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HIV risk from mutual masturbation

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no re-test: HIV is not transmitted by hand-genital contact: never, no way. Testing was not necessary, but the 4th generation HIV tests are conclusive any time mor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Most masturbation is done alone, so is safer than sexual activities done with other people. HIV is not "caused". HIV is "caught", which means a person ... Read More
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No doing this does not cause HIV.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I am sorry that anybody told you something so foolish. If you were told this by a "spiritual advisor", that person is simply a liar. Truthfully, Arjun ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No. HIV is a virus.: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Absolutely not: This is the 21st century. You are a grown man. You have a duty to learn the basics about sexual health and safety. I suspect you merely want reassuran ... Read More
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No doing this does not cause HIV.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Nope: You can't contract a communicable disease without a "communication." if you are hiv+, it is likely due to some other exposure.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are...: Your described scenario indicates you have enjoyed sexual intercourse daily. Though pleasurable, at 16, it would be more important to divert your avai ... Read More
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, that's very safe sex.
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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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