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Touching Used Condom Afraid I Have AIDS

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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 »

scared of hiv infection

in early 97, i've contact with SW with condom twice with the different girls. i'm married in 2001,... Read more »
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Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
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HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

...tested, the reality is that their result may not be negative. There you go. There you go. You know what? And that's a real fear. And it's a reality. One of the things we try to do here is prepare people to go take the test. We also try to have... Read more »
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This Positive Life : An Interview With HIV Prevention Activist Jose Ramirez

...ever told someone you're positive and had them react very negatively in response? Oh, yes. Not negatively, but shocked and scared and nervous. Another guy rejected me. He was like, "I can't deal with this. I can't be with you." Yes, it hurt,... Read more »
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Condomless Nation, Male Edition: Three Black Men Explain Why They Snubbed Love Gloves

...behind. When I got to her place, I grabbed her and went to work. When we finished, she asked why I did not use anything. I was scared because we had not seen each other for a long time and I had no idea what she had been doing. I ended up getting... Read more »
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scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...napkin then wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...to NGOs, HIV/AIDS organizations and others who promote condom use as a first line of defense for HIV prevention and this is frightening! Equally scary is President Bush's misguided HIV prevention policies. These policies restrict U.S. funding to... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 1 Reply
...napkin i dont know if it 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... Read more »

Should I or should I not get tested for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...if, what if...? So, everytime I get bold enough to go, I am not in the right area or position to do it, then when I am, I get frightened. Could someone give me a pep talk or some encouragement to go for it? Perhaps people who are waiting for... Read more »