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Rave Rumors And Hiv

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Hiv at a rave? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2011) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2011)

Hello about 3 weeks ago I went to a rave in New York City. I took MDMA and was on my own. I never heard about any needle stick rumors prior to this night. At one point in the night I remembered someone brushing against my arm where my skin was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Question: "Is my concern legitimate, or am I just paranoid?"Answer: Paranoid. Absolutely, positively loony tunes. I agree with your doctor. You're a fluffernutter. So relax, Max. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. See link... Read more »


Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave... Read more »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Change and Rumors of Change

In nearly every corner of the globe, HIV treatment advocates are working for people living with HIV/AIDS, helping them to get the care they need and the respect they deserve; helping them to get the most out of whatever medications are available; to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV-positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian State to Resume Polio Vaccination After 8-Month Boycott Due to Rumors of HIV Contamination

The northern Nigerian state of Kano said on Tuesday that it would end its eight-month boycott of polio vaccinations after tests showed that the vaccines were not contaminated with HIV, Reuters reports (Reuters, 7/19). The state had stopped its... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Rumor Control: Can I Contract HIV From an Experimental AIDS Vaccine?

Absolutely not. Here's how vaccines work: They help train our bodies to ward off diseases. They trick the body into thinking it already has an illness. This triggers the immune system to build an army of defenders, called antibodies, to attack the... Read more »
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Conversion rumor

Posted by Arch, 1 Reply
I was told this by a nurse. Bigger people take longer to convert to HIV positive than samller people. I dunno if this is true or not. But I am tall and thin (6-4, 170). So I dunno if my size would affect it. I tested negative at 4 and 8 weeks, so... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS there a strain of airborne HIV going around ? I heard this on a after midnight talk show and am freaking out. Whats is up with this new so called "flu" going around also here lately ? One of my friends told me his doctor called it a airborne... Read more »

Talk Radio Rumors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last night I was listening to a pre-recorded (11-20-98) broadcast of a radio talk-show program conducted by a man called Art Bell. I don't know what station(s) he's heard on but it appears to be a nationwide program. While I was waiting for an... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »