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HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our bodyand allows us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain andthe spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists...
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Splashed by object on ground/hands in bin - risk?

HiI know this is going to sound silly but I have severe OCD which compels me to act abnormally. I have to examine the pavement I have stood on and check and recheck to identify objects. Walking home I saw something (it was getting dark) on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your anxiety is in overdrive and your OCD is OOC (out of control)! Your STD/HIV risk is nonexistent! Your need to get treatment for your OOC-OCD is quite high!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Cuts on Hands - Risk of Infection

When you say cut, I have heard the word "fresh cut" - what does this mean? Can you get infected through "nicks" in the skin that do not bleed?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The only data I can refer to in responding to your question involve a case of a mother with severe excema on her hands who cared at home for her son with AIDS, and didn't wear gloves in contact with body fluids. She became infected, presumably... Read more »

Hep B Risk from blister on hand

Hi,Over the weekend I did a lot of work in the garden and got a bad blister on one finger. It broke, and I disinfected it with Hydrogen Peroxide.Almost two days later we met with a lot of friends from Hillcrest, and out of habit shook hands -...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
We can all be "worryworts" from time to time. The only "cure" for that is knowledge. And I do reassure you that you have nothing to worry about. You would need exposure to contaminated blood to an open wound to have a risk. Dr.... Read more »

Massage and hand relief risk

Dear Dr BobIve looked threw the archives under "can you have safer sex" but i cant understand how a massage and mutual masturbation has been classed as low risk? Shouldnt it be no risk? Especially a massage ?The last 4 months ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,I am not responsible for what others write, but I can tell you the scientific facts concerning HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted by massage or mutual masturbation, unless there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances, such as both... Read more »
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Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »

Risk from small volume blood ingestion

Posted by RJT, 2 Replies
Hello. I noticed some blood smeared on my finger whilst eating in a cafe on a shopping trip. I had been picking my lips so assumed it was that and licked it off to see if there was a cut underneath. However there was no cut to my finger and I... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »