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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...life. With this test it is possible to be fairly certain whether or not your baby has HIV by the age of 2 to 4 months. What If Your Baby Is Positive? "I would like to know how to care for an HIV positive baby. Even though it scares me sometimes, it would prepare me to adjust my routine so it was all basic and normal." Very few children are now born HIV positive in Canada to mothers who take anti-HIV drugs. But rest assured that most...
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SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH

HI DOCTOR FRASCINO, I'M AN ITALIAN GUY LIVING IN SPAIN. FIRST OF ALL, SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT MY CASE: LAST SUNDAY I WANT TO A SAUNA, I DIDN'T HAVE ANAL SEX AT ALL, I HAD AN ORAL SEX WITH A MAN AS A TOP, I...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intact (not bleeding). That your feckless bottom boy may have sucked on numerous tallywhackers and drank gallons of spunk before swallowing your throbbing tallywhacker does not increase your HIV risk as far as having left over spunk still in his... Read more »

swollen nodes in armpit

Hi Doc, about 2-3 months ago I had unprotected oral (sperm swallowed) and a brief unprotected penetration (bareback) with a guy I later learned is hiv+, although he claims he is undetectable. The problem is that about 3 weeks later I had a severe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...learn of your partner's positive HIV status or have any symptoms whatsoever, you would still need HIV testing! Don't be "very scared" by reading about symptoms on the internet; be concerned that you placed yourself at significant risk for... Read more »

Scared straight? 3 Years of fear - followed your advice - Please read Bob.

Possible exposure on Sept. 29, 2006 at 12:30 AM.Elevated liver enzymes in Feb 2007. Negative B, C, and HIV anitbodies. Tested negative 6 months, 14 months and 30 months (last test antibody being April 2009)with no other exposure since intial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suggest you follow up with your general internist. One thing is certain: HIV is not the cause of your problem!3. No additional testing for HIV or hepatitis C is warranted, unless you have another lapse in judgement!4. There are many reasons for... Read more »

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....
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...let me know what my risk of HIV infection is, and if I should get tested. I cant stand not knowing who to talk to. Thank You. Scared in New York Response from Dr. Frascino Hello Scared in New York, You had a few drinks and "found" yourself tied... Read more »
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im so scared please help

Posted by 2worried, 3 Replies
...so i freaked out thinking "omg there was a passageway into my bloodstream, if i had oral with a positive person." I am sooo scared. What can you say about all of this??? All my friends tell me I am basically negative and that I need to stop... Read more »

Swallowing fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...just a feeling on general malaise. At this point (2.5 weeks after possible exposure) I am still having these symptoms and am scared that it is seroconversion. I know they say that oral sex is low risk but because i swallowed and becuase my throat... Read more »

Some Advise Needed

Posted by stupidact, 2 Replies
Have had 2 recent encounters of unprotected oral sex. The 1st incident was before 15 Jul (7 weeks ago), had a short unprotected insertive oral sex with a sex worker, followed by protected vagina sex thereafter. Checked and confirm condom was in... Read more »

fears about being tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about this with even my closests friends. I know from all of the research I've done that I am still at low risk. However, the fear of having contracted HIV is stressing me out. It's becoming an obsession. I am married as of 4 months ago, which is... Read more »