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Coated Tongue After Touching Dried Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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Irrational fear?? oral rimming hiv please help me Dr Robert!

Dear Doctor Robert. First I really gotta say you are an angel! I admire your patience and dedication to inform us about the facts. You really make a difference in people's lives and I'm sure you have brought so-much-needed peace of mind and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...like that should have a very nasty surprise waiting for them when they reach the Pearly Gates! OK, back to your problem!Your HIV-acquisition risk is insertive and receptive oral sex and getting rimmed. Oral sex carries an extremely low risk for... Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...'healing pimple' in my abdomen but we were still wearing a condom) and I don't think anything other than his skin from his abdomen touched it -and he performed rimming on me. I suspect he might have spitted saliva from his mouth there to... Read more »

Fresh wound and early HIV symptoms

Dear Doctor Bob,I am 25 years old men. I am a foreigner in an Asian country. I am sorry for my poor English. I am not a native speaker. These days I had very had times. 16 days ago, I drank with one of my friend. When I was walking towards home,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Martin,Stop worrying!Let me address your questions first:1.Can "HIV move on with shower water towards the wound and infect you?" No.2.Can HIV cause Read more »

Intestinal gas/coated tongue HIV or something else?

You are doing a great job. We thank you. please answer my question I beg you. I had sex from October till February. On November and February I had constipation and rashes on my groin area, which are gone now. Now I have coated tongue from February...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...medical doctor would have to do that in person. This is way out of my league because I do not think this question relates to HIV or STDs.Best of luck.RMK Read more »
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The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...you." Then he stuck me in a room. Two of his hygienists come in, and they are in gowns, gloves and masks. Now, they're not touching me at all, but they are in gowns, gloves and masks. They went around that little exam room, and they emptied it... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...progression and drug resistance; changes in body shape, appearance and libido; fear of infecting others -- some worry even their touch has become toxic; fears surrounding stigmatization and discrimination; health insurance; career plans; job... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Revenge of a disgruntled baggage handler Toothbrush spunk follow-up question-Will donate Nov 8, 2009 Want to get in touch with Dr. Bob? You can reach him through his "Ask the Experts" forum , by sending a message to the Robert James... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at all,and then they came back after a while from the other direction,they touched me and my friend's hips and walked off,one of them turned around sticking his or her tongue out at us i am... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...since tests negative.All doctors I have seen have said I am conclusively negative and should stop worrying. Please comment on my worries that i could be infectedwith an undetectable new strain. Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...I got blood drawn last wendesday for general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »