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Dog Blood And Hiv Infection From Dogs

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my nieghbor has hiv and for a while ive been letting him see my dog/ play with her. My dog is friendly and scratches my nieghbors legs to get his attention. The problem is when he doesnt pay attention to her, she runs right over to me and scratches...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV via canine scratch? Nope. HIV is not transmitted this way. So let Toto play with your neighbor (and vice versa), OK?Thanks for your donation ( and for letting your pooch cheer up a poz neighbor (and visa... Read more »

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I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel... Read more »

dog bit an HIV+ .... (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2011)

Hi Doctor,my puppy bit my friend (friendly bite, no deep wound, almost like a scratch) who's... Read more »
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My dog died today

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 4 Replies
The vet told us Thursday that she had advanced cancer. We wanted some time with her. He came to the house tonight to put her down. It was out back, by the pond on the dock. She liked it out there. She passed as the sun was setting over the back... Read more »

hot dogs & french fries!!!

Posted by still_here, 5 Replies
just a "jen-ism" i try to use at work instead of "hot damn" or "fuck it"

sorry to those of you who might of wondered if i dropped off the face of the earth, or ate myself into a cookie coma... tough crap to everyone else. i've been caught up in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WHERE ARE ALL MY DOGS?????????????/ =>:-,

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Companion Dogs?

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm posting this on behalf of my boyfriend who is poz. He has been given the chance to get a miniature doberman pincher that he want's to use as a "Companion Dog". He's curious if anyone else has done this or knows anything about it and it's... Read more »