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Touching Blood Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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transmission of hiv through touching the infected needle and subsequently drawing blood from other person

Dr Bob, Please answer my question I am in great anexity. I have sucked the nipple of a prostitute and went of rapid test after 03 week and 07 week. But at the time of my second test the person was drawing blood had some casual approach. He had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. That includes both the nipple-sucking and blood-drawing incidents! Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly Read more »

HIV/AIDS CLINIC-NURSE NEEDS ADVICE. Donation added!

I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have fears. 1. I used the restroom directly after our HIV patients (like as he walked out, I walked in) I sat on the toilet seat and DID NOT use a seat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...go back to not even letting it bother me and do my job without worrying?" Definitely the latter! The only way you can catch HIV in that bathroom stall is by having unsafe sex with an HIVer!2. Nope!3. Absolutely no risk.I would suggest you spend... Read more »

$50 donation/blood on street incident

I stepped on what looked to be blood on the pavement. There were about 10 quarter size drops on the pavement. I was wearing sandals at the time and not sure if it touched my foot but I do have callous' that bleed occasionally. BUT when I got home...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...does not survive very long outside the body (or on the bottom of your sandals!). Relax Max! You're fine. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted.Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not sure whether is it fresh or already dried blood. I am worried that if it is a fresh cut with fresh blood, it might have touched my wound (scratched by another bar girl on my knee which may contain little blood since I didnt check). I am... Read more »
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... Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our body allowing us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
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The Testing Debate: Is Written Consent a Barrier?

...Family Foundation survey, 40% of people in the U.S. believe that HIV can be transmitted by kissing, sharing a drinking glass, or touching a toilet seat. This is a barrier that can be addressed through prevention education and through pre-test... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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I need help about p24 band

Posted by cleanbr, 2 Replies
...information so I might be able to relax a bit. I have been stressed and freaking out for 2 weeks now and my wife and I barley touch each other. This is hard for us because we are a very passionate couple. Thank You Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test HIV ? why do they say 1-2 weeks ? mine was ready in one week and im jw if something did come up say a day you got your blood work would they call you and leave a msg if you werent home ? and say you were on holidays how would they contact... Read more »

Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with his hand near my vagina. The rest was just feeling and kissing. Can I donate blood tomorrow and not... Read more »

Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...He did not let me know or see the details of the test which I demanded for. He just gave me a card and said I should get in touch with the pharmacist and buy Epiviar drugs. I know I had this boil like sores on my legs for a year Nov'97 to Nov'99... Read more »