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Can you get hiv from masturbation

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: HIV does appear in the body fluids including semen and vaginal fluid, however, the virus does not penetrate through an intact skin. In other word, the ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, that's very safe sex.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This is famously safe.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No, but why...: Would you specify the symptoms which have led you to worry about having HIV symptoms? Without sexual contact, you would not contract HIV from personal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: HIV comes from direct contact with infectious secretions. It's totally an old wives tale that these germs are harboring on toilet seats, waiting to i ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worries: You can only get HIV by intimate contact (unprotected sex, sharing drug injection equipment, etc) with someone already infected with it. Masturbation ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Your choice: This is an individual choice. What works for one may not work for another.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: You get HIV during sex with an infected partner, not during self sex.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hiv is passed through blood and body secretions. You should get tested every 6 months to see if you have converted.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: HIV is a virus transmitted from person to person. You cannot catch it except from someone else who is infected. Masturbation is harmless, regardless o ... Read More
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