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Hiv And Rave

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Hiv at a rave? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2011) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2011)

Hello about 3 weeks ago I went to a rave in New York City. I took MDMA and was on my own. I never heard about any needle stick rumors prior to this night. At one point in the night I remembered someone brushing against my arm where my skin was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Question: "Is my concern legitimate, or am I just paranoid?"Answer: Paranoid. Absolutely, positively loony tunes. I agree with your doctor. You're a fluffernutter. So relax, Max. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. See link... Read more »


Hi, I recently went to the New Years Rave, Together as One in California. Ive heard that many... Read more »


Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave... Read more »
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Banishing Chipmunk Cheeks and Bullfrog Neck

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I was somewhat active in the HIV activist organization ACT UP in theearly 1990s. I witnessed ACT UP's continually inventive, passionateactivism in packed weekly meetings at Cooper Union in the East Villagein New York City. At these meetings, deeply... Read more »

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Test Positive Aware Network

Positive Progress: Improvements in HIV Testing, Treatment and Continuity of Care

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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My anus just recently found itself the recipient of a rather brutal (but pleasant) gangbang after shooting up at a rave here in san fran.
does anyone think i should be tested? am I at risk?

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You can't get HIV if....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
the person you have sex with doesn't have it!
A couple weeks ago, I had a post that was titled (last test, but it's not mine). I had 6 and 10 week negative tests, then I was waiting for the girl I slept with to get tested (which occured 4+ months... Read more »