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I think I might have caught HIV 2 months ago.

Posted by lilywhite, 2 Replies
So, I'm a 32 year old woman and I think I might have caught HIV, but I also think I'm not thinking very clearly and I'm so scared I wake up shaking. I'm going next week to get tested.

Here is what happened. In September I broke up with my boyfriend,... Read more »

Just a bit worried that I might've caught HIV

Posted by andysimoeon, 1 Reply
So I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. I'm from Australia, Sydney. Before having sex, I asked the person if he was drug and disease free, and he replied yes. He asked me if I was and I also replied Yes. I was a bottom and he was a top. We did use a... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after... Read more »

Can HIV be caught by inhaling it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch HIV by inhaling the vapours of bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids? Can the smell of such fluids be absorbed by the linings of the nose and cause HIV infection? I understand that the nose is a mucus membrane and so... Read more »

Im 13 and scared that I may have caught HIV !

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am a 13 year old girl, and I am very scared. I found out that I guy I am with has slept with a girl with AIDS. I have never had sex with him, but I have given him a blow job. I am really scared now that I may have goten HIV, and I dont know... Read more »
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Taking Combivir PEP and caught a cold

Hi. I'm 19 days into PEP (Combivir and Stocrin), and have recently caught a cold - all seems normal in terms of reaction to the cold. Should I be worried/stop/change??Also, I have continued to drink small to moderate amounts of Alcohol (due...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Should you be worried/stop/change? No, no and no.Alcohol in moderation is fine.Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Is it possible that I caught new strain of HIV from Singapore and it's undetectable?

Dr. Bob - I have been reading the forum for the longtime and I really need your help. This is my third time posting the question. Here's is the brief history of my troubles. I visited the Singapore in March of 2008 and for the first time in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms do not "point to HIV." In fact, they are much more consistent with stress and anxiety than HIV.Your negative five-week HIV-antibody test coupled with your undetectable HIV viral load test at five weeks makes it... Read more »

What is the risk that I caught HIV through a crackpipe?

I have never smoked crack before but one night, when I was very depressed, I was looking for cocaine and could only find crack and shared a pipe or two. I didn't have any open cuts in the beginning or end of the night, but when I woke up, I saw...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is little risk (but not zero) that you contracted the virus by sharing a crack pipe. <a href="" target=_new>Here</a> is a link to a previous post about this... Read more »

Cancer causing Hiv to be "un-caught" ?

I am all but sure my partner was positive and not on meds , I went through ARS perfect storm of symptoms , except that the rash on my head (The one with the brain --? ) did not appear until 5 weeks later, lasting some 4-5 weeks .The exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your 11 negative rapid HIV-1/2 blood tests, five negative rapid HIV-1 blood tests, three undetectable HIV PCR RNA quantitative assays, two undetectable HIV PCR DNA qualitative assays out to 45 weeks from your 15-second blow job are definitive,... Read more »

Black MSM Caught in HIV's Net by Complex Web of Factors

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., but the causes of and solutions to this disparity defy easy definition, according to an oral presentation at the inaugural... Read more »

Caught in the Middle

Todd Livingston I have HIV and live on a fixed income. I'm currently living in a 15x15-foot studio apartment, in transitional housing for people with HIV. It's meant to be short-term, until a resident is ready to move someplace more permanent.... Read more »
Body Positive

"If I Kill Myself at This Point, I'd Be Killing the Wrong Person": A Memoir

One cold and windy Sunday afternoon in March of 1970 as our cellblock was getting ready to go to the weekly movie, the Man came to my cell and said, "Salinas, the Deputy Warden wants to see you!" And immediately I knew that some bad news awaited me.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russia's "No Methadone" Method Fails to Curb HIV

Bloomberg News : Russia's Cold Turkey Fails to Stem HIV Among Drug Users "Yekaterinburg, the Siberian city where drug users used to be handcuffed to their beds to help them quit, exemplifies Russia's efforts to stamp out the habit in a nation that... Read more »