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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...to back up their fear. Most of these stories had to do with how easy it was to get infected with HIV. Most of these are not true. Myths About "Catching" HIV Many people believed that HIV and AIDS could be transmitted by a mosquito bite, by sharing a drinking glass with someone with AIDS, by being around someone with AIDS who was coughing, by hugging or kissing someone with AIDS, and so on. See Fact Sheet 150 for current information on...
Ask the Experts

re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job is very scarce!! "Theoretically" does not mean its ever happened. But it can happen .However .,after the fact .. I think that the 1 in a million...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...difference when the scenario is getting your willy sucked and HIV risk? Remember earlier in the epidemic people were worried about mosquito bites and HIV transmission? theoretically possible? Yes. Ever documented to have happened? No. and yet we... Read more »

Thank you. re Scared straight

Guess am just freaked out about my possible exposure and somehow believe I will be that one in a million who gets hit by lightening.It's only been 4 days since the event and I already have no appetite. Sore muscles Im making myself sick . I hope and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...difference when the scenario is getting your willy sucked and HIV risk? Remember earlier in the epidemic people were worried about mosquito bites and HIV transmission? theoretically possible? Yes. Ever documented to have happened? No. and yet we... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has been abitter debate between us. He won't let go. I need an expert's answer to settle this, once and for all. Please, give me some peace of mind?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives!! Apr 18, 2009 So I have read that you cannot get HIV from a mosquito bite, but here's a NEW question, unlike your usual insect bite q&a. I was at the park for a bday party, amosquito landed on my bare leg and I smacked my hand on top of... Read more »

bed bugs blood... (BEDBUGS, 2011)

Noticing that there is a strong distinctive odor when I've killed a few. I wonder if there is a compound in THEIR blood that could destroy HiV? I ask because they keep on living and living and multiplying here. They dont seem to just die off "from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the flea (so, it would have some blood). There is the possibility of AIDS transmission in this case? Please answer me, I'm so scared about that...thanksResponse from Dr. FrascinoHi,HIV transmission via a squished and then ingested dog flea from a... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person... Read more »
Connect With Others

scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
...start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so I'm alert??? I'm afraid. One test was done to determine if I was infected by someone who didn't follow their drug therapy properly and... Read more »

Afraid to Disclose - HELP!

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
...everyone's encouragement (and accountability) to help me do the right thing and disclose. With a well-meaning heart but running scared, -Gary Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate with any other thing in this life; HIV practically means.... death. People are afraid of getting this... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
...no one to talk to about what is going on, im afraid and really dont want anyone, not even my mother to hug or touch me. I fear that I wasnt able to find somoene to even date before I was positive and now I can officially give up hope on that... Read more »