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Essential Oils For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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PLEASE CLARIFY "essentially" nonexistent

Hey Dr. Bob. I'm a very big fan of your site and regular contributor to your foundation. My question: In all your responses to PROTECTED intercourse where the condom didn't fail you always write the chance of infection is ESSENTIALLY...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Essentially" is indeed a qualifier! In order for condoms to be effective in preventing HIV transmission, they must be used properly. Examples of improper use include putting them on incorrectly or just before "shooting,"... Read more »

Recieving a Hand Job with oil- From Brazil

Hello Doctor Bob,First let me say thank you for having a website like this and I and my peers would like to say hello to you from Brazil.Here is the situation.I had this handjob with this female at the end of march. I ejaculated before she did...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Moe,You ejaculated before she did anything? One would think you'd be asking me questions about premature ejaculation rather than HIV? Oh well, regarding your HIV concerns, you can relax. The chances of transmitting HIV via a handjob are... Read more »

Neuropathy and CVD

Dr. Bob: Although I visit the MD (Inf. Dis.) regularly and read quite a bit about the disease, I have not found anyone who really hits my questions, so here goes the info on me. I have been positive for ten years (from a needle stick while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jerome St. Benedict,Great name, by the way! One exercise that doesn't put any weight bearing on the sore feet would be swimming. Do you have a convenient health club, YMCA, or pool you could use? Fish oil supplements are fine. The jury is... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy: Seroconversion or Possible Combivir Side Effect

Dr. Bob,I was writing to inquire about how exactly peripheral neuropathy plays a role in HIV seroconversion. I engaged in insertive vaginal protected sex with a professional worker about three weeks ago. I know that you always say that if a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Matt,Well, let's see, where should I begin?First off, I would not have recommended PEP for your potential exposure. Insertive vaginal protected sex, even with a small residual amount of baby oil on your Mr. Happy, does not amount to a... Read more »
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HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you.

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Caring medical attention is essential

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It was February 28th. I am standing next to the nurses room
trying to get my partner's nurse attention. She sees me and comes
to me. I asked very nervous: "did you get the results yet?" No it
seems they have been delayed, I know it is difficult."... Read more »

ready for me?

Posted by Anonymous
Are You Ready For Me ? I'm B-A-C-K!!!!

Here is a quick spritz of my essence... GYM All American Boy or I
like to think that when I free Willy! Forget the whining- I
create energy of laughter as that is who I am. I am one more of
the lucky few to... Read more »

Coconut Oil

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Have any of you heard about virgin coconut oil. I was reading a book on it because I'm taking it for another issue and I found mention of it actually being used in Hiv / Aids Research. This book says that it is able to slow down the progression and... Read more »