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Shingles After Touching Used Condom Worried I Have HIV

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Condoms

...been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made...
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Very Worried about vaseline and a condom!!!

Hi Doctor,So I have recently learned that vaseline can compromise the integrity of a male condom from reading this website. i now feel like an idiot as i had receptive anal sex with a condom but a healthy amount of vaseline. would i have noticed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are resistance, which ultimately endangers kids, as they are unprepared for sex and don't know hot to protect themselves from HIV and other STDs. As for your specific situation, generally speaking, when a condom fails (breaks), it does so very... Read more »

scared of hiv infection

in early 97, i've contact with SW with condom twice with the different girls. i'm married in 2001, and have three children, here every time my wife pregnant they do the blood screening using ELISA and the result is non reactive for HIV1 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is to get an HIV-specific antibody test three months or longer from the date of potential exposure.My advice is simple. Stop worrying about swollen glands; man-up and go get HIV tested! You'll be glad you did. When it comes to HIV, what you don't... Read more »

a little worried

hey doc, i have read many posts on this board . you seem to be the most down to earth person. so here goes.. i am a flight attendant for a major airline. on jan 2cnd i was on a layover in lax. i was in my hotel room asleep wheni woke and went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to eight months are conclusive and definitive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. OK?I can't diagnose the cause Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Your one gift will touch many lives and is warmly appreciated. Be well. Stop worrying! Dr. Bob RE:CVID and ME!!!May 15, 2008 DR.BOB!!! YOU JUST MADE ME SO..SO...actually, you just totally made... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Counterfeit Condoms Have Health Officials Worried

...stores in New York, Texas and Virginia in 2008 (Glionna, 1/21). Back to other news for January 2010 Search the Newsroom archive This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...in such destructive behavior and in this situation I let my guard down. Again he was inside of me for a few seconds without a condom so I just want to know if I'm postive or not. I'm really scared and this is my first time telling anyone about... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and shouldn't be getting shingles at this age. Is this a sign I could have HIV? I have... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »