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Picking Your Nose Worried I Have AIDS

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple reasons:1.The chances his snot actually made it all the way down the spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV)... Read more »

Worried - oraquick strip

Dr BobOnly you can help. It has been becoming extremely difficult for me to carry on. I have sent... Read more »

less worried flight attendant!!

Dear Doctor,Million thanks for your two replies and also for your clarification on the 'Mile'... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...40% meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. When one considers the tsunami of thoughts, feelings and decisions a newly diagnosed HIVer faces, it is easy to see why anxiety is so prevalent. Even those who have been HIV positive for a... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... Read Part Two of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 23, 2010. Fear of an Epidemic Resulting in an Epidemic of Fear: The Worried-Wells Imagine being so frightened of contracting an illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 new HIV/AIDS Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

Umm worried over last night

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...gotta question. Last night I went to a death metal concert where I was moshin quite a bit. Well I accidentally busted a guy's nose while doin it. I saw no blood on my hands, but a minute or so later he touched my shoulder. I had a shirt on so... Read more »

still worried

Posted by redsox34, 1 Reply
...was exposed to her vaginal fluids. i tested neg. at 6 month's. my question is, for the past 5 month's or so i'm having severe nasal drainage, could this be hiv. i read where sinus problems are common if your poz. Read more »

Do I need to be worried??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...performs in adult movies and she says she is tested regularly. within the last 4 days I have developed a scratchy cough and runny nose. I am not sure if that is early signs of HIV or am Ineedlsey worried. This is also the second expeirience I... Read more »