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The Givers And Hiv Raves

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Hiv at a rave? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2011) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2011)

Hello about 3 weeks ago I went to a rave in New York City. I took MDMA and was on my own. I never heard about any needle stick rumors prior to this night. At one point in the night I remembered someone brushing against my arm where my skin was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Question: "Is my concern legitimate, or am I just paranoid?"Answer: Paranoid. Absolutely, positively loony tunes. I agree with your doctor. You're a fluffernutter. So relax, Max. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. See link... Read more »


Hi, I recently went to the New Years Rave, Together as One in California. Ive heard that many... Read more »

Transmission of HIV From Being Poked With a Needle At a Rave

Hello,I've been reading ur website and had a question myself regarding the transmission of HIV... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

White House Summit: Clinton, Shalala, Fleming Host Gathering of AIDS Advocates, Care Givers and People Living with HIV at Day-Long Conference

On December 6, 1995, the White House held a one-day conference on HIV and AIDS. TAG Policy Director Gregg Gonsalves was one of the three hundred or so invited guests, and one of nine individuals selected to participate in a discussion with President... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: HIV Caregivers Glad to Recoup $560,000

HIV/AIDS caregivers in Palm Beach County -- who were earlier this year hit by a 13 percent reduction in Ryan White CARE Act funds -- have now learned more than $560,000 that was unspent in the previous year's allotment will be returned to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Improved Caregiver Training Helps HIV-Infected Children

Researchers have concluded that children born with HIV lived longer and richer lives if their caregivers were trained to enhance their development. Formerly, African children with HIV infection died in a few years. Advances with antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Health Activist Warns That Women Caregivers Are at Increased Risk of Tuberculosis

African women who serve as primary caregivers of HIV/AIDS patients are neglecting their own health when it comes to tuberculosis, said Kenyan activist Dr. Pauline Muchina. "Women and girls are bearing the brunt of caregiving for families living... Read more »
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bug catcher and gift givers

Posted by smileforme, 5 Replies
Just wondering...recently saw on Joe Walsh's talk show...the issue of bug catcher's(people who actively seek hiv+ people to infect them) and bug catchers (people who are hiv+ and willingly infect bug catchers). I was shocked. Any opinions. This... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... Read more »

Caregiver Support and Hiv

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Seems like there is more and more of a need for a support network for caregivers. Let's face it , though they may not have Hiv , they still are living with Hiv. And with Hiv as well as many other illnesses , it can be a heavey burden to understand... Read more »