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is this a sign of HIV? (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS)

I went to a rave for new years. I was walking around and felt a sharp pinch/pain or whatever on the back of my NECK. I have heard about the "needle pricking" that takes place at these raves. I checked the back of my neck and its a white...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are not alone. See below. My opinion on these types of problems hasn't changed.Dr. BobPEOPLE BEING PRICKED WITH HIV AT RAVESJan 9, 2008 Hi, I recently went to the New Years Rave, Together as One in California. Ive heard that many people... Read more »

syringe with hiv positive blood in payphone slots????? (URBAN LEGENDS)

Dr. iam really concerned as ive heard that there are people who have gotten hiv from payphone... Read more »


Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: A "Living Legend" Gives HIV Patients Reason to Celebrate

Johannesburg's Themba Lethu Clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital recently celebrated its first anniversary. Since the clinic opened, more than 7,000 HIV patients have been treated, 3,579 of them with antiretroviral therapy, the most at any health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: AIDS Myths Persist, New Report Finds

Inaccurate beliefs about AIDS, including persistent urban myths, continue to circulate among some young male Canadians and are contributing to AIDS stigma, a new government report finds. The study was conducted by Ekos Research Associates for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigerian AIDS Campaigner, "Hero of Public Health" and Brother of Afrobeat Legend, Dead at 75

Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, an outspoken former Nigerian health minister, influential AIDS campaigner and brother of the late African music superstar Fela, has died. Ransome-Kuti, 75, died Sunday in a London hotel while on a business trip. A post-mortem... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scope of Rapid HIV Testing in Private Nonprofit Urban Community Health Settings in the United States

To assess the extent of rapid HIV test availability outside the U.S. public health system, the authors examined testing patterns in a multi-stage national random sample of private, nonprofit, urban community clinics and community-based... Read more »
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Confidentiality Urban Legend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently tested with my girlfriend because of a false rumor that she had claimed she had HIV both of us had negative results sheets, however, they didn't let us see each others results. I didn't think of it much at the time, until I heared the... Read more »

Donde esta THE BODY SPANISH LEGEND moderador

Posted by mariana
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bueno, si me gustaria que este entre nosotros.. aca su perfil para los que no saben
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Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
Urban Legends and Folklore
HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia

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