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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other...
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TERRIFIED!!! Need reassurance (donation!) (URBAN LEGEND, 2010)

Two days ago, I was standing by a curb. A strange looking teen brushed by. My thoughts were elsewhere and I didn't really notice him get into a cab. But I got home and noticed a red mark on my thigh. Didn't think much of it. I was examining it for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles and poking people with them. Well last night I went and took ecstasy for the first time also (I know, BAD ) well after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »

needle poke at a rave

hey doc. needle poked me at a rave about six months ago at EDC 2009. or i think because i woke up the next day and saw a a little red bump on my bicep and a black dot in the middle. about two three weeks after that i had a fever for a day, and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »

Do you get more e-mails than Brad Pitt per day?

Hi Doc, Sorry for the irrelevant title. Just wanted to get your attention...although I would be curious to hear the answer. haha.Anyway, I'm the guy (25yrs old male) who wrote you back in May regarding an incident where I had a fear that a homeless...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...introduced in 1995 and health professionals now routinely vaccinate all children, travelers to certain countries, and persons at risk for the disease. Many experts believe Hepatitis A vaccination has dramatically affected rates of the disease... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Questions and Answers on Hepatitis A Outbreaks Associated With Eating Raw or Undercooked Green Onions (Scallions)

...salsa in jars, have received a treatment that eliminates the hepatitis A virus. Q3: What can consumers do to decrease their risk of infection from hepatitis A caused by contaminated green onions? A3: Consumers can cook all raw green onions... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes (jaundice). Your health care provider will check your blood to see if your liver is working normally. These "liver function" tests measure the amounts of certain chemicals:... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily... Read more »
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Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
...very small dried blood exactly on the the part that you screw the the double pointed Vacutainer needle. in theory there vas no risk because the needle is new but y need to hear your advice. Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What would be the chances of contracting the HIV virus from drinking a bottle of wine in South Africa after the local waiter cut his hand on the corkscrew while opening the bottle? Would alcohol have killed the virus anyway? This may sound like a... Read more »

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »