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Do People Catch AIDS From Touching Scratch On Skin

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...blisters, they will not "catch" shingles. However, people who have not had chickenpox could become infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: ...
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We (my daughter and I) just donated and it felt Wonderful!!

Dear Dr. Bob, We (my daughter and I) just made a donation to your Foundation and it feels good. I hope $50.00 can touch somebody's life in a good way. Maybe you can help me understand something. My daughter went to a restaurant and she ordered R&R...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. I can assure you that your one gift will touch many lives in desperate need. For instance, it only costs 85 cents to provide antiretroviral drugs to an... Read more »

HIV in spit?

I was at work today and a customer was very heated that I wouldn't allow him to use a credit card that belonged to his wife. We have rules that no one but the card holder can use a credit card... he was unhappy and even looking drunk (happy 4th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...starts freaking out and screaming saying she has something she needs in the bag. So now this bag I threw in the garbage has touched everywhere in the can and I have to dig in there immediately and pull it out.,,, which I did. BARE HANDED WITH THE... Read more »

Dr Bob. PLEASE HELP! My Mother caused this incident - AM I NUTS?

Dr. Bob,I am back for a quick return visit and a new question and another follow up donation. I have a similar experience from before but this is much deeper. After this, do you think I am nuts or messed up to think this way? I am having anxiety...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wouldn't bother you with this but a lot of homeless go through the cans at all times. Assuming this just happened before I went and touched the can and the person is HIV+ What are the real chances of catching the HIV virus from this? Again, lots... 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
...I got home and noticed a red mark on my thigh. Didn't think much of it. I was examining it for two days. On teh second day I touched it, it bled.Now I am terrified. If that kid stuck me with a needle, wouldn't I know it right away, even though I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to... 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...(almost a year after possible exposure) I noticed a small brownish rough patch on the top of my left foot. It feels rough to the touch and has a central rough/pin spot in the middle. This has been present since and hasnt gone away. Its... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...5.(march 31) saw a 1 inch in diameter spot of dried blood on my shorts n it wasn't mine. what's the risk if it was fresh n i touched it n it got into a wound? before all this (around september) some jerk threw a dirty shirt at me. what if the... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

FINGER with DEEP CUT, PLEASE HELP PEOPLE<

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...into the cut (the cut was healing but I don't believe a scab was formed, just very pink skin and cut binded together) by either touching that finger or by that finger touching my thumb and then that other cut finger touching the thumb. And it... Read more »