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Safer Sex Guidelines

...infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse...
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The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation nipples (one at each sides) and rub my penis with pants on, but however their hands did try to get into my pant and maybe touch my penis for few seconds! Also one of the girls accidentally scratches me with her shoes or fingernails!!! I... Read more »

still waiting

here I'm again,2 days passed no answer,I will repeat the question and will hope for an answer,I had sex with a sex worker,for sure we used the condom but it was too short for my penis (I'm not a italian guy but a balck congolese one) so i guess her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...remained covered, you should be fine. An almost dry cut on your thumb also would not be considered a risk for HIV acquisition if it touched the used condom. If my reassurance is not sufficient for you to completely shake your HIV worries, get a... Read more »

Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post realized why you migh not have answered my question.So I wanted to ask in this manner:Im a straight male, non drug user and the last time I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing but until they see their negative results they are absolute basket cases. Similarly all the folks who have a paper cut and touched a stripper while cheating on their wife or jacked off a closeted gay Republican in an airport restroom on... Read more »

exposure to a scrape on skin

I recently assisted a co-worker with an injury where his arm was badly scraped. I assisted him in applying a Band-Aid to the area. Not knowing his lifestyle or background, I have suddenly become paranoid of HIV. He is effeminate, but not gay. Can...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you had no cuts or scrapes on your hands, then you are safe. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...from person to person through coughing, sneezing or talking by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something -- such as a surface or object -- with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...the animal is healthy. Adults should also assure that children wash their hands after handling a reptile or bird, or after touching its environment. What can a person do to prevent this illness? There is no vaccine to prevent... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...penetration and withdrew after ejaculation. However, I am scared that i might have gotten some vaginal fluid on my hand and touched my penis after removing the condom. I also rubbed the surface of her vagina with my fingers before putting on the... Read more »

Please Stop the Nightmare! HELP!! (very long)

Posted by losangelesman, 2 Replies
...about a week or so to go away. Then I woke up on Aug 30th with some small red sores on my penis, very painful and sensitive to touch. MAJOR PANIC. Went to a skin doctor and he gave me some antibiotic cream and they went away after a few days. ... Read more »

HIV Symtptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I was having mild fever, following the fever in week 2 I was having muscle aches. One day both my hands were on pain n when touched it was hot. After that, incident I normally get light muscle pains on hands and legs. I feel that my lymph node... Read more »

Can I ask a question please?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies We went to a strip bar for the party. There were female dancers there. Anyway, one of them came up to me and basically touched my cheek and neck. That's pretty much it! I know, it's ridiculous, but I'm actually a little worried that I... Read more »