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Postpartum Depression And Hiv Risk

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...viral load to go up. Studies have also shown that HIV-positive women with depression are twice as likely to die as those with few or no symptoms of depression. For those women who made contact with a mental health provider, the risk of death was decreased by half. It is important that depression be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible to avoid serious problems. Treatment Options The good news is that depression is very...
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protected and unprotected sex

HiI am in Thailand and am extremely worried, I have had a drunken single encounter with a Ladyboy of unknown HIV status (she claims to have tested in February) and had the following1. Receptive unprotected oral sex without ejaculation2. Received...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...eye (but not on the outside of the eyelid). So in your case, if your sharpshooter buddy was HIV positive and he jizzed your baby blues, there would be a risk. However, that "if" is indeed a big if. PEP is usually reserved for documented... Read more »

Semen on my eyes! (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT 2008)

I hook up with this guy. Sucked him using a condom and when he ejaculated well I allowed him to do it on my face. It was a lot of semen!! I closed my eyes but there was so much cum on my face, tried to clean myself, I open my eyes a bit and I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...eye (but not on the outside of the eyelid). So in your case, if your sharpshooter buddy was HIV positive and he jizzed your baby blues, there would be a risk. However, that "if" is indeed a big if. PEP is usually reserved for documented... Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I did something stupid and was jerking a guy and when he ejaculated, some go in my eyes. I wiped with a tissue and then immediately rinsed with water. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...eye (but not on the outside of the eyelid). So in your case, if your sharpshooter buddy was HIV positive and he jizzed your baby blues, there would be a risk. However, that "if" is indeed a big if. PEP is usually reserved for documented... Read more »

HIV and popper usage

Hello Doctor...and thank you for considering my question. I have recently been using poppers more often. I continue to engage in low(er) risk sexual activity (condoms always, but not for receptive oral sex...and some receptive butt play but always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from Dr. Frascino Hi Elvis, Elvis??? The ELVIS???? You mean all those rumors really were true? You're alive??? Regarding the risk of poppers and HIV meds, the biggest concern would be if you consider baby blue Viagra (or Cialis or Levitra) one of... Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...you have HIV. Is Depression Important? Depression can lead people to miss doses of their medication. It can increase high-risk behaviors that transmit HIV infection to others. Depression might cause some latent viral infections to become... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bleeding was present, yet I instantly panicked. Upon discussing it with the guy, he shared some concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV... Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You. Read more »