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Touching Cold Sore Scared I Have AIDS

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Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Mar 18, 2010Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact... Read more »

A Warm Thank You from my Enitre Family - You made our lives Normal Again.

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you personally for mot giving up on me. You are a busy man and I know you... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the condom and she touched me until I came. However, during intercourse the condom rolled up slightly for a second maybe an inch from... Read more »

19 and scared

Posted by Gressi, 1 Reply
...insertion. I took the condom off when I finished and she spat into it, No blood was present that I could see and I didn't see any cold sores around her mouth either. My question is can I have caught HIV or a Herpes Infection, I am really... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
...stressing again because my geographic tounge looked and felt awful. The roof of my mouth is also white and I am always getting tiny cold sores and lumps in my cheeks. During this time I also had my blood drawn and noticed my lymphs% were low. ... Read more »

Oral sex does = HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and knees hurt so bad that I could hardly walk. They still ache from day to day but not that severe. 3 weeks into it I got a cold sore, stress maybe, but also a symptom. I usually only get them in the winter and havent had one in like 2.5 yrs.... Read more »