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Touching Broken Skin Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but having HIV and not knowing it is a lot scarier, as we're about to explain. Having "AIDS" means your...
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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED THROUGH CONTACT WITH FECES?

HELLO DOC:I RECENTLY PERFORMED PROTECTED ANAL SEX WITH A MAN. AFTER 2 MINUTES I REMOVED MY PENIS WITH CONDOM, TOUCHED IT AND REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your... Read more »

Can I get HIV from boob sex?

Recently, I had boob sex with someone who I am not dating exclusively, but who I have been seeing for a few dates. We're both in our early 20s. I'm a female, by the way. I let him have boob sex with me, which entails him ejaculating on my chest. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with Planned Parenthood: The HIV risk from a tit-o-ssage (boob sex) is nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

Assaulted on Halloween, Bitten, Cuts on Hands

Last Saturday evening I was assaulted at Halloween party. In the course of defending myself I managed to bloody the nose of the assailant, and may have caused him to bleed elsewhere. At one point he was on top of me but I had a hold of him keeping...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure before this one was 4 months ago. It was anal receptive without condom with a guy I barely knew who I can't get in touch with. I came down with flu symptoms and was told to test at 3 months and then 6 months and then a year because I got... Read more »

Re: Infection via broken skin

I would like to thank you for your reply dated Feb 9, 2005. I have done a STD test and the results are as follows:HIV Non- Reactive (hoo-woo)Anti HCV Non-ReactiveCandida Antibody ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Broken Skin and Heart,Welcome back to the Forum! First off, congratulations on your negative HIV tests. WOO-HOO! I was delighted you finally Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...combined with alcohol Avoid alcohol completely if you also have hepatitis Using some street drugs may affect your liver Get Tested for Hepatitis Hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) If you test negative, get vaccinated against HAV and HBV If... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...your buttocks or thighs. Occasionally, these sores may appear on other parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...fisting, but the precautions are the same for both. Fisting could be risky for the insertive partner (or "top") if there is broken skin that would allow blood from the rectum or vagina into the bloodstream. Using a latex glove reduces the risk. ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...patient's CD4 or T cell count drops below 200 or (s)he is diagnosed with one of the AIDS defining opportunistic infections. TESTING: A blood test shows whether HIV antibodies are carried in the blood. Certain conditions can cause a false... Read more »

Pleeeaaassee somebody help me!!!

Posted by 25051972488, 6 Replies
...realised that my skin was broken that day and that I may have been exposed to the virus. The door knob was dry however. I got tested on the 51st and the 71st day after the incident and both results came out negative. I was relieved!! But the... Read more »

Grinding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...making out, she rubbed her bare vagina against my leg for several minutes before we stopped. Afterwards, it was noticably wet. No broken skin (e.g cuts or scabs on leg or knee) and washed down ten minutes afterwards. Is this cause for concern? Read more »

strip club experience

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...case of acne on my face and could possibly have some open places on my face. I have two questions, would a strip club allow Hiv infected women to perform(especially if they were having lesbian shows)? And was my experience something to be worried... Read more »