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HIV Testing 101

...people are estimated to be living with HIV without even knowing it. That's why it's so important for everybody to get tested regularly for HIV, if they have sex or use injection drugs. It's completely normal to get nervous, scared or even a little paranoid when you think you've put yourself at risk for HIV. An HIV test -- taken at least six weeks after the risky event -- can answer that question. Approved HIV tests are extremely...
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OK ,, I THINK A LITTLE OF YOU RUBBED OFF ON ME -- READ ON

Dr. Bob, I have one last question. And a good deed well done -- hopefully with your blessing. We will hang at the Academy Awards, SAG's ,, Grammy's and Oscars if you like.. I will give you an invitation. Just watch and see. Now on with my concern. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Phil,Once again your fears are completely unwarranted and your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. ("No way. No how.") HIV is a fragile retrovirus Read more »

blood in nail

I went to test adipose in my blood at a local clinic.After coming out I saw no blood im my hand but 4-5 hours after that I noticed redness like dried blood in my long nail.Then I was scared about hiv if I rubbed eyes or picked nose from that.I fear...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV cannot be transmitted by contact with environmental surfaces. There is no risk associated with touching things. Read more »

Scared for my two young daughters! Please help!

Hi Doctor Frascino,First I should say that I have very severe OCD about HIV and AIDS, which I am currently seeking treatment for. Often I am able to get buy, but I did have a couple of incidents that I just can't seem to get over.The first concerns...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...absolutely agree with your self assessment: "I have very severe OCD about HIV!" No doubt about it!As you probably realize, your fears are indeed irrational and completely unwarranted. The potential risks you describe are completely... Read more »

Please Answer I'm scared!!!

Dr. I have been visiting massage parlors for about a year now. I always get Hand Jobs Only. I always though this was a safe way to go outside my marriage. This was until a friend of mine got me to think. He ask me, "Arent you worried about all of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yep. As the old saying goes: it's all in your head!Your friend's fears and anxieties about contaminated bottles of massage oil and massage tables swarming with virulent HIV virus ready to attack the Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Mixed-Status Relationships From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...town, and no one (not even my family) knows that my husband died from HIV. No one knows about my positive status either. I am so scared to tell. What I can do to protect my daughters, my new love and myself? I am confused about whether I should... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV positive. Besides worrying about testing HIV positive, you also fear what will happen to you because you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wonder whether your immigration status will... Read more »
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Scared

Posted by DUDAS, 1 Reply
...I was so scared now, cuz i dont know if i am infected. I tell you my risk. Mutual masturbation with i girl i met atr a party, kisses, i did Read more »

Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...condom on. She then had one with her and puts it on me. We then had intercouse with the condom no lube. I was very nervous and scared. It was breif. Soon after we were done I quickly went to throw out the comdom which I dont think broke. and took... Read more »

frottage exposure - scared to death

Posted by devilangel, 1 Reply
...buttocks, left side shoulder and upper arm and some other areas. not sure if this is due to something serious? this has gotten me scared. also because, i read a doctors answer to a question on medhelp.org that this is close to intercourse and... Read more »

Risk assessement please, am so so scared

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...(my gums are inflammed due to periodontal problems and gingivitis) but no bleeding not even with brushing, mutual masterbation,rubbing and gential grinding with clothes on. Any possibility this could be HIV? or sthg else? please i need... Read more »