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Gay boy in Rural Maine needs answer!

Dr. BobI had unprotected anal sex as a top on several occasions with my (at the time) boyfriend. I thought it was cool because we live in rural Maine and, of course, "Aids doesnt exist here". 3 months after we broke up he became...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, it is possible your boyfriend was still in his seroconversion phase at the time of his "mono," and that would account for his negative mono test, as well as his initial negative HIV test and subsequent positive result. Of... Read more »

I bagged it for the main part. Donation out shortly

Dr. BobI had sex with a high risk person protected (condem did not break) and had unprotected insertive oral sex. About two weeks later I had all the symptoms including high fever. I know you say this is extremely low risk but is there really any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why do I say that unprotected insertive oral sex has an extremely low risk for HIV transmission? Well, the primary reason is that unprotected insertive oral sex has an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. That's why!Large clinical... Read more »

KS, Nodules in Main Bronchus, what should I do?

You recently responded to my post titled 'KS, Chemotherapy and CD4-Cells; How much of a hit will my CD4 cells take if I start chemotherapy' Thank you for your response. The update is I had a CT scan and the report says Nodules in Main...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I certainly can understand your frustration, but it seems to me that things are happening as they should be happening. When nodules are seen on CT scan, then it is reasonable that a lung doctor look down there to figure out what they are due to.... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »
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Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »

Living w/HIV in Maine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to move to Southern Maine. Living in NYC, I am currently spoiled by all the services available in NYC. How does Maine rate in terms of services, informed doctors, support organizations, etc.

If anyone has an answer or knows where I can get... Read more »

Anyone in Maine that I can talk to about my HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am really depressed about my HIV and would love to find a positive friend that I can talk to in Maine. Im in South Portland 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 »