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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any 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 whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out...
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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 »

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 »

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
...and follow his example. a man of honour. Apr 8, 2006Doctor robert:I want to tell you that you are an inspiration for all the people in the world with AIDS. You chose your path and instead of being selfish and turn only to you, you chose to help... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause.Disease of the ThroatCMV esophagitis affects the throat. It can lead to difficult and painful swallowing, chest pain, fever, mouth sores and hiccups.Disease in NewbornsCongenital CMV is the most common infection in newborns. About 1 in 10... 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

...from the air. Other ways include having direct contact with infected fluids from the mouth, nose and eyes or handling items touched by an infected person. This includes kissing, drinking from someone else's glass or sharing hand towels, among... Read more »
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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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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
...guessing she must have directly touched it with her gloves before touching my mouth. OMG I've gotten two outbreaks of the uggliest cold sores. Huge! Quarter size. More than 1 spot each time. Now this has me wondering. Could I have also contracted... 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 »