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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Sharing A Joint

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by: having sex with an infected person; sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected; being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman. Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a way...
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Please Doctor! I am sure Hep C has affected tests.

What exactly is Acute Hep C, because I am pretty confident that is what I had that made me so sick after my snorting incident. This would also account for the weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, extreme nausea, I felt like I was dying for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comfortable, I NEED HELP PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE ANOTHER REQUEST, Mark.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello Mark,The HIV-acquisition risk from sharing a straw to snort drugs is very low.A negative HIV test 13 weeks after your snorting episode would be... Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that infectious HIV can survive in used syringes for a month or more. That's why people who inject drugs should never reuse or share syringes, water, or drug preparation equipment. This includes needles or syringes used to inject illegal drugs... Read more »

So anxious please help?? posted once before (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hi Doctor. I can see you are really the person to ask about hiv you seem to know everything. Im very concerned as I was promiscuous at university. I gave several men blow jobs without knowing status. I did not allow any to ejaculate in mouth. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ONLY course of action.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Thank you for your kind comments, for taking the time to write back and for sharing your experience with the readers of this forum. Hopefully your true-life testimonial of "what you don't know... Read more »

Listen to Dr Bob he knows

Dear Dr BobI just want to give you a big Whoooo freaking hoooo. Back in May I did something stupid I got blind drunk and had unprotected anal sex with a man. I was on top and the act didn't last long until I realised what I was doing. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story and newfound insights! Don't forget to "pay it forward." That means take what you learned from your experience here Read more »
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A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...Ground Zeros of the epidemic in the '80s. When I joined the group up here in the Bay Area, Bob was already doing the lion's share of the HIV work at this clinic. But he was primarily interested in doing more of the outpatient work, so he welcomed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? If you choose to share sex toys with your partner, such as dildos or vibrators, each partner should use a new condom on the sex toy; and ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the mouth to test for HIV, that HIV can be transmitted to other people through saliva, spit and/or oral mucosa via kissing, sharing utensils, or sharing glasses. This is not true. For more information, see this website's section on How HIV is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...risk of becoming infected with HIV is from sharing needles to inject drugs with someone who is infected with HIV. When you share needles, there is a very high probability that someone else's blood will be injected into your bloodstream.... Read more »
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Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »

Tested poz early this month

Posted by thevillebear, 7 Replies
...my diagnosis she let me know that while my life will be more complicated from here on out, the treatments have really come a long way and with proper treatment there is no reason why I shouldnt remain healthy. I am going to schedule an... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »

3 months according to NY State Nurses Assoc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you to visit the site. How Has Our Understanding of the Window Period Changed Over the Years? Early in the epidemic, our testing methods were not as sensitive as they are today. Doctors and public health officials wanted to make sure that... Read more »