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Is Sharing A Joint Safe

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Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I was really drunk at the time, and did not think anything of it until I started to over think the matter. Do you think I should be concerned or tested? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...current events Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, Larry "I'm Not Gay" Craig, etc., etc., etc. ???? (By the way, sharing a joint will not transmit HIV either.)Dr. Bob Read more »

saliva in blood from sharing a joint (marijuana)

Hello Doctors,I remember about 9 or 10 yearsago smoking a joint with a couple people I did not... 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... Read more »
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...that you're in? There are certain side effects that Bob's dealt with, and some mysterious complications. He's dealt with some joint issues. He has a strange type of knee inflammation of which we've only been able to find six other cases that... Read more »
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NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

...the protease inhibitor class of HIV medicines, which is primarily used to treat drug-resistant HIV infection," according to a joint press release issued by NIH, UNITAID and Medicines Patent Pool. "The NIH Office of Technology Transfer has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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...that health care workers may come into contact with: fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord fluid surrounding bone joints fluid surrounding an unborn baby How well does HIV survive outside the body? Scientists and medical... Read more »
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Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...last month Health Canada, FDA's Canadian counterpart, released a statement urging that "unprocessed human milk should not be shared." The warnings come just weeks after a Montreal mother, Emma Kwasnica, launched a worldwide network via Facebook... Read more »
Connect With Others

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms! Main one that I am concerned about is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- causes swollen lymph nodes (WW favorite!), severe fatigue, joint and muscle pain, memory problems, sore throat - all HIV-like! Some more diseases that doctor suggested are:... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and also the bumps on the very back of the tongue is normal.. its part of the anatomy of a regular tongue.. I also noticed joint pains and muscle aches.. But what I didn't realise at that time was the any person can have joint or muscle pain,... Read more »