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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Getting A Tattoo

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Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic to your practice. Being a fellow scientist, I respect your wisdom. With that said, I have a few questions pertaining to my tat (my first and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Fellow Scientist,Actually your question doesn't require much in the way of science, but rather just common-sense logic! I have to side with your wife on this issue. Your fears are illogical (and irrational). You essentially answered your... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »

Reducing Risks of Contraction when with a h.i.v.+ female

I understand that my being a h.i.v. negative male with an h.i.v. postitive female is much better of not being infected than the other way around. I also understand that if you expose yourself to less fluids and blood and the like you have a less...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Poor nutrition, excessive stress, chronic or recurrent infections, certain medications, I.V. drug abuse, and general poor health can all depress our immune system.Supplements, tea, alternative therapies, and the like do not "boost"... Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... 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 »

Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,
I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't ask don't tell policy (since I... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »