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What Is The Risk Of Sharing Dildos

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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 »

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... Read more »

dildo

dear doc,could you please tell me what is the risk of getting infected with STD if you used... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

The Lady With the Dildoes Has Plenty of Sister Love

Dazon Dixon Diallo Mexico City -- In and around Atlanta, Dazon Dixon Diallo has been known as "the lady with the dildoes." That's because her organization, SisterLove Inc. , hosts graphically entertaining Healthy Love parties to teach women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Correlates of Indirect Sharing Practices Among Young Adult Injection Drug Users in Five U.S. Cities

"Sharing of drug paraphernalia to prepare, measure, and divide drugs for injection remains an important residual risk factor for hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections among injection drug users (IDUs), especially as sharing of syringes for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heroin and HIV Risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Youth Hangouts, Mageto and Injecting Practices

Needle sharing is an emerging risk factor for HIV transmission in Africa. This study describes the practices that heroin users are producing as they establish rules and organization surrounding drug use. Knowledge of these practices provides insight... Read more »
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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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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 »

I thought I'd share this story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With my friend's permission I am sharing this story. A friend of mine works for Red Cross. Years ago, when she was performing some western blots, she had a blood splash to the eyes from a positive western blot. To make a long story short her risk... Read more »

Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
Hi all,
I keep reading inconsistent information regarding the risks associated with sharing toothbrushes. So I was wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc?
I'm asking because I had a hiv risk 3 years ago. I... Read more »