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Can You Get A.i.d.s. If Your Father Had It?

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Stepped on a thorn - father worried on fathers day

Hi DocI recently was walking on a nude beach. While walking barefoot i stepped on a thorn that made me bleed. Now im afraid i will get HIV or Hepatitis since lots of Gay people use this beach. Is there any realistic threat if someone else stepped...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! (By the way, the same applies to a beaches frequented by "straight people".)Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV+ and "wanted to be a father"

I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been thinking being a father for so long but... Read more »

hiv+ male & possibilities to become a father

From your questions and answer I understand that hiv+ male could become fathers. but which... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Father Seeks China AIDS Activist's Release

The father of jailed Chinese AIDS activist Tian Xi worries that his son is missing his medicine and may not be eating well. Tian Xi has HIV and hepatitis B and C; he reportedly received a tainted blood transfusion as a child at Xincai County No. 1... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The study involved 296 fathers who were drug-abusing or... Read more »
TheBody.com

Do You Know Who My Father Is?

Alfredo Rodriguez with his son, Mathew, in April 1991. Before I was 22, I rarely talked about HIV. After the summer of 2012, I began working at APICHA Community Health Center. I now work for TheBody.com, I am on the HIV Prevention Planning Group... Read more »
Mark S. King

Outliving My Father

The descriptions of his decline, in whispered calls from back home, had a dreadfully familiar feel to them. Weight loss at a frightful pace. Losing interest in the world. Suddenly looking very old indeed. Most gay men of a certain age have heard... Read more »
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What do i do about taking care of my father in law

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My Father in law learned about 9 months ago that a blood transfusion he recieved contained blood from an HIV positive donor. he goes in for his 3 month check ups for it and so far he is clean. now i know it is one of those that can lie dormant for a... Read more »

I am going to be a father....whooooooooooopie!

Posted by ravi, 7 Replies
hi

regards from india

I am going to be a father on April 6th, i was looking forward to this day since i was a child...

Finally it has arrived......i am happy...VERY HAPPY!!

I am sorry if i posted in the wrong forum...

Goodluck Read more »

Happy Father's Day!!

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 4 Replies
To all that it applies to Happy Fathers Day!!

Its one thing to have HIV, but its a whole new ball game when you are also a father. May God Bless each of you today*

on a personal note, anyone having a BBQ, is welcome to make me a plate, Im not picky ,... Read more »

Father is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My father has been positive for over 10 years.
He says he doesn't know how he was infected. He thinks it probably happened when he got blood all over his hands from the nosebleed of his 3rd grade student whom he knew to have AIDS.
He is... Read more »