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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your washer, the purpose being to get the stain out, as there wouldn't be any live virus to "kill!" Regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home, yes, sheets can be washed (use detergent with bleach) and dried without any risk of... Read more »

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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cheese grater and had "nicks, cuts, scrapes, dings, and pulled back skin" on the hands, your HIV-acquisition risk from getting a pedicure is nonexistent. If there was a significant HIV risk, pedicures would have become as extinct as dinosaurs by... Read more »

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation's mission to provide crucial services to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS worldwide and to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through advocacy and education. The thanks,... Read more »
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Please help me....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...been HIV - and yes - I am on medication and recieving counseling for this. I convinced myself that I contracted HIV through a pedicure because the woman giving me the pedicure used a callus blade and some of my very dry skin cracked down to... Read more »

Here I am again.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does - I went through extremely bad post partum depression with anxiety. I was obsessed with thinking I had gotton HIV from a pedicure. After starting meds I went and got a 30 day test after to kind of help ease my mind and that was negative -... Read more »

"Escape From HIV Day"

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 8 Replies
...Hello Everyone- Over the past month, my life has been absorbed with hiv testing, hiv education, hiv posting, hiv disclosure, hiv blaming/shaming.... UGH!!! I need a day to escape! I found myself Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after Read more »