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I used some hand cream as lubricant for anal masturbation.

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the cream was not mine...
I used some hand cream as lubricant for anal masturbation. the cream was not mine but a tenant of my room for a while. Didn't consider it at the time but afterwards suddenly thought, if he used it as lubricant for sex (not that he necessarily would) and was infected would i be at risk of being infected?
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Health Professional: Nurse Annie, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
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Any type of STD would not spread this way. An STD would be transmitted if any body fluids came in contact with you. If you are referring to cream that is in a jar, and he put his hand in the jar to grab some and use it, then you did the same thing, this would not be a means of transmission.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

thank you for your answer. If possible i would like to ask, if he used it and he was infected and his body fluids were on his hands, when he touched the cream would the cream then become infected and have the potential to transmit to my body through anal masturbation?

Health Professional: Nurse Annie, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
Russ,

Any type of organism that causes an STD cannot survive outside the body very long at all- it needs a host to survive. If you used a jar type lotion, then the possibility is very remote. Using a pump type lotion or even tube, I would highly doubt that anything could be transmitted.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

It was a tube. Just wondered if hiv was originally passed into the tube, would it be able to survive within the cream inside the tube, and if so for how long?

Health Professional: Nurse Annie, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
Russ,

No- it would not survive in the tube at all as a live host is needed immediately. So in this case with a tube you have nothing to worry about whatsoever.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

thank you for your help.

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You are welcome.
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