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Hiv Infection From Raves

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HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you experienced was a mild anxiety-induced panic attack. Your fears about being pricked with an HIV-infected syringe at the rave are completely unwarranted. This is a fairly common worry among ravers! See below.Dr. BobPlease help.. (NEEDLE STICK... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
The Body PRO

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

...most notably premature heart attacks and strokes. Moreover, patients who are anxious about developing lipodystrophy may risk HIV disease progression by delaying the commencement of therapy or by stopping ongoing therapy in an attempt to manage... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
...original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?") 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... 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 Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »