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Pubic Hair Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...breakthrough, foolproof, suppressed treatments, or secret ingredients . These words are often used to make you think that a treatment is valuable even though there may be no proof that it works. The treatment was discovered and tested in another country , or is only available outside the US . Certainly, valuable treatments are developed and tested in other countries. However, many other countries permit health claims without the kinds of...
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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

One eyed pirate

dear doctor Bob,I would like to ask if i should be worried and if i need to test.I went out with some friends at a restaurant and went to wash my hand at the restroom before eating,while i was about to wash my hands i pressed the soap dispenser and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not unless you decided to have unsafe sex with the hottie washing up at the sink next to you.3.No, because I do not feel HIV testing is warranted. If it were warranted, yes, you would have to wait until the three-month mark for a definitive... Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really worried cause my GP says that abstinence is the only way to truly prevent HIV transmission because he says HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi James and Jeneane,Your GP told you "HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair and therefore into the interior of the condom where it could then enter any breaks in the skin or possible the urethra and that Read more »

Hey Doc Please Answer

Hi, I am 18 Years Old, I am going to college thinking about taking masters on either engineering or architecture. So honestly i want to my live life the right way. Well I was facing some stress and depression recently, with family and friends. So i...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...states on the webpage you used to pose your question:"Worried if you are infected? This forum is for those who have already tested positive and are interested in finding out about treatment. So if you are HIV negative or unsure of your status,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...moreinformation on HIV, go to the section on TWP website called HIV: TheBasics . Pubic Lice ("Crabs") Pubic lice live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted by skin-to-skincontact. They can also be spread through infected clothes and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

...projects in Uganda with African hair. It works on fine hair. It works on gray hair. One thing is that people ask can we use pubic hair for these measurements. And we don't' think that those are going to be useful because hair in those areas... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
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DONT SHAVE PUBES

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the abrased skin are an entry way for hiv...it is now proven Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by ann666, 1 Reply
...hadn't had time to pick her things up. We went to bed, I gave him oral unprotected an notices a sore near the border of his pubic hair way up top. He said it was just a scratch he got. I told him I was no longer in the mood to have sex, he kept... Read more »

Infection vs anxiety and test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had a low/medium risk encounter (had proctected sex, but during foreplay my penis touched her pubic hair, and had oral sex unprotected for small time). since then i exprienced tyrhoid inflamattion (difficulty to breath), light abdominal Read more »

folliculitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thing on my leg scares me. It's not a bug bite.... I don't know what it is, and I know folliculitis can be linked with HIV. I tested, but am still worried. Read more »