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Shaking Hands How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treatment is to find the right health care provider. Look for a health care provider who specializes in treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV disease, there are many treatments that help keep HIV under control. There are now over 20 HIV...
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Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can Transmit HIV --- Can This Be TrueThanks For Your TimeTony
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tony,Don't believe everything you read."Can this be true?" No, of course not silly boy! But you knew that already, didn't you Tony? Of course you did.Dr. Bob Read more »

worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the symptoms I had suffered are a sign of ARS.On my way to a clinic in West Hollywood I had noticed I had a bleeding cuticle. I noticed the bleeding about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Actually, it's Frascino, not Franscino. So, you can just call me Dr. Bob. Shaking hands with "a couple of gentlemen" at a West Hollywood clinic is not a risk for acquiring HIV, even if you had a bleeding cuticle! Read more »

HIV from Working at Police Station

Hi Doctor Bob,I am very worried about something that happened at work the other day.I work in the office at a police station. Where I work is not in the main station part where criminals are but I work in another part of the building.The other day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Plus, it's extremely unlikely your "smear" was blood, let alone fresh HIV-positive blood. Frevinsakes!2.HIV doesn't survive very long outside the body. This scenario is beyond farfetched. 3.No, see above.4.What should you do? That's easy. Stop... Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each and everyone of them.,but all of a sudden my nose got itchy so i inserted my small finger inside my nose,.after that i realized that the hands that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...keep your fingers out of your nose. Not only is it a distasteful habit, but I can assure you no one will want to shake your hand if it's covered with boogers.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...the kit), which may take up to 45 minutes. Never shake the vial with the Fuzeon, it will foam. Instead, roll it gently in your hands. You can store your second dose in the refrigerator, but it must be used within 24 hours (allow it to warm to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...effects can be serious. The following side effects have occurred: Numbness, tingling, burning, or pain in the feet and/or hands Headache Diarrhea Rash Trouble sleeping (insomnia) Loss of appetite Chills ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...confidential. People with disabilities are protected from job discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As long as you can do the essential functions of your job, your employer can not legally discriminate against you... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

positive today..in a cloud

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i just tested positve today guys after the nightmares i have had about it....;( i didnt have any symptoms at all just a thought in my head that wouldnt go away.....when you tested + what symptoms if any did you have? Read more »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...wrong. By this saturday, the 29th of July, expect a posting on the " I just tested positive" board. Well, I guess my name will no longer be "worriedwell?" now will it? So maybe "InfectedOne" will be more suitable. 43,000,001th HIV case,... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night... Read more »