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Making Decisions About Therapies

This type of decision-making process can be applied to any kind of therapy approach, be it pharmaceutical drugs, complementary therapy or alternative systems of healing. Participating as a full partner in your treatment decisions offers many benefits, but it also takes effort on your part. The likelihood of benefiting from therapy increases and the likelihood of experiencing serious side effects from therapy decreases when you're involved in...
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Vitamin D Makes You Sleepy?

I'm aware of the risk of low vitamin D levels with HIV. My levels are borderline normal (on the lower side). Over the last couple of years, I've tried adding vitamin D3 each day - inevitably, after day 2, what happens is I get really,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not observed nor heard of any connection between vitamin D supplements and increased fatigue/sleeping. If any reader is aware of a reference or has personal experience with this please post. KH... Read more »

Re. History in the making...A suggestion for your website.

Dr.BobThank you, Please help me if possible.It's been three months since the incident, which I perceive as a risk. Got tested via Oraquick Advance oral swab rapid test at 10.5, 13.5 and 14 weeks, all negative. I also went to local parish health...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Father and Husband,So much worry for such little risk???!!!???? There is no doubt you have a significant medical problem, but it definitely is not HIV! Your post demonstrates considerable anxiety and depression, both very real medical... Read more »

Postpep testing is making me mad!

I had a high risk exposure engaging in anal sex with 2 positive guys on May 16th. I was drunk and have been cursing myself every single day. I didnt know thier status so it also makes me feel cheated and put at threat but I have only myself to blame...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The recommendation for post-PEP HIV-antibody testing are four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure (not the date of last PEP dose).Any negative test is encouraging, but you'll still need to follow the post-PEP... Read more »

Nut in the making, help me get over this!

Dr.Bob, Here we go, I need a correct answer and I know you are the person to get it from:) In 2001, after a high risk exposure, I took a home access test. I called and the results said negative. In 2003 I had a test at the Dr. that was non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll be brief. Your negative HIV tests taken outside the window period are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Stop worrying about anecdotal reports found on the Web. Your understanding of the effect... Read more »
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making out?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
should a person test if hey ONLY made out? Help..I don't know if this is a risk. One couple, male+ female- passed HIV thru kissing. It's documented in the CDC site. Does this then prove that kissing is risky? I thought I could atleast get away... Read more »

Making out

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can you get HIV from making out or agressively kissing another person?

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Making out with ladyboy

Posted by hans111, 3 Replies
Making out with ladyboy
Hi,
so yesterday I was making out the first with a ladyboy friend of mine after having been friends without any benefits for several months.
We didn't use a condom but there was no intercourse involved. What we did was kissing,... Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop... Read more »