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Hiv Testing At Planned Parenthood

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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Hi Doctor,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 if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. My concern is that I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the Chipmunks? Hmm. Well, at least it's safer than loads of other party favors passed around at raves.Your concerns about STD/HIV via nitrous oxide balloons is unwarranted. The risk is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. If... Read more »

RE: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Dr. Bob,Thank you much for the prompt reply and comforting words.Really, no chance of catching HIV... Read more »

Inspected, Tested and Dejected

Dr. Frascino, thank you for taking the time to answer some many questions. I know that you have... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

...Family Foundation that challenges stereotypes and breaks down the barriers that may prevent people from talking openly about HIV/AIDS, getting tested, and using protection. People from across the U.S. -- half of whom are living with HIV and half... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Campaign Urges Testing

...the return of the award-winning campaign "GYT: Get Yourself Talking, Get Yourself Tested." Co-sponsored by MTV, CDC, Planned Parenthood, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. GYT encourages young people to start conversations about STDs with partners... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Akron AIDS Collaborative Stresses Prevention, Detection of HIV, AIDS

... Activists looking back at the 15-year history of the Akron AIDS Collaborative (AAC) see a microcosm of the HIV epidemic. The AIDS service organization came into being as the Akron Brother Circle to reach out to African-American men. As Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...States, you can get tested at no charge for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases at state health departments. Planned parenthood also offers free testing . Check out this resource for a comprehensive list of HIV testing sites. Finally,... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
...party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for... Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
...hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for other STD's, negative too. Pap smear was normal. I have not had... Read more »

Taking the test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I want to take the Hiv test should I go to my HMO or to a clinic like Planned Parenthood ? please reply . Read more »

30 day test!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was recently tested for HIV at a Planned Parenthood clinic using the ELISA test (not sure which generation). I tested negative 30 days after my last possible exposure (Basically Read more »