Hiv Risks At Nail Salon

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Hey Dr Bob! Let me just start by saying hottie-to-trottie!!!lol too bad your gay! Now that I have your attention. I have a question that my family doctor calls anxiety driven, but I just feel like I want to be certain. My situation is that I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"OK, now that I read it, I see my doctor's point." Me too!Your IgG levels are normal; therefore, you do not have CVID by definition. (HIV wouldn't change this!)Your negative HIV-antibody test results are definitive and conclusive. No further HIV... Read more »

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Hello Dr. J. I hope you can help me. I go for facials to try to keep my face well kept. I had a... Read more »
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...(tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression ... Read more »
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...virus. FTC is very well tolerated. Early clinical trials reported an infrequent association with discoloration of the skin and nails, but this has not been a toxicity associated with the use of the combination "Atripla" nor Truvada to any... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but Read more »


Posted by mollyshurtmen, 2 Replies
...hi. today i got my n ails done at a nail salon and i noticed the lady that was doing my nails had fingers that were bleeding. the blood got on my skin and i'm unsure Read more »

Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I've read numerous articles on the risks of being infected with HIV and other serious diseases like hepatitis from nail salons. While there has never been a confirmed case of transmission this way and it's thought of as being an extremely low - Read more »

Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail? I've had a tetanus shot recently. Thanks! Read more »
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