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Do People Catch AIDS From Rubbing Against Someone

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OK ,, I THINK A LITTLE OF YOU RUBBED OFF ON ME -- READ ON

Dr. Bob, I have one last question. And a good deed well done -- hopefully with your blessing. We will hang at the Academy Awards, SAG's ,, Grammy's and Oscars if you like.. I will give you an invitation. Just watch and see. Now on with my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Phil,Once again your fears are completely unwarranted and your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. ("No way. No how.") HIV is a fragile retrovirus that does not survive outside the human body. It is relatively difficult... Read more »

The Perverbial Rub and Tug - (donation en route)

Dr. Bob,I was going to make my question rhyme in prose but the anxiety is destroying the... Read more »

Catching aids/hiv/std from stripclub

Hi,I recently went to a strip club. I had a lap dance in vip room. After few minutes she tried to... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Get Tested for HIV/AIDS and Catch a Free Sammie Concert

Detroit-area teens and young people are being urged to take advantage of free HIV testing combined with special programs and events through the end of June. City Council member Alberta Tinsley-Talabi is working with the National Mayors'... Read more »
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detroiters in Rush to Catch Up on AIDS Fight

In predominantly black metropolitan areas such as Washington and Detroit, HIV/AIDS' impact is high. "Our real issue is that it's spreading at an alarming rate in the black community while other communities have been successful in abating it," said... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »