Chances Of Catching Hiv From A One Night Stand

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...to tell apart from symptoms you might get if you have another type of viral infection, such as the flu. Symptom Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends,...
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Safer sex with a twist

hello Dr. Bob,Being a med student, I always do my best to minimize the risk of catching HIV when I engage in sexual activities. However, as they put it, shit happens, and I am wondering if I had done something to greatly increse my chance of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Med. Stud.,Yes, indeed, "manure occureth," but your HIV worries are unwarranted. Your risk from the shower hose enema is nonexistent, although I don't recommend enemas prior to anal Read more »

one night stand. should i worry?

Hi, I am male. I had sex (one night stand) both vaginal and anal. I used the hotel shower bag and I am sure it didn't break. However, because I never done it with a stranger I got so worried. So I called her and I took her to the hospital and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you run out of Ziploc plastic sandwich baggies? Dude, hotel shower bags are not latex condoms!It is encouraging your one-nightstand tested HIV negative. Yes, there is a rather remote possibility she's recently become HIV infected and still in... Read more »

I was one of your one night stands from back in the days

JK Doc. Just hoping to grab your attention in the sea of emails you must receive. I'm really anxious and need help. I know you hate people clogging your email so I apologize for writing a third time. I have asked this same question to the other hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So you think merely by claiming to be "one of my one nightstands from back in the days" that I would pay attention and answer your unrelated question? Well, apparently you were correct. Read more »

one-night-stand partner later tested positive

During a separation from my main partner, I had a one-night stand with another man. He was an old friend and single. He's a couple of years older than me. This occurred in July 2008 -last year. Just two nights ago (Friday, June 19 2009), via gmail...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your problem is "guilt, stress, and grief;" not HIV!Your HIV-acquisition risk was relatively low. That you donated blood through the Red Cross in May and did not receive notification Read more »
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...Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDSstands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency... Read more »
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