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A 31-year-old member asked:

i'm worried because my body (anus, penis, etc) and i'm wondering if i can get aids from this because i didn't clean my hands right or something, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Educate yourself: You can't give yourself AIDS, and if you practice basic hygiene these parts of your body are usually maintenance-free until you become sexually active. Especially, you need to learn some basic facts about your body. Dad might be a good resource, and so might your physician.

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