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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the flip side, some people can go 20 years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Because the symptoms of acute HIV are almost...
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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should get hepatitis B vaccine whether or not they are around a person with AIDS. If the person with AIDS has fever blisters or cold sores (herpes simplex) around the mouth or nose, don't kiss or touch the sores. If you have to touch the sores to... Read more »

HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...may want to run a few tests to check things out.As for kidney stones, I've had those as well (thank you Crixivan!) and from personal experience, yes, you would have felt one pass.So, Dude, my advice is to relax. I see no cause for concern.Dr.... Read more »

Stumped Sex-Ed Teacher that cannot find the answer in yuour archives. Uggggggh

Dr Bob, I am a Sex-Ed teacher and a student actually asked me a question I could not answer correctly.Here was the question this boy asked me. He was using the urinal at school and was doing his business. (# 1). He said after he was finished, before...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobPlease help me (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009) Oct 23, 2009 Yesterday I had to pee really badly. I was at a coffee shop. the person before me did not flush the toilet as there was fesces in there.so, i flushed the toilet but one small tiny... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should get hepatitis B vaccine whether or not they are around a person with AIDS.If the person with AIDS has fever blisters or cold sores (herpes simplex) around the mouth or nose, don't kiss or touch the sores. If you have to touch the sores to... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...You Get the Flu? The flu virus is highly contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. Transmission If... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...and treatments. CMV is a type of virus in the herpes family -- the kind of viruses that also causes chicken pox, shingles and cold sores. CMV is also knows as human herpes virus type 5, or HHV5. Most people in the United States have the virus by... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so often seemed to Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could this happen ??

Posted by whatthe, 1 Reply
...not thiniking clearly. Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...places every day. She is educated and has been taught how to protect her self from getting sick. I have also started getting cold sores on my lips for the first time in my life. My daughter gets them too. She has a lot of contact with the baby... Read more »