Can AIDS be transmitted through erotic toys?
Although I am a virgin, I recently purchased a sexual toy from a local adult video retailer. Specifically, this toy consists of a miniature vagina made of some kind of rubber skin imitator (it is called an 'Ashton Moore Pocket *****') and it may be used for sexual self-stimulation to the point of orgasm (I am male). I understand that HIV/AIDS may only be transmitted through direct sexual contact with a carrier or a carrier's bodily fluids (as well as through blood transfusions and from parent to offspring) although I have heard of anomalic cases of transmission. Essentially, I'm wondering if I could have obtained HIV/AIDS by means of using this toy, and if there are any reported cases of acquisition of the disease by these means. I have no symptoms to date (I first used the toy last Sunday, and it is currently Wednesday, so there likely wouldn't be even if I had full-blown AIDS). The toy was in a package when I obtained it, and has not been used by anyone else with either my knowledge or consent. Please help!