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Pool Water Scared I Have HIV

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What's the trick to getting your attention? Begging doesn't seem to work.

Whatever it is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me and i'll make it happen. i have asked lots of questions before but you never ppick me. its like high school all over again :( On friday night i went to a club. Due to stupid vanity i didn't wear my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of fresh HIV-tainted blood entered your non-intact skin (hangnails).If my reassurance is not sufficient for you to shake your fears, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. It will undoubtedly be negative, but if getting the test... Read more »

HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine... Read more »

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... Read more »
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MyFabulousDisease.com

Dueling Videos: Oprah in 1987 and AIDS Activism in 2010

...reports of the death toll, the suicides of people with HIV, and even the deterioration and death of Rock Hudson . But nothing frightened me more than an episode of Oprah Winfrey , when she visited a West Virginia town living in hysteria over... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in... 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 »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...white male, Sub-Saharan Africa, never tested. 5 1/2 months ago I visited a brothel and paid for sex with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins - about 10min was spent fingering - remainder having protected vaginal intercourse.... Read more »

I am sooo sad today

Posted by Mix, 10 Replies
I knew that one day I would have to start the meds but I never thought it would be so soon. Went for my lab results today and my doctor dropped the bombshell. My CD4 count has dropped drastically (from 380 to 219 ) and i have to start my meds A.S.P.... Read more »

Hot Tubs

Posted by nez, 3 Replies
...there alone and now I am scared that I could have put myself at risk again. I asked the owners of the Hot Tubs if I could get HIV from being in there, they said " The Hot water would Kill Hiv" and "sit on a towel in the sauna". Now I am scared... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dr. here in small town Canada is brutal. He tells me to test every month for 11 months??. I tested once and am consumed with fear. I cannot be the father I was, because when I look at my baby I fear I am infected and will not be there for her. I... Read more »