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Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays, health insurance premiums, and other expenses associated with health care. Most, if not...
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picking a scab open, please answer

Hello Dr. Shannon,Sry for asking more than 1 time, my english is bad, Im trying to be specific and there has been no answer yet.I had a situation where a person was picking a scab, it was open in the middle and dry on edges( it had maybe a little...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiTransmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. All of the instances that you have described pose no risk for HIV transmission. Be well and stay safe,... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in the air?

Hi doc,This may sound a little funny. My friend bought me a "fleshlight" sort of sex toy from Dubai. I wasn't planning on using it but I became curious and tried it yesterday. I became concerned because I remembered that the box...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Man from Philippines,Your HIV-acquisition risk from using a "fleshlight" sex toy that had "stayed in (your) cabinet for 1 week before use" and on which you applied alcohol before use would be completely nonexistent. I see... Read more »

ooooo pick me pick me!!! 4th time post

Doc BOB,Thank you so much for your reply. I felt like i was carrying a huge boulder for the last three months, and thank you for your good luck karma. However, you missed one important thing....you didnt give me a wooo-hooooo!!!So am can i wooo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your question #1 from your last post was "Am I conclusively free of HIV?" To which I responded: "Yes." How much more clear can I be? There are thousands of other questioners waiting for a personal response to their... Read more »

Oooooo pick me pick me!!! 4th time post

Hello doc, I really need your expert advice. I thank you for All you do at this website you are great and are an example of the loving side of humanity..This is my fourth time posting and hopefully with a response from you it will be the last... I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Yes.2.I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet. However, I can tell you that HIV is not the cause!3.I don't know, can you? There's certainly no doubt you should and also no doubt that you are HIV negative.... Read more »
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DDC Bites the Dust

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
An HIV Drug Says Goodbye

by Tim Horn



July 27, 2006 (AIDSmeds)In a letter sent to doctors late last month, Roche Pharmaceuticals announced that it will be ending the sale and distribution of Hivid (zalcitabine, also known as ddC), a nucleoside reverse... Read more »

ELISA DOES NOT PICK UP HIV 0

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The only Fault Elisa and Western Blot: The test doesnt pick up HIV 0, but HIV 0 only exists in Africa. Maybe we will have a test that pick up HIV 1,2,0 soon.

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Blixer! Please Go and Pick him Up

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Has anyone seen David? Last I heard is he went out to a hip gay bar, had one drink, almost got laid, but didnt, almost made it out the door, but didnt, made it to the car, but didnt drive... David! You would be so easy to take advantage of.... I... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »