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Tried On Glasses Of An HIV Positive Person

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...antibodies are present. Some people may think that, since the test uses the mouth to test for HIV, that HIV can be transmitted to other people through saliva, spit and/or oral mucosa via kissing, sharing utensils, or sharing glasses. This is not true. For more information, see this website's section on How HIV is Spread. A rapid test runs for 20-40 minutes, after which you will receive a result. Rapid tests are extremely accurate. However,...
Ask the Experts

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and instead have that conversation with a person when sex is a possibility. However, I met this guy, we had dinner and a few glasses of wine, and I spent the night, however during the night he started to have aggressive sex with me that lead to... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...factors, such as low income levels, black race, drug use and using smoking as a coping mechanism. However, it's a habit that a person has some control over, especially with the support of smoking cessation programs, health professionals, friends... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition to eating a balanced diet, it is also important to consume enough fluids. Experts traditionally recommend eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Herbal tea, broth, and fruit or vegetable juices can also be good fluid sources. But... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition to eating a balanced diet, it is also important to consume enough fluids. Experts traditionally recommend eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Herbal tea, broth, and fruit or vegetable juices can also be good fluid sources. But... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...hugging, or a casual kiss. You cannot become infected from a toilet seat, a drinking fountain, a door knob, dishes, drinking glasses, food, or pets. HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long outside the body. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...away so that you can receive early diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosing PNcan be difficult because the symptoms can vary from person to person, but thereare things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...can only occur if someone is exposed to blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother's milk (see Fact Sheet 611 ) from an infected person. There is no proven case of transmission from the tears or saliva of an infected person. Myth: A woman with HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...You Get the Flu? The flu virus is highly contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact... Read more »
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Forgiveness IS THE ONLY WAY to freedom!

Posted by Stuart_Lanning, 1 Reply
...I am proud to say I kicked Cancer and sexual addiction by the end of 2008 and have since had the privilege of exploring the person I am because I knew the person we always want to be tends to be the person we already are according to my mentor... Read more »

Living well with HIV

Posted by LondonLad, 5 Replies
...that are positive and it is not really a big issue for them. They live their lives and HIV is just a small fraction of the the person that they are. I personally have had one or two tough periods over the past 2 years since finding out but these... Read more »

Believing in an astounding existence

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
...seen. 1. I think you can both educate the public while still saying that HIV isn't a death sentence. We don't need to scare people into education. That's a bit Hitler-esque, no? Let's terrify people into believing/understanding that HIV is... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...go back to the doc until the 9th of this month for checkup. my last appt was 3 months ago. someone please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage.... Read more »