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Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »

HIV & STD's

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
My boyfriend who is poz was just at a dr appointment today because of a large growing lump they think is cancer in his lungs, and they suggested he also get tested for syphilis. He freaked and left the dr without having the tests for the lump or the... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Looking for a course author on Coping with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I'm looking for someone interested in authoring a course at Suite101's Suite University on Coping with HIV/AIDS. I'm also looking for someone interested in developing and editing a regular-feature topic on HIV/AIDS. Suite101.com is a "People... Read more »

SURVEY:How does social stigma affect your coping?

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Could I get HIV/STD by masturbating ?

Hi Doctor, i know this might sound stupid but im really worried, i have been masturbating for some time now and some of the times i forget to wash my hands. My question is, could i get std/hiv or any virus by fingering my self with my hands dirty or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The answers to all your questions were waiting for you in the archives. The "cucumber" question is analogous to your pickle concerns. And for your bottle worries, check out Heineken-Up-The-Heinie Guy.Dr. BobCucumberAug 14, 2005 Used... Read more »

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

coping

My girlfriend and I have just been diagnosed with HIV. She has been quite sick and lethargic for a month now. My health seems to be ok. However, my mental health is shot. I am having a very hard time coping with the fact that I have cut short a very...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't think you should view it as cutting short your life or hers. With effective treatment available, you are likely to have a very full and productive life.I advise you to go for some counseling with an individual or group that has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Sex Disease Clinics "Cannot Cope"

Hospital specialists are warning of an epidemic in STDs because of chronic under-funding of their clinics across the United Kingdom. Figures for some parts of the nation reveal a doubling in the time it takes to get an appointment for tests. Figures... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Perceived Everyday Racism, Residential Segregation, and HIV Testing Among Patients at a U.S. STD Clinic

"More than one-quarter of HIV-infected people are undiagnosed and therefore unaware of their HIV-positive status. Blacks are disproportionately infected," the study authors explained. While perceived racism influences African Americans' attitudes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Perceived STD-Related Stigma, STD-Related Shame and STD Screening Among a Household Sample of Adolescents

Individuals' perceptions of STD-related stigma (negative societal attitudes toward STD infection) and expectations of STD-related shame (negative personal feelings) that would result from a positive test can be important barriers to STD testing.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »