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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Customers at Adult Cinemas in Ivory Coast Getting Lessons on AIDS Prevention

The Super Mini Cinema was playing its usual fare, pornographic French videos, in the Ivory Coast town of Daloa one evening when word started to spread to a packed open-air bar across the street. The reason? Someone was giving the cinema clientele a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Down East AIDS Network Gets Grant for Prevention Projects

The nonprofit philanthropic MAC AIDS Fund last week awarded a $25,000 grant to the Down East AIDS Network to help support HIV/AIDS services and target prevention information to youths. DEAN has offices in Ellsworth and Machias and was founded in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Ocean County Board of Health Gets $92,000 State Grant to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The state government of New Jersey recently awarded $92,000 to the Ocean County Board of Health for HIV/AIDS prevention in fiscal year 2013. According to Leslie D. Terjesen, the county's Board of Health spokesperson, the funds will be used for the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

do hiv tests prevent you getting life insurance?

l have recently had a hiv test done only to be told by a friend that, even if negative this still prevents you being eligable for life insurance. ls this true cause lm now quite worried?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
No.... Read more »

Hello Italian Stallion...Trying to preventing other innocent people from getting infected

Hi Dr. Robert Franscino. First off I'd like to say that your are truley an angel sent from heaven! You don't know how many lives you touch. I know you have a zillion emails but I desperately need your help. Here's my situation, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Sleepless in L.A.,You pretty much already "know" you have HIV??? Hmmm . . . . Sleepless, do you know how many times a day folks tell me that? No, of course you don't, because you would have no way of knowing. Right? Well, same... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Get Tested

Dr. Bob: Hello from Kansas. I've written before about some of the questions from your readers. I have to say the majority of people have legitimate questions/concerns. I wonder how many of your readers have been educated about sex vis a vie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lindsey,The questioners who write in with little or no scientific knowledge about STDs, STD prevention, HIV transmission, etc. are usually easy to spot and chances are they were either home schooled or a victim of abstinence-only sex education.... Read more »

low load, no drugs, getting aids

I am dating someone that is positive and has been for a 10 years. He has a low viral count and due to this, is not taking any drug treatment. Is this normal? He also said since it is so low, it is due to maybe getting it from someone on drug...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Some HIV+s do have low viral loads without treatment -- they're lucky, but unusual. It is not due to his getting it from someone who was treated, it is due to the interaction of the strain of HIV he got with his immune system. He may have... Read more »
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4 months, getting nervous

Posted by eddie14, 1 Reply
well, it has been 4 months since my exposure. The exposure has been called "little to no risk" by the CDC, as well as two other "experts" I had an encounter with an escort that included unprotected oral sex, (she sucked me) and protected vaginal... Read more »

AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Fear of getting tested...

Posted by TheFix, 7 Replies
I know I should get tested (I've just learned that a guy I had sex with about 10 months is positive)....but I simply cannot do it. I am mentally disturbed at the moment...I feel so fragile and I wouldn't be able to confront the test and its result.

I... Read more »