyone. I am a little concerned. I had what appears to be a VERY low risk activity for contracting HIV but all of the sudden (its been exactly a month) I developed weird spots on my chest. I cant really Read more »

Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
A couple of nights ago something woprrying happened to me. A guy was fingering me and, before I could react, he withdrew, fingered himself briefly, and then put his fingers back in. How concerned should I be? Read more »

anel sex

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...and engage in anel sex several times a week with my whife. also she has a fetish to do my butt with toys,are there any health risks because we do this so much? bob Read more »