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National Association of People With AIDS

Oregon HIV Hotline May Close

Willamette Week reports Cascade AIDS Project may soon close its HIV hotline . With dwindling call volumes, the $75,000 per year now dedicated to the hotline might be spent more effectively elsewhere. We think the drop off in calls results from... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Services Can an HIV/AIDS Hotline Provide?

Want to talk to someone about HIV/AIDS prevention or treatment? A hotline is a great way to go. Some hotlines provide information about HIV transmission, symptoms, testing, etc. Others provide treatment information or list the latest clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

San Francisco General Hospital is now offering a free,24-hour hotline -- The National Clinician's Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPLine) -- to clinicians in need of advice on how to best treat healthcare workers accidentally exposed to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does Saliva Really Kill HIV? CDC hotline is confusing me! PLEASE PLEASE DR. BOB

Dr. Bob:ive read many of your postings which have been extremely helpful and educational.i was struck by two postings that discussed exposure to pre-cum when performing oral sex, and that there are chemicals in saliva that can kill hiv. now i know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My claims about extremely low HIV transmission risk are based on the results of recently reported scientific epidemiological studies. Yes, we know there are components in saliva that tend to inhibit HIV, but we do not yet clearly understand the... Read more »

Different Stories from Doctor and HIV Hotline

Dear Mr. Kull,Last April I performed oral sex on a female prostitute. The risk I thought was low but after 12 weeks I tested and was negative. In September I developed a swollen gland in my neck and groin. The only possible exposure since my test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no exact answer to your question about the window period. Making the decision to get tested at three or six months following exposure is ultimately going to have to be your own. People in the HIV/AIDS field will have differing opinions on... Read more »

What services can a hotline provide?

I am doing a report and I need to find hotline numbers about AIDS and what services they provide. What can they do to help you? Is it all confidential? Do they really help? What services do they provide? PLEASE WRITE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There are different types of AIDS hotlines that provide various types ofservices. Some provide information about transmission, symptoms, testingetc. Others are more specialized and provide information... Read more »

KISS! & CUM ! 4th Try!!! Different answers from Hotline!!! HELP!!!

Dear Dr. Bob.This is my 4th try to get an answer from you as i believe, i could not get any better advise on this issue. I have contact 3 different hotlines and all of them have given me different answers.My exposure was a 10 seconds French kiss...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brazilian Buddy,You got three different answers from three different hotlines? Really? Which "hotlines" did you call --, "the psychic hotline" or perhaps "the Vatican hotline?" Oh, no matter. Look Guy, there's... Read more »
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Hotline Associate SF

Posted by Anonymous
Hotline Associate;
Project Inform
San Francisco, CA

Project Inform is a San Francisco-based national HIV/AIDS organization that serves over 150,000 individuals each year with up-to-the-minute treatment information and advocacy. Project Inform has a... Read more »

Answers from Hotlines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Hotline,
Q: I may have had a possible exposure for contracting HIV when can I test to have a conclusive test result?
ANSWER:
You can receive a relilable HIV antibody test anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks after exposure.
The best course of action... Read more »

HIV hotlines

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone tell me why hotline counselors are the scariest people on the planet. I called the nyc hotline and told the lady that I recieved oral sex with a condom from a prostitute and she said I participated in a high risk activity. Stupid risk... Read more »

NYS HIV/AIDS Hotlines

Posted by Anonymous
If someone want to hear about the three month window period can call NYS HIV/AIDS HOTLINES and they can explain the window and why you can trust your test at 3 month and maybe give you all a number how many that are positive at 3 month(The CDC study) Read more »