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Blood In Semen Worried It Could Be HIV

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...down the immune system in most people to the point that they develop more serious infections Many people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no...
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HIV WORRY

Dear Dr.BOB,I am in a great worry. I believe that u can definitely help me. Actually, whenever I masturbate and after the semen is ejected,I always clean the surface of my glans penis with a cloth to make it clean and to remove the remaining...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Mr. Happy? Perhaps it's time you invested in a new set of trick towels, eh?Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org. Just click on the donate tab.Stay... Read more »

(worried) unprotected anal sex?

Dr Kull, I am a man, and I recently had unprotected anal sex. I was the (bottom) with an older man in his sixies. He assured me he was HIV negative, and was checked every six months. We had sex twice, and it was my first experience with a man. He...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...First of all, anal sex does not "create" HIV. That's a myth that has no scientific merit. You can only become infected with HIV by being exposed to an HIV infected person's Read more »

i m in worry please help me

dr.kull one moth ago i visited massageparlour,where the proffesional sexworker fill the bathtub with sopywater, we enterd in bathtub nudeposition, then she wash my penis with sopy water for few second, and we came out from bathtub , and then she...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...lining of the vagina, rectum, mouth, throat, and urethra). The contact between fluids and mucous membranes is usually direct, as HIV does not survive in the environment very long. This is why we don't see transmission happening through casual... Read more »

Three questions: Use of Condom after 'fingering'Worried about prostitutesOral Sex & Menstrual Blood?

Question 1:I recently had a single vaginal sex encounter with a U.S. female (4 weeks ago). I used a condom but prior to application I had 'fingered' the lady in question. I am pretty sure that my hands were 'dry' when I applied the condom and no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
... Thank you for your questions.The answers to these 3 questions is essentially the same.Fingering is a low risk activity for HIV. This issue has been addressed in greater detail in several previous questions, listed in the Sexual Transmission... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

...amplification. The results likely would not have changed with the inclusion of more men, said Dr. Stuart Shapiro of the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology. "It is an achievement they were able to do with 16 men," he said of the expensive,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...positive, or in other unexpected ways. To be safe, always avoid direct contact with blood and sexual fluids in any context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French"... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major components: ... Read more »
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HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was just told i was HIV positive but i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. Read more »

someone answer pls

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...down on me. but i also went down on her for a little while. she told me the next morning that she had tested recently for hiv. do i need to test or am i ok ? i dont have a lot of partners; this was the 1st woman i had slept with in a while. ... Read more »

mono and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am worried I might have contracted hiv through kissing. I kissed a couple girls I met in bars. Since then I was diagnosed with mono, and Read more »

Can this happen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know this may sound disgusting, but I heard a rumor that the chef at the local restaurant taints the food with HIV infected fluids (blood, semen etc..). Is there any danger, or would the virus die by the time the food gets to the table. Read more »