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Can I Get HIV By Just Sticking The Head In Once

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...testosterone level checked. Low testosterone can cause depression. Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Talk to your health care provider about depression, especially if you are experiencing symptoms or having trouble sticking to your HIV medications. If you are suffering from depression, ask for a referral to see a mental health care provider. Mental health care (including psychotherapy, social support, medication, and alternative...
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HIV Related or All In My Head?

I've been infected for 7+ years and I'm in my early 30's. I'm not on meds yet, because my numbers have been good. I often worry about every little thing. I'm sure most of my issues are just stress related, but I do wonder whether it is HIV.There...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...is not at all unusual. Many people start to worry about little things that, most likely have no significance.It is true that HIV can cause gum disease and it is very importnat to maintain good oral hygiene. See the dentist often, get cleanings... Read more »

Diabetes Lancet stick, pregnant and worried

Hello, after pondering the internet trying to find answers, I came across you and got very excited. Hope you can help me. I have two questions please....1) I was stuck with a diabetic testing needle (well, actually the lancet that is used to prick...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pregnant Worried Chick,1. Your worries are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.2. The vast, vast majority of HIV-infected folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV Read more »

Kissing After Slapped in the Face with a Hockey Stick (STRANGEST QUESTION EVER????)

Hi Dr. Bob,I think that I may, unfortunately, have one of the strangest questions ever. But first, I would just like to say thanks for all of the great work and support that you provider here. I've been a long time reader of your posts. About a week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-acquisition risk from your French kiss with Bouncing Betty at the Badda Bing nine hours after being hockey-sticked in the head is so extremely remote that it becomes essentially nonexistent. HIV testing is not medically warranted. However, if... Read more »

Hiv Needle stick at work

Hello Dr.Young. I had a needle stick this am from a known HIV/AIDS pt while doing a PICC line draw. I'm not sure of his current viral load status though from chart he was undetectable 6mos ago.It was a smaller bore needle maybe 25-27 gauge and I got...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.For lower-risk exposures, two-drug therapy is still often used. Your exposure would probably fall into this category, since the needle wasn't used to directly cannulate the blood vessel, was not a deep wound (to you)... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Bank Announces New Head for its HIV/AIDS Program

...Bank on Thursday named David Wilson, a Zimbabwean national who has written extensively about AIDS in the developing world, to head the poverty-fighting institution's global HIV/AIDS program," Reuters reports. With funding going increasingly... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

New Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Among Black Americans 40 and Older Heads to Houston, TX

...raise money to fight the disease in Black communities. The program launched in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15th and is now heading to Houston, Texas, beginning February 26th at the SRO Sports Bar & CafĂ©, 444 Northwest Mall, 9800 Hempstead... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's Dependency on Donor Funding Affecting Fight Against HIV/AIDS, NGO Consortium Head Says

... Kenya's dependency on donor funding is hindering the country's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, Allan Ragi, executive director of the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium , said recently, the East African Standard reports. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...part, because ofdata showing that the fillers can improve self-image, relieve symptoms ofdepression, and may lead to people sticking more closely to their HIV drugtreatment schedules. Temporary Facial Fillers Sculptra: This... Read more »
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find the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy, 2 Replies
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take meds... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates Read more »

Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
...cream off them, chocolate syrup off one of their butts while they were completely naked. They then made a sandwich out of my head with their butts, each pounding into the opposite side of my head. Then one of them had me take a test tube out of... Read more »

HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after Read more »