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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs,...
Ask the Experts

Casa Casuarina...

that is name of what used to be Gianni Versace's Mansion here in South Beach Miami. Long Story short, i toured that mansion two days ago, had tea, touched the water in the pool, sat in the couches, etc. I googled Versace and turns out that his lover...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Alejandro,I've been to Casa Casuarina and sat in those couches as well. OMG! That means the furniture has now had a double dose of HIV cooties! Yikes, maybe the building should be quarantined or demolished. What do you think??? Read more »

Hepatitis c risk

I broke a glass ware and cut my hand and arm at home 3 hours after I came back from Emergency waiting room. Those two cuts are small with light bleeding. I did spend four hours in ER waiting room and there were several patients in the same waiting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not worry about your risk. There are no proven cases of hepatitis C transmission from an environmental contamination. If HCV was this easy to catch - everyone would be infected. Read more »


I am considering visiting a Professional Domme, but am concerned about health risks associated with BDSM play. Whips and floggers can break the skin. I've read that leather can retain trace amounts of blood. 1.)What is the probability that...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Sound like a risky idea for a variety of reasons! It would surprise me if anyone sterilized leather whips etc. It is impossible to say what the chances are of transmission from whips, not much data, but it sure would worry me! Maybe limiting your... Read more »

Dr bob rocks

WOW I can not believe you remembered my whole history like that out of the thousands of people you deal with I just wanted to say you have been the light in a very dark 2 year cave I have been doweling in. You have helped me keep some of my sanity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're welcome. Don't worry about your genetically deficient ability to accessorize and arrange furniture. I can always send over the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" dudes in case of a fashion or design emergency.Good luck. Be well! Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Ha! people look at you, and move on.

Posted by Sylvester, 2 Replies
I like the counters on the posts. I see 53 people looked at my last message, maybe a few checked out my profile. I'll bet no one went to my youtube address, since I think this does not hyper link. Let's see: ... Read more »

your input guys please

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Tampa st Pete area we will be dedicated to helping hiv+ people we are hoping to help with quality of living issues (such as furniture pots pans soaps ect) basically any stuff you would need whene you move in to a new place like say you just got... Read more »

men...... bashing

Posted by daisey6205, 1 Reply
...Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...NEED HELP MOVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need someone with a truck that can hold a few boxes and a couple of pieces of furniture a queen size mattress. I have very little possessions. I need to move from East Oakland, Elmhurst area to San... Read more »