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Do People Catch HIV From Showering

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...Is at Risk For the Flu? Everyone is at risk for getting the flu. However, people with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease or weakened immune systems or those with respiratory problems, are more at risk. These individuals also have a greater chance for having more severe symptoms. People who have frequent contact with others, such as in rest homes, hospitals, day cares or schools, are also at higher risk. What Are the...
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Masterbating in the shower!?!?! HIV!?!

Hello, Im wondering, i been masterbating for a while now and im curious, can you give HIV to yourself and family members if you masterbate in the shower? When i masterbate in the shower i clean the tub after so no spunk is left. i have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and you can tell your dad I said so, OK?Dr. Bobdoes jacking off cause acne or make it worse (MASTURBATION) Jul 18, 2007i hear people say that jacking off cause pimples and or makes it worse is this trueResponse from Dr.... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic infections that signal AIDS develop soon after... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...think is a heat rash, and a sore throat and a few bumps on my inner thigh. I'm so worried. I understand that there are many people who have questions far greater than mine and I understand if it takes you a while to answer this question but... Read more »

Boyfriend HIV+ I am HIV-

I am worried if I can contract the HIV virus from my boyfriend when he goes to the bathroom and misses the toilet bowl and it lands on the floor. Sometimes when I walk in I will step on his pee. Also, he has a bad habit of picking his nose (yuuuk)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic infections that signal AIDS develop soon after... Read more »
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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that all families have this discussion. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that young people between the ages of 15 to 24 account for approximately half of all new HIV infections in the world, and represent... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? ... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...someone else could have cut themselves on it before me. Also, I walked around with this cut the whole night and brushed past people without realizing that it was in fact bleeding and open. 2. I know its stupid to share toothbrushes, but I have... Read more »

shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ? Read more »

woops

Posted by relyt, 3 Replies
...as much do to my guilt as anything I fear I will get aids. I have no prob getting a test but it is my understanding that it HIV can lay dormant for several months. Is this true? scared to death Read more »