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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an...
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Another oral - but seriously worried

I asked a question awhile ago but it was not answered - guess it was because it was another oral! question. I think my case might be different. I might be one of the 1 in 20,000 who caught HIV through oral sex. I was in dubai in Feb. 2007 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You think your case might be different? I don't.You think you contracted HIV from a masseuse who kissed your balls three times and gave you a protected blowjob? I don't.So I guess we'll just have to agree Read more »

Help!!! Very worried.U R Great Dr. Bob!!!

Dr. Bob, First just wanted to say that you truly are doing a great thing for many individuals!I had protected sex with a male (I am a women) at the end of July,,, couple weeks later I just felt horrible, swollen glands, sore throat, tired,etc. -dr...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Three points:1.Protected sex is protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break).2.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to three months are not considered definitive.3.Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting Read more »

Small penis - Worried

Dr BobAlthough this may seem quite comical, it has a very serious side, I recently had protected virginal sex with a sex worker in Spain while on a corporate hospitality weekend (three months ago) this was totally out of character as I am 30 year...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...yourself to death? Absolutely not! You've been screened for STD's all negative. That's good. Now if you remain worried about HIV, go back and get your 3-month test. The odds remain astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from... Read more »

Please answer!!! Worried sick about swollen glands and more...

Fellow Irondequoit native, second request to you. After a month, my neck glands are still swollen. I had a couple of risky exposures 4 years ago. I went to a walkin clinic again yesterday (different one 2 wks ago had negative strep.) Congestion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Irondequoitarian,If you had a negative HIV test "3, 4, 5 or 6 months after exposure," HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Do I think you are "progressing with HIV symptoms Read more »
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Condoms

...ring. Put the condom over your partner's erect penis. The condom will be inserted into the rectum along with the penis. After sex, remove the condom before standing up. Twist the large end to keep the semen inside. Gently pull the condom... Read more »
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 depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... 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 »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... 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 »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive. I used a condom both 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 »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Read more »