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Fear Of Hiv In My Food

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating Read more »

AIDS but HIV Negative? (UNREALISTIC FEARS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you very much for your earlier response! You have such a warm touch - bless your heart!I am still however finding it hard to put my mind to rest. The reason being that I read that there have been 16 cases of AIDS reported in medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...than 16 cases of people struck dead by lightening bolts too. So if you're not worrying more about errant lightening bolts than HIV, you are worrying excessively and irrationally about extremely rare HIV situations (which had extenuating... Read more »

Fear of someone purposely trying to infect me

I went to a prostitute and I'm scared that she purposely put a tiny hole in the condom so I couldn't see it, so that she can infect me with HIV. What are my risks? What should I do?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...about people purposely trying to infect you without you knowing it, my suggestion to you is to speak to a counselor about this. Fear of people purposely trying to infect you is more of a mental health issue than a true AIDS issue.If you have any... Read more »

Sharing food/blood in saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob, You rock! My best friend has recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and is really doing ok. I'm still digesting this news, but am ok now, too. I have kept the news to myself because it's really no one's business but my friend's. For myself, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will always be crazy, but caring moms. However, scientific facts will always be scientific facts. Your research on possible HIV transmission from casual contact, such as sharing food, is correct. Your mom's fears are unwarranted. Why not turn... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth care provider if you are feeling this way. ... Read more »
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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these scenarios. Had an orientation on HIV treatment a week ago and the more I was aware of the side effects and OIs, the more I got freak and scared of... Read more »

just found out hiv +

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...25 yr old black female just found out hiv + scared confused sad betrayed lonely afraid can someone cheer me up i need more info on this can anyone offer any advice? Read more »

PLS read this story, so confused!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and....debate:-)!! My story is that : First i am living in Hongkong!!! I need some more clear explaination why I am worried about getting HIV from sharing FOOD! In HONGKONG or ASIA, people share food mean that you take food from the communal... Read more »

THE PAIN BEHIND THE STIGMA

Posted by Anonymous
...I often think about the countless people, who in the beginning of this epidemic worked tirelessly to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination in their own lives as well as for the sake of others. Also, they worked successfully at... Read more »