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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in which people have high levels of glucose in their blood. Almost 24 million Americans have diabetes and at least 57 million have pre-diabetes. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is used as fuel by the body. When you eat, your body converts the food into glucose. The...
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Handjob Worry from your Superfan from Asia

Dear Doc,Please help me. I am very worried about my exposure. I went to a massage parlor and the lady offered a handjob. Stupidly I accepted. She was fully clothed and I did not think she touched herself anywhere. She did licked my nipple for 5-10s....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Superfan,The STD/HIV acquisition risk from your rub-and-tug is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV/STD testing is warranted for a massage with a happy ending. Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested as a batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 donor samples is tested individually by our usual serological testing methods. See, I told you this was a bit confusing. As for your second question, my occupational exposure was... Read more »

HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hmm. Hard to believe you hired a hooker just to play Parcheesi! But OK, I'll believe you. (Millions wouldn't, but I will!)Your HIV fears are unwarranted. The HIV-acquisition risk from the scenario you describe is essentially nonexistent. If my... Read more »

Do I need to do both tests - ELFA and ELISA?

Dear, Doc:You are truly inpsirational and motivating to the many readers of your forum. Your photograph itself is so reassuring that people feel more collected in dealing with the issue. Here is a small poem to thank you for all the work you have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...There would be no difference.4.I would consider your 96-day result conclusive; however, if you remain worried, the option of retesting at six months is always open to you.Good luck. And thanks for the poem and kind comments!Dr. Bob Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...way. When this happens, a chemical called lactic acid isproduced. Lactic acid changes to another form called lactate in the blood. Lactate isthen broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or from a woman's... Read more »
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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...because the skin on one of my knuckles tore. I am worried that if the skin on his knuckles tore that maybe Icould have got blood in the scrape. But from what i am reading there would have to be a signifigant amount of blood. There was not.... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
...sample was invalid. Son of a $#@$#, they said that they would send me another test at no cost to me but now I have to do the blood thing again. Has this happend to anyone else? Of course I will do it again but hopefully this time it will be... Read more »

test positive but do not now how I got it

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I give blood to the blood center in new york for years and on Jan 10 they let me know that I positive I told the women that she was out of Read more »

Question about the rapid test and how i got it

Posted by endlsskys, 1 Reply
...he always used protection. If he is negitive and I have not cheated on him is possilbe I could have got it from somone elses blood. I was at work and girl cut her self she still had knife in hand when I ran to help her the cut was pretty deep and... Read more »