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Getting AIDS From Blood

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HIV and Aging

Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing Living and Aging With HIV Aging-Related Health Challenges What Else Can You Do? Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV+ Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today theepidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over).While 50 may not...
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Please help, incident happened while getting blood drawn.

I scared that I may be at risk to contract HIV or hepatitis from getting my blood test! Basically I watched everything during the blood draw very carefully but looked away after the needle was in my arm and the vials were being filled. Then when I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. As a health care professional, I highly doubt he would have pressed the gauze against his own bleeding wound before placing it on your arm.If you continue to have thoughts like these, it's very possible that... Read more »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat to ask you to respond to me. I will donate $ 100.00. I cannot eat, cannot sleep, have a child...that required my attention. It is really hard for me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You cannot acquire HIV from getting an HIV test! Needles are not reused. You are HIV negative.I believe you accurately diagnosed your problem when you wrote ". . . I am still under stress and do not know how to cope with my craziness."... Read more »

getting AIDS

To be clear; If I'm clean and I have sexual intercourse with an HIV positive or somebody with AIDS, and there is not any cuts or bleeding spots, Am I in risk to get AIDS or the virus. According to my knowlege HIV or AIDS is only transmited by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Claudia, You are wrong. Unprotected sex with someone who is HIV positive places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. I just can't be any clearer than that. Spend some time reading the basic safer sex information on this site and related... Read more »

HIV- woman gets pregnant by man with AIDS

I'm involved in a situation where the woman became pregnant by a man with AIDS. So far, she has tested negative. She is due late July and I have heard that even though she is HIV- right now, that during labor/birth, she may "cross...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The most common test used to screen for HIV infection screens for the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood. After exposure, it can take at least 6 weeks (sometimes longer), to make sufficient antibodies to be detected by the test. This is why we... Read more »
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Getting an understanding of HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 2 Replies
Well like I said before I was just diagnoised.

Im trying to get an understanding of the whole hiv/aids.

The question that im going to ask might make you mad but its a question that I just sit and think about wondering if someone else is thinking it... Read more »

Finally getting tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone.

For the last 2 1/2 months I have been living with the fear that I contracted HIV. I think about it 24 hours a day and stress over it...sometimes to the point of crying. I mull over how possible it was for the transmission to occur. I... Read more »

4 months, getting nervous

Posted by eddie14, 1 Reply
well, it has been 4 months since my exposure. The exposure has been called "little to no risk" by the CDC, as well as two other "experts" I had an encounter with an escort that included unprotected oral sex, (she sucked me) and protected vaginal... Read more »

When-to get-tested

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Im putting this back because some person wanted to argue the window period is one year- Please read the below

Call the California Hotline or New York Hotline or the Gay Mens Health Crisis Center Hotline (who test onsite) in NY or the San Fran Gay... Read more »