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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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HIV and blood-test results- Any health tips to stay healthy?

Dear Dr.Vergel,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4 count and a regular blood test results showed that something is going on?! CD4 count fell from 640(34%) in February, to 395 (30%) in June. Some other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Talk to your doctor about running another CD4 cells test again to ensure that your dip was just not an isolated event. If your CD4 cells are 500 or below, talk to your doctor about your treatment options. I am not sure in which country you live,... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular... Read more »

Dr. Bob's Dating Tips, or Should I Stop This Train?

Dr. Bob, I've been reading your site daily for at least a year, and have concluded that you are 1) a MAJOR hottie, 2) very funny, and 3) about the only source of consistently accurate information I've found. Here it is: I lived through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, since today is Tuesday, looks like I missed the Monday-night deadline. So tell me: what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!In case you are still trying to decide whether or not to "ride" the train, I suggest you review what we... Read more »

HIV prevention and Truvada alone as PEP

Hi Sir,I truly appreciate your kind help on listening and answering my problems. I apologize in advance should my questions have already been answered and cause any inconvenience for you. My situation is as follows: 1. My female partner used my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.You don't mention the HIV status of your partner. I'll assume she's confirmed to be HIV positive.1. No.2. Yes.3. Yes, Truvada is a combination of two antiretrovirals and can be used for PEP. In some cases a three-drug PEP regimen... Read more »
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No.2 HIV dating tip from HerepesLTR

Posted by HollyIves
So many people are knew to the HIV World and don't know how to approach talking to people about stuff like this. My experiences are that of talking to people and educating them about the HIV virus and also letting them know before dating to make... Read more »

Tips on Dating With HIV

Posted by bartleby
How do you meet someone? How do you disclose? When do you disclose? Do you disclose at all?
This handy fact sheet from the Well Project answers those questions and more! Read more »

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Posted by Hneedlove, 1 Reply
My advice to someone who just found out that they're positive would be to tell them, don't feel like it's your fault that you made a mistake, and it's your fault and that life is over.

Life is not over. Seek support wherever you can get it, from... Read more »

1 HIV dating tip from HerepesLTR

Posted by HollyIves, 1 Reply
So, you found out your status and now that the smoke has cleared you are ready to get back on the dating scene. Only difference is you have to tread the waters lightly. I recommend that you always carry condoms with you at all times!!! I cannot... Read more »