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Sharing A Cigarette And Negative HIV Test

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HIV FROM Cigarette Contamination.. PLEASE HELP

Dear Dr Bob:I am constant worried 24/7. In early May this year, I was sharing a cigarette with a person who is HIV positive. About a week later, I came down with a low grade fever, chills, inability to sweat and recognize hot warm weather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Your "symptoms" are not at all consistent with or worrisome for HIV. Even though I do not feel HIV testing is warranted, if you continue to perseverate on this non-exposure, get a single rapid... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you... Read more »

RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but... Read more »
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risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

just tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my expierence with you people out there who are scared. About 3 weeks ago i got food poisoning and went to the hospital...they ran some blood work and it came back that all my blood cells(red, white and platlets) were very low. ... Read more »

If I tested negative, YOU might too! relax & read

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone! I feel that I need to share my story with anyone in need, because I think that many of you will be able to relate to my story. I know that many of you are terrified, wondering if you have HIV.........just like I was. Here is my story:

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