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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Warn South African HIV Vaccine Trial Volunteers About Possible Increased Risk of HIV

HIV/AIDS researchers in South Africa on Tuesday began warning 801 volunteers who participated in a trial of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine about a possible increased risk of HIV, the Washington Post reports (Timberg, Washington Post , 10/25).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Help for the At-Risk; Volunteers Fight HIV With Free Needles, Condoms

Throughout a recent Monday evening, a slow trickle of drug addicts and prostitutes stopped by an unmarked white van parked on Knickerbocker Ave. in Bushwick to get drug needles and condoms. Iris, a 28-year-old Manhattan escort, relapsed heroin... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Southern Tier AIDS Program of New York

Quick Facts About The Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) was founded in 1984 by a group of volunteers. Volunteerism remains central to STAP's existence: In 2010, 625 people donated more than 12,000 hours of their time to the organization. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Exposure to HEPC/HIV Please help a healthcare volunteer .. 5th time trying! Have stopped volunteering and feel miserable abt it!!!!

I work as a volunteer at the VA( first time dealing with blood). Today after I centrifuged some blood from an old black male(HepC positive/unknown HIV) I was putting the plasma into cryovials. I splashed a drop on my face.I know I did because I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Your "tiny bumps" would not be a significant risk factor.PEP is not warranted. Routine testing for a possible occupational exposure is the most that would be... Read more »

HIV+ volunteer caregiver--am I at risk?

Hi. I am HIV positive and considering volunteering to assist other HIV patients at the advanced stage of the disease. My concern is what is the risk to me of getting infected with HIV/AIDs related infections from the patients especially TB?. What...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think that is an admirable thing to do. Most HIV-associated problems are not contagious from one HIV+ person to another. The big exception to this is TB, since HIV- people get infected with TB all the time. I think you should not volunteer in a... Read more »

HIV/STD risk from handjob during massage "URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hello DOC,I went to a massage parlour in thailand.I recieved a handjob from the masseuse using the massage oil. I only kissed her neck gently during the handjob.I am worried sick that if she was HIV positive I could acquire HIV or any other STD....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Even if she were HIV+ you would have <b>absolutely no risk</b> from HIV.You would only be at risk for HIV/STDs if your naked bodies (speaking about genitals here) were rubbing vigorously against each other. This... Read more »

massage, scratch, hiv risk - 40 dollar donation will be made

Doctor,Please help me. The other day I went for a massage. THe massage was "sensual" although no sex (hand job, oral or intercourse of an kind occured). When I went I was getting massaged, I noticed several scratchs on the side of my leg....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. Your rub-a-dub-dub at the "naughty" place did not put you at risk for HIV acquisition. I see no cause for worry or HIV testing.Be well. Happy Holidays!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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NEW HIV DRAMA / DOCUMENTARY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

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A new drama / documentary film drama about a young heterosexual man living with HIV.

We have been trying to get this film made for the last two years - Having failed to get major funding, we have decided to shoot it anyway. We are looking for... Read more »

DRAMA / DOCUMENTARY ON HIV LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Posted by Anonymous
A new drama / documentary film drama about a young heterosexual man living with HIV.

We have been trying to get this film made for the last two years - Having failed to get major funding, we have decided to shoot it anyway. We are looking for... Read more »

FEATURE FILM ABOUT HIV - LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Posted by Anonymous
A new drama / documentary film drama about a young heterosexual man living with HIV.

We have been trying to get this film made for the last two years - Having failed to get major funding, we have decided to shoot it anyway. We are looking for... Read more »

NEW HIV DRAMA / DOCUMENTARY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Posted by Anonymous
A new drama / documentary film drama about a young heterosexual man living with HIV.

We have been trying to get this film made for the last two years - Having failed to get major funding, we have decided to shoot it anyway. We are looking for... Read more »