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Probability Of Getting HIV From Smoking After Someone

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Stopped in to smoke a cigar and ended up getting mine smoked

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a long time fan of you and this site. Thanks for everything you do. Just made a $100 donation. I stopped in at our local cigar shop near closing time, picked out one of my favorites ended up getting a unprotected BJ from the young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...toothy sucker, for instance) or concurrent STDs, which could increase the odds.As for comparing the statistical risks of getting HIV from unprotected sex and the risk of getting a false-positive OraQuick, unfortunately that would be comparing... Read more »

Marijuana smoking and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr Bob, I have e-mailed you before and I have never gotten a response. I know you get a million questions a day, but could you please help answer mine. I am a regular marijuana smoker who is about to get my 3 month antibody test done in 3 weeks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...previous questions, because I've already answered many very similar questions and those responses are readily available in the archives. I'll post a sampling below. So rather than sparking doobie after doobie, have a look at the archives.Dr.... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have recently Read more »

Smoking

Could you post or repost the article on smoking ! It was not there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the early years of the epidemic, many people with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably would not... Read more »
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...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

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