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Touching Broken Skin Scared I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same...
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STI from auto fellatio, please help, really worried (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010) (AUTOFELLATIO, 2010)

I am a 17 year old boy and have never have sex (including oral). I performed auto fellatio a few times, never for longer than 30 seconds, i do get mouth ulcers but am pritty sure i didnt have a mouth ulcer during the times of auto fellatio. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suck enthusiastically. Just don't use your teeth or traumatize Rod's rod to the point of physical damage (black and blue marks, broken skin, etc.).Aside from that, you shouldn't worry about sucking so hard that you might turn your boyfriend... Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen pictures, and u both are very handsome men. and you both look so happy with eachother.well to my current situation on april 3, i had sex with an unknown...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a condoms as in the archives it says if condoms are used correctly there is no chance of HIv transmission. Now this is what scares me, after she gave me oral I checked to see there were no breaks, and I didn't think there were because it appeared... Read more »

bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »

Dressing room scare!

Dr. Bob, First and foremost, I want to congratulate you on your recent marriage. I was so happy for you when I read the great news! I wish you nothing but the best in your life together. :)I'm going crazy. I know I have OCD/anxiety-disorders and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Slightest reason to worry or get on PEP? No, absolutely not! My only advice is to refill your anti-anxiety meds and consider counseling for your OCD.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth care provider if you are feeling this way. ... Read more »
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Please Advise!

Posted by MelB, 1 Reply
...arm, my exposed arm touched his pinkie, which had blood mixed with water on it, it was literally just a drop, now I have no broken skin there, but I do have a mosquito bite close to it and an ingrown hair, do you think I have any reason to be... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 1 Reply
...was the same napkin she took the condom off with.i dont think the condom was broken anywhere but now im scared ive contracted hiv i am hoping what im feeling is just guilt and remorse this was my first experience outside of a marriage of 25 yrs... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fever, and was sick for 2 weeks, Dr also thought I had pneumonia (sp). Everything seemed okay, I never even concerned myself with HIV. (So ignorant of me). I have unprotected sex with a different girl of unknown status January 3, then 5 days... Read more »

Can't fight the fear! I'm scared sick.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...7,8.5,11 and 15 weeks. 7week was with home access and the rest were with specialized testing! All were negative. I am still scared shitless! I called my local health dept and they said that they would do a test before 6mos if I insisted but that... Read more »