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Is Achy Balls A Sign Of HIV

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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

Adolescent Again, or Just a Case of Blue Balls?

Hi Dr. Frascino -First off I want to say thank you for your answers for all of our questions. Your... Read more »

extreme fatigue and achiness

I have been Hiv + for @ 8-10 yrs, last CD4 count 451, VL undet.<50 for over 2 yrs. I am... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ohio Children's Football League Reverses Decision, Allows HIV-Positive Man to Fill Coaching Position

The governing board of the Ellet Suburban Football League, a children's football league outside of Akron, Ohio, on Thursday overturned an earlier decision that barred an HIV-positive man from being an assistant coach and restored the man to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ohio Children's Football League Bars HIV-Positive Man From Coaching Position

The Ellet Suburban Football League, a children's football league outside of Akron, Ohio, on Sunday announced that it would bar an HIV-positive man from being an assistant coach, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Dan Gable, director of the league... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Austria: Versace, Minnelli Headline Life Ball

At Saturday's 13th annual Life Ball in Vienna, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Donatella Versace, and Heidi Klum were among the revelers gathered to raise AIDS awareness. Organizers hope the event will raise as much as $1.3 million. To kick off the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Austria: Whoopi Goldberg Guest Star at AIDS Charity Life Ball

This year's Life Ball in Vienna is being held on July 17 in conjunction with the 18th International AIDS Conference, which takes place there July 18-23. Organizer Gery Keszler has announced that actress Whoopi Goldberg will be the guest of honor at... Read more »
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Achy Joints from my meds......

Posted by harcase116, 4 Replies
I would like to know what would be the best thing for me to deal with my achy joints, I take Atripla don't have too much side effects from it just the ache joints! I have been taking over the counter pain medicines but it has not help ! Read more »

Signs of HIV

Posted by Jill89, 1 Reply
I have head aches and my gland or lymph nodes always swollen up? It was a year a ago I had sex but are these signs of HIV? Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »