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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual contact and/or sharing needles with an HIV-positive person. HIV can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or...
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HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitted from an HIV-infected mom to her infant via breastfeeding. This is due to many factors, including the quantity of breast milk and the underdeveloped immune system of babies. For adults breast-milk HIV transmission remains only a... Read more »

Eh, What's up Doc? Please help...

Dr. Bob, Please help me with my dilemma as I have nowhere else to turn. I am pregnant in my second trimester. I have read that in pregnancy, especially early on, women are immuno-suppressed, have mild gum-inflammation, and have increased blood flow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »

Hopeless...please help.

Hi Dr.Bob, I've been anxiously waiting your reply to my previous question,and although you ignored mine, you answered several others that seemed even to me, a little silly. There are no questions concerning increased risk in pregnancy, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »

bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...seems that minorities get less health care for the same reasons as anyone else: low income, inconvenient health care offices, fear of being sick, and so on. Attitudes about health care and health care providers were much less important. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...they deliver their baby by cesarean (C-)section. Feeding the Newborn Up to 20% of babies may get HIV infection from infected breast milk if the mother is not taking ART. However, breast milk contains nutrients that the newborn needs. It also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...For the first time, Food and Drug Administration advisers met Dec. 6 to collect information and seek public comment on formal human milk banking. Though casual milk sharing among mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
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scared to death

Posted by thcml, 3 Replies
...rash which were all over my body ,sore throat ,cough for 3weeks and low heat ,diarrhea and so on.I was not a little frightened.I wanna kill myself.help me!!!!!! Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse with anyone... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
...meet others who have to deal with this, I am learning slowly how to cope with all this... This posting is not about someones death, just the worry of my own death.... Read more »