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Please Help me with this DR. Bob and I hope this doesn't qualify me as a Loonie !!

Dr. Bob, I am back for a return visit and a new question and a follow up doantion. My concern is that I live in Arizona where it is HOTT. I went to the Garbage today to push out the recyclables. Pick up is on Monday mornings. you know the blue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Cynthia from Arizona,"What are the real chances of catching HIV if what happened above did indeed happen right then and there?" Even with all your remote hypothetical coincidences (bleeding Read more »

blood on paperwork from hiv/hcv infected indivdual

I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my... Read more »

Does self sodomy cause AIDS?

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the condom and she touched me until I came. However, during intercourse the condom rolled up slightly for a second maybe an inch from... Read more »

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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

help? *DELETED*

Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »