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Contracted Hiv Stories

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The Center for AIDS

"His" Story and "Her" Story: Gender Differences and HIV

What began in the early 1980s as a plague of the gays, found only in white homosexual urban American males, has over the course of the last three decades diversified its wrath to affect millions of men, women and children of every sexual... Read more »
Body Positive

Our Stories to Tell -- The Scarlet Letters, a Nonfiction Short Story: Part II

In the January 1998 Body Positive , the author detailed his pre-AIDS life, dealing with the discovery of the disease, and his initial efforts to battle it. Through all of this, friends were dying on both coasts. But, I still felt relatively fine.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Could i contract HIV?

Dear Doctor Bob, I should start by saying that i have a really bad case of OCD. my story is this...i went to the supermarket and used one of those touch screen self check outs. When i got home, i washed my hands a couple of times with antibacterial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,OK Sweetie, I get that you have "a really bad case of OCD" but be reasonable and think this through. The HIV pandemic has been with us for well over a quarter of a century now. If HIV were that easily contracted, it would have wiped out... Read more »

Do I have HIV based on my story

Dear Robert,Thanks for all that you do...I'm working on having the kind of courage that you have. I just donated $100.00 to your cause and I will donate more as I am able to.Exactly 10 days ago I had sex with a prostitute. I'm a male and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stressed,Unfortunately I cannot advise if you "have HIV based on (your) story." The only way to determine if someone has contracted the virus is to get an HIV-specific test outside of the window period. What I can do is discuss your... Read more »

GOT HIV FROM RECEIVING FELLATIO...LISTEN TO MY WEIRD STORY!!

I know you say the chances of getting HIV from receiving fellatio are very small to nil, but I have a very odd story for you. Four months and two weeks ago, I met a girl at a bar. To make a long story short, I got a BJ from her and didn't use a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Now remind me once again why you are "sure you are positive?" Was it because you have a possible swollen lymph node in your neck following a "mono-like" illness? Assuming the lymph node is really a lymph node, and assuming... Read more »

Oral Sex, HIV, and Braces: One Persons Story

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Why is there little or no warning information to the public about the risk of oral sex and braces for transmission of HIV. I was infected in November of 1992 and developed AIDS by May of 1997. I was shocked by the diagnosis...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments.If you read my answers about the risks of giving oral sex, I have always stated that there was a risk of infection (although the risk is generally less than that of intercourse). Most of the cases reported through giving... Read more »
Connect With Others

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »