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Molluscum

...irritation. Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Because the virus that causes molluscum is so common, it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to scratch the lesions or to cut them while shaving. Some health care providers think that using an...
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We (my daughter and I) just donated and it felt Wonderful!!

Dear Dr. Bob, We (my daughter and I) just made a donation to your Foundation and it feels good. I hope $50.00 can touch somebody's life in a good way. Maybe you can help me understand something. My daughter went to a restaurant and she ordered R&R...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. I can assure you that your one gift will touch many lives in desperate need. For instance, it only costs 85 cents to provide antiretroviral drugs to an... Read more »

anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it starts to itch. One day I found out that one of my co workers was HIV positive and that I might have touched her blood the day her nose wouldn't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body.As for your anal itch, I'd suggest you see a dermatologist. There are a number of possible causes ranging from dry skin to a fungal infection to crabs to hemorrhoids. Treatment is readily available once the cause is diagnosed. So stop... Read more »

They Say 3 Times is a Charm - I promise to not EAT up all your time

Dr. Bob, I couldnt find the word for what was happening with my leg and it finally came to me. -- Ooozing meaning draining -- Drainage from the spot on my leg where they remove the skin tag. I just wanted to give you all the right information so you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Michael,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Once again your worries are unwarranted. Continue to work with your therapist to confront and conquer your HIV-related fears.Thanks for your ongoing support of The Robert James... Read more »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a massage, erotic in nature though no oral, anal or vaginal sex occured. The massage was for the most part uneventful. I glanced at the women's hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tommy,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...sources of sterile syringes, such as pharmacies. It is important to know that sharing a needle or syringe for any use, including skin popping and injecting steroids, can put one at risk for HIV and other blood-borne infections. For more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... 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 »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I picked up a guy last night in the bar and I am male. We went back to my place. One thing led to another and his penis was rubbing between my butt cheeks from behind me and he ejaculated there and some flew up on my back, too and ejaculate oozed... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

question for jackie

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...read is too much. Everyone needs to listen to your common sense posts. I still worry a little even now, when my little boy scratches himself, but I guess it is ok. Thanks goes to Gregg as well. Read more »