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Do People Get AIDS From Sharing A Joint

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What Is AIDS?

...haven't tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by: having sex with an infected person; sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected; being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman. Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections, known as "opportunistic infections," and other illnesses that take advantage of a weakened immune system. When a person is infected with HIV, the virus enters the body and lives and multiplies primarily in the white blood cells. These... Read more »

Want to share this video on HIV and AIDS research (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2010)

I Doctor. I watched this video and wanted to pass it on to you so if you ever get the time to watch it, perhaps you can give your opinions on it. This research Virologist I believe is his expert field in the 1980-90's, suggested then that HIV exists...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of people who have tested positive and then reversed their status back to negative? How do you explain that an HIV positive persons cd4 count gets higher and the viral load is undetectable after being positive for 15 years on NO medication? Is it... Read more »

Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I was really drunk at the time, and did not think anything of it until I started to over think the matter. Do you think I should be concerned or tested? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...attention to current events Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, Larry "I'm Not Gay" Craig, etc., etc., etc. ???? (By the way, sharing a joint will not transmit HIV either.)Dr. Bob Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this one last question even though you've already answered me. Okay so the bottle... it was on the back of the toilet so the person who used it probably was taking a crap... so if a minimal amount of feces was on it and if the person using it had... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

...manufacturers in exchange for royalties," IRIN/ PlusNews writes in an article that examines how the decision could benefit people living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. "Proponents of the pool argue that not only does it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Read more »
The Body

A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...life seriously, trying to figure out what was missing. Everything else seemed to be going along quite well professionally, but personally there was definitely a void. I had experiences over the years having to do with figuring out my sexuality,... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

...technical presentations by researchers and doctors, I findthat people who are living with HIV are always more direct, insightful andpersonal, while providing useful advice for dealing with HIV. Meet the Experts Moderated by Tam McAulay of... Read more »
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Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...HIV, but was waiting for the right moment. Even though we planned to have safe sex I think it is very important to tell the person you're having sex with your status. I know it's hard but it works for me, it makes me feel very good to be that... Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...Testing and Re-testing What is the Window Period? The window period is the length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages... Read more »