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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Sharing Dildos

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New Jelly Dildo and HIV Risk

Even after reading several of other posts I am not sure if my question has been answered. I used a new store bought jelly dildo after washing it twice with soap and water lightly. I had nevere seen a dildo before and the jelly dildo seemed to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Mom of Two,"Benwa's My Angel" . . . hmmm . . . not a bad choice, but Charlotte on Sex and the City preferred "The Rabbit." Yes, Mom of Two, indeed your question has indeed been answered several times. Have a look in the... Read more »

Casual dildo touching

Doc - I've written to you before but perhaps you thought it was too daft but I'd be really really grateful for your advice. I bought a dildo from a sex shop. The person serving at the counter took it out of the packaging to check batteries...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dildo-Guy,I'm amazed at how many dudes get spooked about HIV after using various backdoor probing products! If you've read "loads of answers" on this forum, I'm surprised you didn't run across some of these similar... Read more »

dildo

dear doc,could you please tell me what is the risk of getting infected with STD if you used someones dildo? the "device" was not used for 1.5 week by anyone and was washed in water. what is the risk of getting infected is you use the dildo...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The same rules for HIV tranmsission apply. There is no evidence that people have been infected by using a dildo, but it is theoretically possible. If fresh, HIV infected fluids (semen, blood, vaginal secretions) are on the dildo itself, and then... Read more »

bought a dildo with two pieces of anal hair on it

Hi Dr I am a gay male who recently purchased a dildo online. Upon receival I noticed ( and later confirmed ) that the dildo was without the inner plastic package and it had two pieces of human hair ( very likely anal, since I myself had anal hair...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk no matter if it was used by the world's most infectious and inconsiderate HIV+ person. First of all, it went through the mail. What could survive that? Second it lay in your draw for a few days, further reducing from zero to even more... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »