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Genital Rubbing Scared I Have HIV

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HIV risk from handjob on penis with genital sores present

Hi DoctorIf you answer my question I will be very grateful and donate at least 50 pounds to your admirable foundation.Basically 4 weeks ago in Thailand I visited a massage parlour. After the massage I got the sexworker to give me a handjob until I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on your report!First, I have no idea what "natural spots you get at the bottom of the penis" are. If indeed these were "genital sores" as you suggest, it's important to determine what the cause may be: herpes, syphilis, genital warts, etc.... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been... Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
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Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

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I've posted the Q i asked the dr Bob 4 times. Help

Posted by Scaredgoad, 1 Reply
...doubles with bare hands and did the rubbing...do bob, what my are my odds of being safe? Doc bob, please please help me. Its scaring me. would appreciate your help. Will thankyou for the noble jon you doing and will send in my donations asap. ... Read more »

Need Answer -- Scared to Death!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...not feel anything wet) and it got on my hand, then I rubbed my genitals, could I have given myself HIV. I am really, really scared. Please answer. Do you have any thoughts? I am married and wonder should I tell or test? Read more »

scared ..please help could i be infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...him stop...i posted a similar question earlier but noone responded so thought i would try again...please ease my worries im so scared Read more »

possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thanks everybody who read this. i'm a sexually active woman but try to use condom everytime to avoid HIV, caz im so scared of getting infected, even so i can't abstain from casual sex. yesterday i had sex with a guy i met in a bar, who's status is Read more »