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Im 13 and scared that I may have caught HIV !

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am a 13 year old girl, and I am very scared. I found out that I guy I am with has slept with a girl with AIDS. I have never had sex with him, but I have given him a blow job. I am really scared now that I may have goten HIV, and I dont know... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after... Read more »

Can HIV be caught by inhaling it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch HIV by inhaling the vapours of bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids? Can the smell of such fluids be absorbed by the linings of the nose and cause HIV infection? I understand that the nose is a mucus membrane and so... Read more »

I think I might have caught HIV 2 months ago.

Posted by lilywhite, 2 Replies
So, I'm a 32 year old woman and I think I might have caught HIV, but I also think I'm not thinking very clearly and I'm so scared I wake up shaking. I'm going next week to get tested.

Here is what happened. In September I broke up with my boyfriend,... Read more »

Caught on Tape....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
yesterday, my aids case manager,another council chairman for the organization, and my wife & I, Taped a segment for a local cable TV station here where we Live. The reporter was quite impressed, and even asked us to come talk to another large... Read more »
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What is the risk that I caught HIV through a crackpipe?

I have never smoked crack before but one night, when I was very depressed, I was looking for cocaine and could only find crack and shared a pipe or two. I didn't have any open cuts in the beginning or end of the night, but when I woke up, I saw...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is little risk (but not zero) that you contracted the virus by sharing a crack pipe. <a href=" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q123812.html?ic=2003" target=_new>Here</a> is a link to a previous post about this... Read more »

Is it possible that I caught new strain of HIV from Singapore and it's undetectable?

Dr. Bob - I have been reading the forum for the longtime and I really need your help. This is my third time posting the question. Here's is the brief history of my troubles. I visited the Singapore in March of 2008 and for the first time in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms do not "point to HIV." In fact, they are much more consistent with stress and anxiety than HIV.Your negative five-week HIV-antibody test coupled with your undetectable HIV viral load test at five weeks makes it... Read more »

Afraid i caught new strain!!

Dr. Bob,Thanks for taking my question! First off i'd like to say good job on handling the "village idiot" i'm sure he was smacking himself after he read your response, what he accused you of was ridiculous.That being said im sure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Let me first answer your specific questions:1.No.2.Yes, the test would be conclusive.3.No.4.Yes.Now, jumping back to your other concerns, your symptoms are consistent with anxiety, not HIV. The spots on your skin are not consistent with advanced... Read more »

Cancer causing Hiv to be "un-caught" ?

I am all but sure my partner was positive and not on meds , I went through ARS perfect storm of symptoms , except that the rash on my head (The one with the brain --? ) did not appear until 5 weeks later, lasting some 4-5 weeks .The exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your 11 negative rapid HIV-1/2 blood tests, five negative rapid HIV-1 blood tests, three undetectable HIV PCR RNA quantitative assays, two undetectable HIV PCR DNA qualitative assays out to 45 weeks from your 15-second blow job are definitive,... Read more »
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TheBodyPRO.com

Black MSM Caught in HIV's Net by Complex Web of Factors

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., but the causes of and solutions to this disparity defy easy definition, according to an oral presentation at the inaugural... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Conversations From AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project .They... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Trekking With AIDS, Part 3 -- a Special Report

On Wednesday, June 28, 2000 -- the twelfth anniversary of her HIV diagnosis -- Dawn Averitt (center) and her companions Scott Averitt (left) and Brad Bridge (right) walked home to Georgia, having hiked the whole... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates, African-American Political Leaders React to Bush Pledge to Fight HIV/AIDS Among Blacks With Surprise, Skepticism

AIDS advocates and African-American political leaders have reacted to President Bush's pledge to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks with "surprise and some skepticism," the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle , 2/4). Bush... Read more »