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Thrush After Unprotected Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if...
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Doc Frascino Im really scared

Hi Doc, I just want to say first your column helps all of us, those in serious trouble and those with little to worry about. I had an encounter with a girl unprotected vaginal/anal... but she bled and I had a cut too.... the girl was from China and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should be concerned, because you voluntarily put yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV, by having unprotected vaginal and anal sex. That "she bled" and you "had a cut" may increase HIV-transmission/acquisition risk. I would recommend HIV... Read more »

fever no other symptoms = hiv?

hii just want to say that by just reading around, i think you are doing great work, and i have read several comments about donations to your foundation.....i would like to donate if you would show me how (excuse my ignorance)anyway, to my question i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected receptive anal sex (including broken condom sex) does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. That and that alone is the reason Read more »

All symptoms...now Woo Hoo (please post, and please read if you are worried well)

Hey docI have posted to your forum many times in the last few months, and you have helped me endlessly with your responses to others and my questions.Today Im writing to you with my seven-month negative test, and a long awaited Wooo Hooo. I want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your generosity and compassion towards others in need continue to generate excellent cosmic karma for you! You have dodged the HIV bullet and learned some valuable lessons about life along the way. I'm confident your work with the counselor will... Read more »

Lymphoma or HIV?!

Hi BruceNot a while ago you answered a question of mine, I would really appreciate if you could answer this one too since I think I'm getting lost.OK, I'll try to make it short... about 10 months ago I had an unprotected oral sex with a prostitute,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...If your HIV test is negative, then I would believe it. I doubt your lymph node is due to just thrush. Most lymph nodes can be safely watched Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...Infection can only happen if one of the persons involved is infected with HIV. Some people assume that certain behaviors (such as anal sex) cause AIDS, even if HIV is not present. This is not true. 2. ...in sufficient quantity... The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

...in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex with men. Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related 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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Afraid. Are they signs? How risky?

Posted by Onsen3, 2 Replies
...went out and posted too however what I did was far riskier. I was involved in kissing, I was fingered, and I received oral and anal sex. The anal sex was protected but the oral was not. Throughout the rest of the month nothing strange occured.... Read more »

Really worried about the Test!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected anal sex with my BF 7 years ago. He pulled out every time. I have not had unprotected anal since. I have had unprotected oral sex since Read more »

PLEASE I need some Answers!

Posted by dudeoflife, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected anal sex (I was the recipient) twice, once in July and once in December. I had protected sex early in January and became EXTREMELY worried Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...HIV to the person performing cunnilingus on a woman. In each case the procedure was rather traumatic. Unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest of all and the chance that the receptive partner will get HIV given that the insertive partner... Read more »