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What Is AIDS?

...can infect other people. When your immune system responds, it starts to make antibodies. When this happens, you will test positive for HIV. After the first flu-like symptoms, some people with HIV stay healthy for ten years or longer. But during this time, HIV is damaging your immune system. One way to measure the damage to your immune system is to count your CD4+ cells. These cells, also called "T-helper" cells, are an important part of the...
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Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH RESEARCHERS? MAKE UP THEIR MIND!!!!May 14, 2008 DOC, IT HAS LONG BEEN SAID THAT HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED BY SALIVA. BUT NEW STUDIES SHOW THAT IT CAN TRANSMIT HIV...... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after infection with HIV. But most people do not develop symptoms for 10 to 12 years, and a few remain symptom-free for much longer. As with most diseases, early medical care can help prolong a person's life. The Joint United Nations Programme on... Read more »

spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i would like to donate to your foundation. but presently i have got sleepless nights. i was having mutual masturbation with a prostitute and she spit on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without visible blood, does not transmit HIV. (See below.) 2. Regarding the little prick, well, little pricks or king-sized schlongs can transmit HIV if you have unsafe sex with them, but contact with a small sharp object? No. Dr. Bob very scared... Read more »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH RESEARCHERS? MAKE UP THEIR MIND!!!! May 14, 2008DOC,IT HAS LONG BEEN SAID THAT HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED BY SALIVA. BUT NEW STUDIES SHOW THAT IT CAN TRANSMIT HIV...... Read more »
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Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

...According to Samuels, the case illustrates that "[w]e now know the science behind how the virus is transmitted, but clearly have a long way to go." Samuels writes that after "searching for more information about this story," he "came across... Read more »
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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...people with HIV infection. If you have access to AIDS medications and medical monitoring, there's no reason you can't live a long life even with HIV infection or AIDS. The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations The world's... Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests.... Read more »
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HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sure but i think it was mixed with a bit of saline solution. i don't know if the virus dies after being exposed to air for such long time, even if it doesn't dry completely. thank you for any advice you can give me. Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
...Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a cure for HIV in these groups and The Body Experts seems to suggest how to live with it but do NOT discuss anything hopeful... Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

Breast secretions on penis, any reported cases?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...give the hand job. Does anyone know if there are any reported cases of transmission this way? I know that breast milk can carry HIV but I do not believe that this was breast milk. I had a mild sore throat that began the day after and just... Read more »