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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...genital surgeries; sexual activity too soon may allow HIV to enter the body through unhealed surgical wounds or may put partners at risk for HIV transmitted through blood from surgical sites. Once healing is complete, safersex tools like male or female condoms, dental dams, and latex gloves cut to fit a new "microphallus" can help protect the transgender individual and his or her sex partners from HIV and other sexually transmitted...
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Tell my new dentist I'm HIV+ ? (DISCLOSURE TO DENTIST)

I'm going to be going to a dentist in a couple of weeks. I'll be a new patient. I'll be having just a checkup and a cleaning. I'm wondering if it is necessary, or perhaps even required,that I inform the dentist that I am HIV+ .On the one hand, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dentist. This is not because he/she will need to take additional precautions, but rather so that he/she could be on the lookout for HIV-specific pathology in the mouth. (See below.)Dr. BobDentist VisitFeb 9, 2007 This maybe a silly question, but... Read more »

Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients and patients with AIDS at the medically complex dental care clinic in my dental school. As far as I have seen so far, we have not been instructed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...when treating HIV-positive dental patients and (2) no "extra" sterilization procedures are warranted or necessary for dental tools used to treat HIV-positive patients. However, the one statement I would have you reconsider is: "I would just as... Read more »

at the gynecologist

hi doctor i am writing from italy. i went to the gynecologist to have an ecocography. the doctor did a transvaginal ecography and she asked me if i had hiv cause 7 days before a woman with hiv and epatitis didn't tell her but she found it out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you're having ongoing vaginal symptoms now, your new gynecologist can evaluate those symptoms for you. I'm very confident your HIV test will be negative, which is good news for you and all those folks in wheelchairs whom you've been seeing of... Read more »

Lesbian newbie returns! Please help one more time Dr. Bob!

Hi Dr. Bob! I am the lesbian newbie you helped several months back with fears about HIV and my sexuality. You helped me more than you will ever know. I am begging you to put my mind at ease once more. Here is what happened, and I do plan on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unwarranted. Dental offices have to follow "universal precautions" to prevent the transmission of blood-borne infections like HIV and hepatitis. If they didn't, they would't stay in business long! Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. Also,... Read more »
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ONAP Releases Report of Community Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

....) Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) asked Americans to give us their input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released in the coming months. From the beginning, ONAP recognized that community... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...your body feels like and howyou move. I nformation - Never stop asking questions, reading, trying new drugs,therapies, or tools. M edical Team -- Choose physicians who are knowledgeable about HIV andneurological problems and listen to... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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trench mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok, i hate to be a pesky poster, but I posted yesterday a question regarding HIV and trech mouth ( see the post Dental Symptoms), and I'm very scared, so I was wondering if anyone had any further information Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

am i on death row

Posted by soimnotalone, 10 Replies
...for months I have been reading the advancement of meds and how people are living longer with hiv as long as they take their meds and take care of themselves. does that apply to those of us who graduated to advance aids? everytime Read more »