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Can You Get Hiv From Using A Public Telephone

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...across the United States have found varying HIV prevalence rates among MTF persons, from 14% in Chicago to 25% prevalence among a sample of people of color in Washington, DC, to 27% in Houston. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has been collecting health-related data on transgender persons from medical records since 1996; however, as with national and state-wide data, these data vary by study, depending largely on whether data are...
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Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his "rear" attack). I see absolutely no cause for alarm or worry.Thanks for your kind donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( well.Dr. BobHot Cross Buns Mar 25, 2009Dr Bob, I bought a packet of hot cross... Read more »

Skin cracks from eczema and HIV in the public restroom

Dear Doctor, I'd like to ask the direct&short questions. Please help me. I've many skin crack and open cuts on hands and fingers (they were not heal yet at that time). I use the the hotel lobby restroom on August29,2010 and accidentally drop my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needed to be on your cell phone while peeing and pooping in the hotel lobby restroom???Even with eczema-indued skin cracks, the HIV risk of diving into the unflushed tidy bowel to rescue your iPhone is nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

Hepatitis Work Exposure and Risk to Family

Hello Doctor,I recently left the employment of a company where I worked as a service technician who repaired dental equipment. When I began working for them 8 years ago, I asked if there were any health risks and I was told that there were not, and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with the nurse that your family is not at risk for hepatitis viruses. MRSA is in the community and I would not consider you to be at increased risk. IF you get a similar job I would continue your excellent hand-washing techniques and would... Read more »

Desperately need advice re: friend telling former lovers

My best friend was recently diagnosed HIV+. I have tried to be a good friend - going to his appointments, researching local resources, listening to him and spending as much time as he's needed. He's accepted my help and support graciously and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people that they might have been exposed to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. When a client at the San Francisco Department of Public Health's sexually transmitted disease clinic tests positive for HIV, Hernandez is often the one who breaks the... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIV, AIDS and Older People

...think to ask him about his sexual history. So, Grace was shocked when she tested positive for HIV. What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? Like most people, you probably have heard a lot about HIV and AIDS. You may have thought that these diseases... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: State Public Health Officials Sponsoring Free HIV Testing in Winston-Salem

... On Wednesday, the state Division of Public Health is promoting free HIV testing statewide, and it is especially encouraging Latinos to find out their HIV status. "Providing Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...guidelines on management of occupational exposure, refer to the June 29, 2001, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply phones and soda machines. Everyone is asked to use extreme caution when confronted with these types of situations. All public chairs should be thoroughly but safely inspected prior to any use. A thorough visual inspection is considered the... Read more »

AID Atlanta Seeks Executive Director

Posted by Anonymous
...AID Atlanta, Inc., the largest AIDS service organization in the Southeast, seeks an Executive Director. Founded in 1982 by gay men and their allies as a volunteer-run, Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
... Advanced Search Log In Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA Read more »