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The Truth About Hiv

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This Month in HIV: The Truth About HIV/AIDS Denialism

Does HIV really exist? And if it does exist, can it cause harm? They're ridiculous questions, of course. If you're reading this, there's a 99.9 percent chance you agree that HIV does exist and it can cause harm. After all, the virus has... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Sobering Truth of HIV Among MSM

Chris Beyrer The idea of "turning the tide" against the AIDS epidemic will prove to be no more than a slogan if more is not done to address the growing number of gay/bisexual men infected with HIV worldwide, experts said today. Speaking at an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: Blacks Hope Truth Will Limit HIV's Reach

Saturday at Wichita State University's Hubbard Hall, organizers of the Sankofa Health Collective are inviting members of city's black community to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and lunch will be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months are necessary for a definitive result. In... Read more »

HIV Origins Truth or Dare?

Dr. Bob: Truth or Dare? What can you say is really the case as to why HIV was originated? We've all heard urban myths about this but one that I had not heard before is the CIA / Hep B vaccine connection whereas a holocaust survivor was sent to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Lindsey,The CIA/hepatitis B vaccine connection??? Holocaust survivor sent to Siberia, tortured by KGB and then "invented" an HIV/hepatitis B vaccine that he "supposedly gave to thousands of healthy white gay men in New York and... Read more »

cure for hiv/aids -the truth is how expedable and profitable are you?

Hi Dr. Bob, Just my two cents. I agree with you post that there seems to be no cure for hiv/aids on the distant horizon. But one at the same time, has to stop and wonder - if they can clone animals, human genes, and put a man into space...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Is it even feasible to believe the US government really doesn't have somewhere hidden in area 50 or something the formula for stopping HIV dead in its tracks 25 years later?" No, it is not feasible, logical or even possible!... Read more »

The truth about RNA, b-DNA, Quant, Non graph Hiv-1 Antibody tests, please?

Hello Doctor Rob,Ok, Ok, you're the man. So you get about 242 emails a day, but most seem from ignorant folk that should read the archives before they pester you. ("I touched the face of 327 HIV positive folk at an Aids charity ball, will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Skinny Nervous Boy,What do I think? Well, your risk is only minimally, if at all, greater than the "I touched the face of 327 HIV-positive folks at an AIDS charity" guy. That's what I think! Most HIV specialists wouldn't... Read more »
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Need the truth about hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I have been trying to deal with a friend who has had hiv for the past year and half. But I feel I do not understand the truth about hiv. I just read the post about support for caregivers and how they get it. It really alarmed me, because I... Read more »

tesla - the truth about oral

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
tesla - give us the real dirt on oral sex. is contracting hiv possible via oral sex and are there real substantiated cases of this transmission ? Read more »

I would like to know the truth

Posted by lindy, 3 Replies
I have a question about the life of the hiv virus after it's out in the air. I had read many of you saying it dies within seconds out in the air,but if you ask different health care professionals they will say something different. some say it... Read more »

Truth about oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the deal with oral sex and HIV transmission?

I see people on here who state that oral sex is only a theoretical risk for HIV yet others on here such as here:
http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/OralSex/Q9080.html

Say oral sex is... Read more »