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HIV Myths And Misunderstandings In Communities Of Color

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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? When AIDS first showed up, it was a very mysterious disease. It killed a lot of people. There are still many unanswered questions about the disease. A lot of people reacted with fear and came up with stories to back up their fear. Most of these stories had to do with how easy it was to get infected with HIV. Most of these are not true. Myths About "Catching" HIV Many people believed that HIV and AIDS could be...
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mad young man' repost,for some misunderstandings.plese have a look.

Hi again,Dr Bob thank you soooooo much for your answering(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Infected/Q212464.html).But i think you may misunderstand my statement ,Dr, and it's my mistake to express not precisely....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, this does not change my assessment. Cunnilingus carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. See below.Dr. BobRisk of infection (CUNNILINGUS, 2010) Jun 25, 2010Hi dock, I am a 20 year old male from Brazil. I am very worried for years... Read more »

Dr. Bob, you misunderstand! The consultant *does* think HIV

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for your reply. However, I think you misunderstand. In spite of my negative tests, the hospital consultant thinks "the main quesion mark is still over HIV". I have tested negative for everything else that could be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,Sorry but I have no way of retrieving and reviewing specific questions that have already been posted. As I recall, you had repeatedly negative HIV tests. Please note symptoms, even "verified" symptoms, do not equal disease.... Read more »

RE: Dr. Bob, you misunderstand! The consultant *does* think HIV

> Sorry but I have no way of retrieving and reviewing specific questions that have already been > > posted. As I recall, you had repeatedly negative HIV tests. Please note symptoms, even > > "verified" symptoms, do not equal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Ben,There are a variety of ulcerative conditions. I would have to write a whole chapter. But, why are you waiting to see the dermatologist and infectious diseases specialists? Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 16 weeks makes HIV... Read more »

conflicting or misunderstanding?

hello DR BOB!:I have some confusion about the HIV.I read you said:"It may take up to ten years after primary infection for HIV/AIDS symptoms to become manifest; however, that doesn't mean HIV has been lying "dormant" all that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Conflict? No. Misunderstanding? Yes. I can assure you Dr. Holodniy and I absolutely agree on these issues.I was addressing the "clinically latent" period of HIV disease, during which an infected person may feel quite well and not even... Read more »
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Myths

Posted by Anonymous
That HIV only happens in the white community and to gay white males....Duh!!!! Read more »

misunderstanding on HIVand AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was diagnosed a year ago when I was in the hospital with regular pneumonia not PCP. It was a wake up call for me. i suddenly realised at 29 not married and no kids. My t cells where at 459 and viral load at 121000. With the high number of viral... Read more »

Clear some myths up for me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard some of what I think are myths that I want cleared up:

First of all, can HIV pass through condoms? Someone told me that it could.

Secondly, what exactly is this "white tongue" that I hear about? And in terms of HIV, when does its onset... Read more »

3 months windows period is a myth!!

Posted by bura, 5 Replies
Just want to inform you that I am HIV positive! i've got scars on my arms.....it is like when we took BCG. It is fresh and it is red in color. Tomorrow going to the hospital to confirm. Guys wish me all the best. The windows period is indeed 6... Read more »