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HIV Test After Sharing A Cigarette

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...information on HIV and health care workers, visit the health care worker section of the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV transmission is possible in health care settings, it is extremely rare. Medical experts emphasize...
Ask the Experts

HIV FROM Cigarette Contamination.. PLEASE HELP

Dear Dr Bob:I am constant worried 24/7. In early May this year, I was sharing a cigarette with a person who is HIV positive. About a week later, I came down with a low grade fever, chills, inability to sweat and recognize hot warm weather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk is completely nonexistent. Your "symptoms" are not at all consistent with or worrisome for HIV. Even though I do not feel HIV testing is warranted, if you continue to perseverate on this non-exposure, get a single rapid HIV test at the... Read more »

Serious Korean with phobia

Dear Dr. FrascinoFirst of all, hope everything is going well with you and foundation.I am 28 years man from Korea who is having serious phobia over 18month.For your reference, there is only one popular HIV website in Korea but no answers from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks, they are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and highly excessive! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.Finally, "symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.... Read more »

candida and HIV

hey dr bob, hows it going? hope all is well.I have a question relating to candida. Basically I have been suffering from esophagitis (feeling of something stuck in the throat) it varies in severity, but passive cigarette smoke is unfortunately a huge...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...called "globus hystericus." It's fairly common and produces very real symptoms and bouts of choking.Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to six months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV... Read more »

Marijuana use (MARIJUANA, 2009)

I use marijuana on a daily basis. It helps me eat, sleep and deal with stress. However, I'm not sure if this is a safe decision. How does it affect my immune system? Is it as bad for the lungs as cigarette smoking? Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sparking doobie after doobie, have a look at the archives. Dr. Bob HIV Test and Marijuana May 11, 2008 Hi Dr -- I have had several HIV tests over the past year but I also smoke Marijuana on a somewhat regular basis -- probably about once a month.... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »
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Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

Important: share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »