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Touching Cold Sore Scared To Get Tested

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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 »

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)

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

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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 »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so often seemed to Read more »

someone please help me. Debtex, I need you again.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...in the inner lip. What bothered me was that the scar was only needle tip size, kind of like old blood or clogged blood, I was scared if this possible to catch HIV this way. Debtex, I know you have answered me once and I was really happy, but... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
...they went away after a week and have not returned. I thought everything was fine until about 1 month later when I got a huge cold sore on my inner lip. It went away after 2.5 weeks. I got HIV tested at 9 weeks by ELISA and it was negative. I... Read more »