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Touching Tears How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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Safer Sex Guidelines

...small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before they reach orgasm. This isn't true, because HIV can be in the fluid that comes out of the penis...
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Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I had no risk, that would be OK? I also stopped in the dress shop to talk to the seamstress and she said it was a pin from the bottom of the dress that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dentist have the have an hiv+patient in the other room, walk directly into my room and use the same needle to inject me? How long can hiv live in a needle used by a dentist for numbing, even if the needle is recapped? Please, Dr. Bob, would you... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at dress shop). I have counted the days and wonder if 84 days is OK to be tested??? That would be 7X4=28x3=84. Would that be conclusive? I also would like to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dentist have the have an hiv+patient in the other room, walk directly into my room and use the same needle to inject me? How long can hiv live in a needle used by a dentist for numbing, even if the needle is recapped? Please, Dr. Bob, would you... Read more »

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 SOME...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know if my friend is std free. But I do know he is promiscuous with the men.Please help. I have been worrying about this for so long.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,You can't find a good answer? Did you check the archives? Your answer was there... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after infection with HIV. But most people do not develop symptoms for 10 to 12 years, and a few remain symptom-free for much longer. As with most diseases, early medical care can help prolong a person's life. The Joint United Nations Programme on... Read more »
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23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
...Hey, I am 23 and just found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me Read more »

fiance is +, I am -

Posted by eloise79, 11 Replies
...eachother more without the stupid anxiety. I also, of course, worry about his health as the idea of him becoming ill just tears me up inside. I know that either of us could be hit by a bus tomorrow or could get cancer or could die any number of... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...early in my infection. I have always had the best of care since my diagnosis and maybe that is mainly why I have survived so long; but I believe there are so many other reasons for my survival, beyond medicine. The meds are greatly improved... Read more »

Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...you are, break down barriers and stereotypes and make people think. I want to document your hardships, struggles, laughter, tears, your miracles. All my films aim to shed a new light on a subject, meaning that I want people to watch my films and... Read more »