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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Methods of Transmission In the past, HIV was spread by transfusion with blood products, such as whole blood or the "factor" used by hemophiliacs. Many people were infected this way. The blood supply is now much more strictly tested and controlled. The odds of being infected from receiving blood or blood factor in the US are very low. You cannot get HIV from donating blood -- a new, sterile (clean) needle is used for each donation. Some...
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Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some answers in the archive but was not really specific to my problem. Youre probably tired of answering questions like these. Anyway, I hope you can help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned there may be precum or something in it. Should I be worried of a risk of HIV transmission if he was positive? I get tested every 3 to 6 mths for my own saftey but I would like to know if I am really at risk for sharing that. I... Read more »

Shared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)

About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend twice in one night. Now I am feeling extremely worried that I could have contracted HIV, Hep C, or Hep B. How much of a risk did I put myself at? I don't recall noticing any blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your health and happiness in many ways. I urge you not to use it.Finally, if you remain concerned about HIV and hepatitis, get tested. Remember to wait for the three-month mark for the HIV test so that the answer will be conclusive.Good luck.Dr.... Read more »

I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...been hiv positive for 2 1/2 years. 9 months ago i started an (on and off) "relationship" (read fuck-buddy) w a guy who later tested negative. He always tops me (had sex about 10 times in 9 months) and never wants to use condom. I am afraid to... Read more »

Second time asking. Please reply.. (FLESHLIGHT FEARS, 2010) (SEX TOYS, 2010)

Hi Doctor,I've used a fleshlight i bought recently without washing it at all( no water no alcohol etc. I just lube it and use immediately). It was sealed in a plastic bag. It felt a bit moist when i took it out from the sealed bag.Is it possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...assured me the risk was nonexistent and no testing was needed. But I just feel very worried still. Please help! Do I have to get tested? Do I have HIV?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Even if you shopped at Nordstom, no one is going to allow you... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...idea: How about presenting it as an act of love? "You know, I really love you. We've been together for awhile, but we never got tested for HIV. I hate the thought that I could be putting you at risk, because I couldn't stand to hurt you. Why... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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Oral Sex (I am worried) PLS HELP

Posted by innocent2008, 2 Replies
...everytime of using a good and known type of condoms and i was also very careful when i was installing it in order to make safe sex and i thank my god that it never break.... But the problem is that i did oral sex many times to many women which... Read more »

Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
...that because I had his dried pre-cum on my hand when I inserted it that I may have been infected with HIV. He said he has been tested and is negative. He seemed to be aware of safe sex practices but describes himself as a bottom. I have searched... Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...acknowledge that I put my self in a high risk situation for infection and I greatly lament that I did that. I know that I must be tested. How long should I wait to be sure or mostly sure if I'm positive or not? I normally don't engage in such... Read more »

Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have spent the evening reading these posts. I know you will say to get tested but wanted to share something and maybe get some answers before I go nuts. On 10/14 I had a brief encounter with a man.(I am Read more »