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HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our bodyand allows us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain andthe spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists...
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Does being a homosexual increase one's risks of contracting AIDS?

I asked such a similar question before, but I do not know if it was ever answered, so I'm asking again, forgive me. I'm doing a project on AIDS for my high school anatomy class, and I've been getting mixed messages about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is a common myth that HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. However, the reality is that anyone, gay or straight, black or white, male or female, intelligent or Republican, can acquire HIV/AIDS. The AIDS virus is transmitted through unsafe sex,... Read more »

Risk of contracting HIV

What is the most current statistic for risk of contracting HIV through receipt of donated blood and/or blood products?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
My most recent answer is 1:1,000,000. But to make sure, contact the American Red Cross. They get this question all the time.... Read more »

giving first aid, is there a risk of contracting HIV?

Many people I know won't give frst aid because they're afraid of HIV. Is there really a risk? Have there been any cases contracted this way?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When first aiders use universal precautions (that is, treating all blood as if it is infectious and always using a barrier when blood is present), first aid is very safe. To date, there are no confirmed cases of HIV infection among paramedics,... Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. Sorry to hear about your XMRV diagnosis, but perhaps it helps explain some of your symptoms. We still have much to learn about XMRV.Regarding your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Risk from small volume blood ingestion

Posted by RJT, 2 Replies
Hello. I noticed some blood smeared on my finger whilst eating in a cafe on a shopping trip. I had been picking my lips so assumed it was that and licked it off to see if there was a cut underneath. However there was no cut to my finger and I... Read more »