Can You Get Hiv From Blood On A Door Knob

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can
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Just diagnosed HIV+ Cousin- blood in car + $150.00 donation from he and I!

Hello doctor, first I want to my cousin and I are donating $150.00 for your advice! He was just diagnosed HIV positive and last week when I took him out, his finger was bleeding. He got blood on the apolstery(spelling) on the roof of the inside of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the archives. I'm confident you'll find it reassuring and enlightening.Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Dr. Bob Read more »

A very HEALTHY Doantion Well Deserved to a Wonderful Man and his Work.

Dear Dr. Bob, A HEALTHY DONATION to your Foundation is well deserved from me. I admire all the work you do for people like us in the world. You seem so busy. I have a concern I think only you can help me with here seeing you are the expert. At what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Todd,The HIV-acquisition risk from the episode you describe (similar to many others in the archives) is completely nonexistent. (See below.) Read more »

OCD, HIV, and Donation

Hi doctor, first I'd like to donate some money to your foundation, which I will do so first thing before work tomorrow morning! I just had a quick question for you...I have pretty bad OCD about HIV, I had taken 10 Rapid tests in 3 months at HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your concerns about visiting HIV clinics, touching doorknobs or other inanimate objects and using the restroom facilities are completely unwarranted. If HIV were Read more »

Irration fear of HIV transmission. A bandaid covered cut and a door knob at STD clinic.

Dear Dr Frascino,I will begin by stating that I am perfectly aware that I am hypochondriac and that I am already seeking specialist help with regard to that (this condition worsened in the last months to the point that it was damaging my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello E from Italy,I agree with the doctor and your therapist: your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent and HIV testing is not warranted. I also agree with you: you are indeed a hypochondriac.Ciao,Dr. Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

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Blood Sugar and Fats

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

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