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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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$30 drunkin' debauchery Q&A

Ok doc I need you help. I'm so glad that I found this website and found you!! Good karma to you!Here it goes...First off, I am female.. The other night while VERY drunk, I went to use a public restroom facility. I was wearing open sandals at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the planet long ago.Stop worrying. Also Read more »

Please help me (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

Yesterday I had to pee really badly. I was at a coffee shop. the person before me did not flush the toilet as there was fesces in there.so, i flushed the toilet but one small tiny piece of fesces came back up. I did pee anyhow because I had to badly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bleeding wound via backsplash or whatever would be so remote as to be essentially nonexistent. We have been closely monitoring the HIV/AIDS pandemic for 25 years and there has never been a case of HIV transmission via this route.It's certainly... Read more »

A REAL Donation! (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER, 2009)

I'm actually going to make a real donation and not just claim to. I will donate $40 for a simple Q&A.I recently had to use a public restroom at a park. DISGUSTING to say the least! I didn't sit on the toilet, I popped a squat and peed. As I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...porta-potty, you aren't at risk for contracting the virus there, OK? (See below.)Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Be well. Stop worrying!Dr. BobArchive was faster (BACKSPLASH, TOILET... Read more »

Is a club really just a club?! Super donation to super questions!!

Here's my situation, Dr. I'm turning 26 this week, and I used to have a wonderful lively life, but for the past 2 years I have had EXTREME HIV anxiety/fear! I have gone so far as to train myself to not use public restrooms..unless desperate! So my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission in the archives of this forum. Many of the issues you raise such as transmission via sweat, spit, nail scratch, public restrooms, etc., are discussed at length.I would also suggest you openly discuss your fears with your fianc and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

...Association adopted new guidelines to help doctors counsel pregnant women about donating their babies' umbilical cord blood to public cord blood banks. "Umbilical cord blood stem cells are useful for some therapeutic purposes and as a potential... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
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blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming the person was hiv+) and then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
...Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

Kinky fetish night has me worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the mouth is filled with mucuous membranes, so some of the liquid may have dripped off my tongue onto my gums and cheek. Would hiv infected blood survive in the cold weather outside. The wiped toilet paper was still there, so I took it out of the... Read more »