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Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

Folks: Let's Keep Our Eyes On the Ball

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys.....Tonight I came here to get a littel help, and I find the first page full of meaningless banter about some Gerd, and all of that. Folks let's keep our eyes on the ball, and that ball is being a great place for people who are scared out of... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »
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Dr. Bob, do I have a snow ball chance in hell?

2 min unprotected sex with a girl. Not sure of her status. Shes 20. I got scared and stopped. 4 days later, felt like something caught in my throat. 7 days later, white tounge, I worked it a bit and got it fairly clean.10 days later, felt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Snowball's chance???? Hell yes!!!!Ninety percent of your day is spent on thinking about your odds??? Dude, you need a new hobby. How about macram or Suduko?Thanks for saving my fingers form having to retype the estimated risk statistics... Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

extreme fatigue and achiness

I have been Hiv + for @ 8-10 yrs, last CD4 count 451, VL undet.<50 for over 2 yrs. I am currently on Sustiva, epivir, and zerit. Have been on this regimen for close to 2 yrs...Recently I have been experiencing extemely sore and achy neck, legs,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would make sure your lactic acid level is OK (Soon!) as well as your liver enzymes, hemoglobin, and muscle enzymes (looking for med side effects). If all of those are OK then checking some hormone levels (testosterone, thyroid) might be a good... Read more »

Master worried....MR itchy balls and your friend. back once again

Dear Dr. BOB,IT has been a long time since I have feared HIV. But its back. As much as i know about HIV I should not be worrying about this biut a smack in the head is what i need most. On thursday the boys dragged me to s strip club. I was being...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Itchy Balls,Make that "25" for zero risk. Need I say more?Stay well, and go see a dermatologist about the "fking itchy scratchy balls" thing. O.K.?Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Austria: Whoopi Goldberg Guest Star at AIDS Charity Life Ball

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Austria: AIDS Charity Announces Record Proceeds After Life Ball

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Austria: Versace, Minnelli Headline Life Ball

At Saturday's 13th annual Life Ball in Vienna, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Donatella Versace, and Heidi Klum were among the revelers gathered to raise AIDS awareness. Organizers hope the event will raise as much as $1.3 million. To kick off the... Read more »