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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it difficult to walk. If KS spreads to other parts of the body, it can cause serious problems. In the mouth lining, it can cause trouble eating and swallowing. In the stomach or gut, it can cause internal bleeding and blockages. If KS blocks lymph...
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Why still bareback?

Hello Bob,I found out I was positive in January of this year. It has been a rough couple of months, but I have learned to live and accept it. Anyways, I am trying to re-enter the dating scene, but am very scared. Whenever I am online in chatrooms,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...up with Bill Barebacker anyway.Finally, I'd suggest you get involved with your local HIV/AIDS service organizations to help spread the safer sex/HIV-prevention message. We need hot, sexy studs like you to remind the MSM community that safer sex,... Read more »

HIV Awareness in the UAE

Dear Dr. Bob, First of all, allow me to thank you for this AWESOME website. I like getting educated about these things, and this website with all its archives is just a great encyclopedia. I can't help but come here twice or three times a week to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your kind comments. I applaud your desire to spread the word about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in UAE.As for "The rules say if you're HIV+, you can't stay in the country. Read more »

HIV into urethra during masturbation?

Sir,I'm 15, and I've been masturbating for about an year. I have not really noticed any strange effects in my life, but I feel guilty about it (my religion does not permit me to masturbate).Also, I remember learning in Biology that HIV virus is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...place." In fact, HIV lives and reproduces only inside human beings hence the name Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV can be spread by unprotected sex (not using a condom). It is not spread by kissing, masturbating, sweat, tears, saliva, urine,... Read more »

Lasor surgery

Dear Doctor Bob, This is more of a comment about the writer who felt discriminated against by their salon for refusing to treat them for lasor surgery after the person divulged their HIV status. I too felt discrinated against because I answered that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you. It probably would be a good idea to inform the AIDS service organizations in Philadelphia of your experience so they can spread the word and advise other HIVers to avoid this office. A letter to the state health commissioner or quality... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Warns of Rapid Spread of AIDS in Afghanistan

...High levels of intravenous drug use and unsafe blood transfusions in Afghanistan could lead to a rapid spread of HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Sunday. WHO is funding the first national survey to investigate the levels Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Alaska Organization Uses Online Social Networking to Spread HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages

... The Alaska AIDS Assistance Association is utilizing Internet outreach in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, KTVA.com reports. The project, Power-On Alaska.org , posts links to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations in Nepal Hold Condom Day to Reduce Spread of HIV, Other STIs

...Saturday hosted Condom Day to encourage condom use, especially among young people and other vulnerable groups, to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, the Kathmandu Post reports. At a Friday press conference... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organization Spreads HIV/AIDS Awareness, Prevention Through Soccer in Africa, Boston Globe Reports

... The Boston Globe on Thursday profiled Grassroot Soccer , a not-for-profit organization aimed at educating children in Africa about HIV/AIDS using professional soccer players as teachers. The organization was Read more »
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Stop AIDS denialists from spreading their message!

Posted by Robert1, 3 Replies
...to take them out of context? And of course the big question: Do they know a lot of people living with HIV? How many HIV/AIDS organizations have they visited in their life? Why do they pretend to know anything about HIV medicine? Heres the... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »