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HelloPlease doc help me, I have tested HIV negative, but I have strange (looks unhealthy) irregular fungal like (excema!? parasite? herpes? fat bulbs?) stuff under and in my nipples. Also when I look at them in the mirror, I see some irregular spots...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Everyone's nipples have 'bumps' in the skin-- that's normal. I can't get a clearer mental picture than that from what you've told me. For a definitive diagnosis, please see a physician.... Read more »

False positive then negative, confused and worried from Scandinavia Please help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,This is my situation: I had a superficial cut on my hand (not bleeding, only 5 mm.) and I accidentally touched a used gynaecological instrument when I visited my gynecologist. I did not see any blood or other body fluids on my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Do you need to keep testing? No, absolutely not. You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative.Your HIV risk was nonexistent.Hepatitis B vaccination does not cause false-positive HIV tests.Your weakly reactive false-positive test could... Read more »

Why dont you answer my question....i know i'm flooding your mailbox by trying to seek answer 5th time.....u gotta understand my pain...plz plz plz answer asap

This is my fifth attempt to hear from you before going for test, I dont have anyone to talk. I dont know any other way to plead, Im in pain. I dont think my scenario is stupid enough for you to not answer. Please answer asap. I assure you that Ill...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You report: "I really can't stand HIV. I don't have courage to go and get myself tested for HIV and therefore looking for some mental food to calm my nerves." OK, let's start with realities:1.You are 26-years old and... Read more »

RE:Why dont you answer my question....i know i'm flooding your mailbox by trying to seek answer 5th time.....u gotta understand my pain...plz plz plz answer asap: 30 March' 08

Hi Dr. Bob, actually your reply disappointed me coz I was convinced that Im infected and dont have a courage to get tested and Im still like that. Well, may be I found a sure way to be sure that Im not infected that too without being tested....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry Charlie. I do not give you credit for your cowardly actions of repeatedly testing a sex worker instead of being man enough to do what you know needs to be done! What happens if the sex worker tests positive at six months? Do you assume... Read more »
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Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »