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Is Achy Balls A Symptom 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 »

Magic eight ball

Doc, I had an exposure a few months ago with unprotected oral sex from a girl. She burshed her... Read more »

Dr. Bob, do I have a snow ball chance in hell?

2 min unprotected sex with a girl. Not sure of her status. Shes 20. I got scared and stopped. 4... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: World Cup Final Ball Raises $74,000 in Auction

A soccer ball used during the World Cup final match between Spain and the Netherlands fetched $74,000 in an eBay online auction Friday, and the money will help fight HIV/AIDS. Spain beat the Dutch 1-0 on July 11 in Johannesburg to win its first... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

House/Ball Culture and Adolescent African-American Transgender Persons and Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Synthesis of the Literature

Young men of color who have sex with men (YMSM of color) and transgender individuals have been severely impacted by the US HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the United States, "houses" and "balls" have historically been a primary meeting ground for YMSM of... 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 »

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 »

stds from having your balls sucked/licked?

Posted by team1, 5 Replies
obviously in everything there is a chance? but is there a great chance of getting any STDs from getting your balls and shaft (not the head of the penis though) sucked??

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ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can ARS symptoms last more than a week or two? Could it go on for a few months? I've been having muscle aches, night sweats and swollen glands for the past few months but I haven't gotten to courage to go for a test yet. Unfortunately back in... Read more »