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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...diseases. Using your own 'works' is the best protection against potential exposure to HIV if you choose to inject drugs. When people use a sterile syringe each time they inject, they are significantly reducing their risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis. In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange...
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Oral w/cuts

Hello Dr. Frascino! I thoroughly enjoy reading the questions and answers in this forum as they provide me with valuable information in regards to the "situation" I'm currently facing. As others have noted you have quite a unique style of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three-month HIV-antibody test will provide you with a definitive result. The odds remain all in your favor that you did not contract HIV.Regarding your symptoms, you are correct: You no one should attempt to diagnose HIV based on symptoms, as... Read more »

A graduate student seeking hel....transfered $40...ref #8SP0xxxxxxxx

Hello Dr. B,Please please help meI am 27 m from South Asia, doing my graduation here In US, I had protected sex with an escort last week. The whole episode did not last not more then 2-3 min. She gave me oral and then took my penis inside her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The odds are astronomically on your side that you did not contract HIV from this sexperience.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Oral sex with sex worker and a cut lip

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am going nutz thinking about whether I have contracted hiv. To be brief, here is my situation. That night I had a very chapped lips which I pealed this one little area that was most irritating and it bled for a bit until it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...facts:1.Oral sex (cunnilingus) carries an extremely small risk for HIV transmission, even with the "pealed one little area" on your lip.2.Your symptoms are not indicative of or worrisome for HIV ARS. HIV-related symptoms do not begin "a few days"... Read more »

am i in the clear

Dr.Thank you for all your hard work. I greatly appreciate it.Here is my concern. I went to a strip bar and received several dances from 2 strippers. the one i kissed with a tongue kiss for less than a minute and sucked on her nipples again for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...retroviral syndrome (ARS). I would suggest:1.Stop worrying about HIV! The odds are astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from the dynamic duo strippers. If you remain at all worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...question would be..IF and that is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over... Read more »

post to read every day

Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

Do I have a mental disorder from HIV? PLEASE REPLY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...worn panties, with a light yellow stain. I know it was sick and wrong. No matter how much evidence I hear against being able to contract HIV from this, I still worry. It is ABSOLUTELY PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to get HIV from this correct? I have... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when Read more »