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Can You Contract AIDS From Cut On Lip

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...diseases. Using your own 'works' is the best protection against potential exposure to HIV if you choose to inject drugs. When people use a sterile syringe each time they inject, they are significantly reducing their risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis. In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange...
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Oral w/cuts

Hello Dr. Frascino! I thoroughly enjoy reading the questions and answers in this forum as they provide me with valuable information in regards to the "situation" I'm currently facing. As others have noted you have quite a unique style of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three-month HIV-antibody test will provide you with a definitive result. The odds remain all in your favor that you did not contract HIV.Regarding your symptoms, you are correct: You no one should attempt to diagnose HIV based on symptoms, as... Read more »

BART train situation!

Hello Dr. Frascino, I was riding home from work in San Francisco the other day on BART and before sitting in my seat I noticed a piece of chewed gum on the seat. I picked it up and put it on the floor out of my way. I then noticed a wrapper on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned about, but it's not HIV! You summed up your problem quite accurately when you wrote: ". . . because of my fear of somehow contracting HIV/AIDS in some impossible way I have been able to create scenarios that have an unbelievable way of... Read more »

Oral sex with sex worker and a cut lip

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am going nutz thinking about whether I have contracted hiv. To be brief, here is my situation. That night I had a very chapped lips which I pealed this one little area that was most irritating and it bled for a bit until it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...facts:1.Oral sex (cunnilingus) carries an extremely small risk for HIV transmission, even with the "pealed one little area" on your lip.2.Your symptoms are not indicative of or worrisome for HIV ARS. HIV-related symptoms do not begin "a few days"... Read more »

Can I contract aids through a cut?

I used the lavatory on a plane immediatedly after a gay guy finished.I then noticed a cut on my finger. Could I have caught something from the faucet? Very anxious- Nicki
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Anxious Nicki,What exactly are you worried about catching? An innate ability to accessorize? An encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway show tunes? Fashion sense? Common sense? What??????Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...country of birth. Data suggest that Hispanic/Latino men born in Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...question would be..IF and that is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

Your opinion please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...clothes off, we stay with our briefs, and basically what she did to me was to apply her makeup stuff, (eyeliner, mascara and lipstick) to my face. I think she maybe touch my lips and my eyes and my face with her hands. Thats all. She basically... Read more »