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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very Read more »

Re: Blood Electrification Question (ROBERT BECK) (BLOOD ELECTRIFICATION) Aug 11, 2008

DR. Frascino, M.D. Really? Are you an actual medical doctor? I just happened on this thread, read your responses and would only surmise that, well, this just proves that there are ignorant and hateful people in every profession. And medical doctors...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasion even play one on TV too!).I can only assume you disagree and were displeased with my comments about the quackiness of blood electrification and Robert Beck. That's fine with me. You can believe whatever claptrap, poppycock and codswallop... Read more »

Blood Electrification - one more time (BLOOD ELECTRIFICATION) (CONSPIRACY THEORY REGARDING THE CURE)

I am not sure why you haven't heard about this and I am not sure why you don't pursue it. It is certainly being pursued here in Australia and in Europe. Following the March 1991 AIDS conference, at which Dr Kaali described what would become his 1992...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everyone else in the world would hear about it. The profits and prestige would be astronomical.So go ahead and electrify your blood with a zapper if you wish. Maybe you could stick your fingers into a wall socket for an extra jolt! But please... Read more »

Blood Donation? (BLOOD DONATION)

Dear Dr. Bob:First, I want to comment on the recent post about you being an inconsiderate fraud. That person, truly does owe you a major apology. You're one of the nicest people via the internet, that I've ever met. You deserve a grammy award for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Vampire,A Grammy Award??? Would that be in the new "Cyber Sexpert" category?As for blood donations, the policy banning anyone who has had man-to-man sex makes no sense medically or scientifically. (See below.)I would Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...Line For More Information Did You Just Learn That You're HIV-Positive? It can be very scary to learn that your HIV blood test came back positive, but it's not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain you should contact your health care provider. Your health care... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Adherence

...can't kill the virus, but they can almost stop it from multiplying. A "viral load" test measures the amount of virus in your blood. If you take ARVs, the amount of virus in your blood should go down. If your viral load is very low, you probably... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and between the two of them managed a concussion, a broken nose, broken ribs, a broken ankle, a broken cheekbone,... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

questionable blood banks testing

Posted by Anonymous
...I would like to share my recent experience with giving blood to a blood bank and the nightmare it put me through. I am in my later 40's, married female who never participated in unsafe Read more »

blood on fingers?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...put his fingers insdie of me. Earlier in the night he was wrestling (oh the great ideas you get when you're drunk) and got a bloody nose. I am sure blood got on his hands, and I don't remember seeing him wash his hands. I didn't think about this... Read more »