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Massage Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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How Do I Start?

...to wait until you reach specific viral load or CD4 cell levels. It's up to you. Using Complementary and Alternative Therapies Some people believe they have stayed healthier because they use traditional healing practices, massage, acupuncture, herbs, or other therapies. It is difficult to get information on how well these therapies work for HIV disease. Most of them are not studied the same way as western medicines. That doesn't mean they...
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Massage Parlor Trauma

Sorry Dr.Rob for being a pest, I did donate a small sum of 50USD (paltry though for your enormity of work).Receipt No: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.I went to a massage parlor on Sunday and when female masseur did massage with a lotion over my body. She was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Sri,The HIV-acquisition risk from a rub-and-tug (massage plus hand-job) is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. I would suggest you read through the informant in the archives of this forum, paying particular attention to... Read more »

Protected Top/ Chlamydia/ HIV poz bottom

Hello Dr. I was recently dating a guy who turned out to be a maniac. the first two weeks we moved in together, I was diagnosed with chlamydia. I dont know how i got it I have always used condoms, and to my knowledge, I have never seen a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including HIV.If you've had a significant exposure to a partner who is confirmed to be HIV infected, the CDC recommends HIV-antibody testing immediately (baseline), at three months and again at six months. HIV PCR RNA testing is generally not... Read more »

TESTING LIMITATIONS???--I really need answers please Doctor Bob-- WILL DONATE $100.00

Doctor, I have asked you these questions previously but hope you will answer for me as well as others. I had MULTIPLE exposures with ASIAN women here in the United states at massage parlors over the past 3-4 years. My last exposure was september of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would also urge you to seek psychiatric evaluation and treatment to help you confront and conquer your irrational fears of being HIV infected. The psychiatrist could also help manage your anxiety related to this issue and assist you in accepting... Read more »

I need your expert opinion, please!!!

Hello doc,I've spent numerous hours on this website reading various posts. The work you are doing here is outstanding and a great service to society. How can I donate via CC to your foundation?Approximately 2.5 months ago, I recieved an erotic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Johnny,A rub-and-tug (massage with happy ending) is not considered an HIV risk.Symptoms that begin "a couple days" after a potential HIV exposure would not Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...depression in men. The test should be done in the morning. If you are of African or Mediterranean background, you might be tested for low levels of the enzyme G6PD. This could cause severe anemia if you take certain drugs. Vaccinations ... Read more »
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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...realistic. Some are pessimistic. Some providers are comfortable suggesting "complementary and alternative" therapies such as massage, acupuncture, or herbs. Others stick strictly to Western medicine. If you want a lot of emotional support, you... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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When Can I stop testing?

Posted by john00, 2 Replies
...massage(her in me without protectioin). I have also visited a call girl that perofrmed unprotected oral on me multiple times. I have tested since last massage at 7 months EIA negative and by PCR DNA negative. I have also had multiple other... Read more »

I have just found out my husband is HIV +

Posted by jayne, 10 Replies
...down...so changed antibioctics...his lung was drained twice...(pleural effusion), he had lost so much weight almost overnight. They tested him for hiv on Wednesday...he is positive and they said he has aids. I have just had my test and I'm... Read more »

Grad student who just tested positive

Posted by yandus8, 11 Replies
...I'm 24 years old and I just tested positive last week. This was completely unexpected, because my doctor had simply asked if I wanted to check for STDs during a Read more »

Is testing needed, no judgements please

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...activity. From 1994 to 2002 I use to seek out the company of "ladies of the night." You get my drift. Everything from high class, to massage parlors, to street walkers and even a few trips to SE Asia. All sex was hetrosexual. During this span I... Read more »