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Safer Sex Guidelines

...small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before they reach orgasm. This isn't true, because HIV can be in the fluid that comes out of the penis...
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what is the effect of long term use of PEPS?

I am Hiv Negative and my boyfriend is positive.since meeting my boyfriend 5 months ago ( june 2009) the condom has broken every month (at least 3 out of 4 times) that we use condoms despite following instructions on proper use of condoms and using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condoms available on the Canadian market is sampled and tested. Unsatisfactory lots are removed from retail sale and follow-up testing is performed to ensure product efficacy.Imported condoms must be accompanied by documenta- tion demonstrating... Read more »

CCR5 Mutation Testing

thebody.com recently released an interview with Jeffrey Laurence, M.D. about the Berlin Patient effectively being cured of HIV. The article was very informative. On one hand it fills those whose lives are touched by HIV with hope that a cure can be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wing-nuts, evolution does indeed exist!)So if you happen to hook up with Delta-32 Boy, you might want to give him a science lesson along with his poke.Finally, hotties in Orange County? Sure, I know some Prince Charmings in that zip code, but... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your negative HIV-antibody 1/O/2 tests at 14 weeks are conclusive, definitive, WOO-HOO-able and excessive! The "lady at the testing site" who encouraged further testing is either trying to drum up business (job security?) by recommending... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after infection with HIV. But most people do not develop symptoms for 10 to 12 years, and a few remain symptom-free for much longer. As with most diseases, early medical care can help prolong a person's life. The Joint United Nations Programme on... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Safe(er) Sex When thinking about "safe" sex, it is important to realize that risk from various sexual practices often falls along a continuum, rather than having a clear safe vs. not safe boundary. Throughout this discussion, we will refer to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...after removing the smaller ring. Put the condom over your partner's erect penis. The condom will be inserted into the rectum along with the penis. After sex, remove the condom before standing up. Twist the large end to keep the semen inside.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...There's no way to tell by looking at them. When the uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...are very tender. I feel exhausted all day and even after 9-10 hours of sleep. I have headaches that come and go but nothing long lasting. I will admit, I have been reading all these HIV stories and possible infections along with various "signs... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...here I was back at the beginning, not knowing how to deal with this new diagnosis. Once I was diagnosed there were weeks of testing, day surgery, bone marrow biopsies, doctors, chemo oncologists, radiation oncologists, even a spinal tap. The... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »