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Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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Basic facts about Hiv

Hello doctors,I would like to take issue with the overly cautious and often inaccurate info. you give regarding window periods etc.I am sure that you are all professional so I know you are aware of some of the points listed below. Your "cover...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,You'd like to take issue with the "overly cautious and often inaccurate info (I) give regarding window periods etc." Hmm . . . Andrew, I'd like to take issue with your taking issue! Yes, I am "all... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." See below.Dr. Bobis there such thing as HIV- carriers?Mar 13, 2007 Hello Doc, I have tested negative for HIV out to six months and believe I am negative per the recommendations of this site... Read more »

HIV FROM DANCING (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

while dancing at a local club here in south beach i was walking the dancefloor and was hit in the eye by another gay mans sweat as he danced and shaked.if he is poz what is the odd?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
are on the subject of non-infectious bodily secretions, I may as well include the whole list (see below) as well as some more basic facts about HIV transmission (see below). Get informed! Stay safe! Stay well! Dr. Bob hiv in nasal mucus? Aug 12,... Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »
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Basic Facts for the worried wells

Posted by rjasin123, 3 Replies
I posted this on another website, and it helped folks there so here goes.

1. Handjobs are non risk.

2. Insertive oral is theoretcial risk only, with no documented cases.

3. A PCR conducted at 28 days is the next best thing to an all clear.

4. At 13... Read more »

Death still a fact of life

Posted by TurningPoint, 2 Replies
yes, it's real still even today for us on HARRT. even tho we are living longer i still can't find a life insurance who will except me because of my status. hey some of us still want to be buried also tradionally for those who want to be. can someone... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »