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HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...completely unwarranted. This is a fairly common worry among ravers! See below.Dr. BobPlease help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)May 23, 2010Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about... Read more »

HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Surveillance in Urban and Nonurban Areas

...that users preserve the slides in their current format and cite CDC as the source. Slide 1 HIV Surveillance in Urban and Nonurban Areas PDF File or PPT File Slide 2 HIV Infection in Urban and Nonurban Areas PDF... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Increasing in Papua New Guinea's Rural, Urban Areas, Report Says

... The number of HIV/AIDS cases in Papua New Guinea is increasing in both rural and urban areas, according to a report released recently by the country's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Concerned About Disparities in HIV/AIDS Services Between Rural, Urban Areas in Some West African Countries

...African researchers are expressing concerns about disparities in HIV/AIDS services and prevention campaigns between rural and urban areas in the region, Inter Press Service reports. Bonfo Bassirou, a researcher for the Swiss Centre for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS More Prevalent in Urban Slums Than in Rural Areas in Developing Countries, U.N. Report Says

... HIV/AIDS is more prevalent in "slu[m]" urban areas than in rural areas in developing countries, according to a UN-HABITAT report released Read more »
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Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've... Read more »

Confidentiality Urban Legend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 following urban legend, which is likely false, according to the roughly half dozen medical professionals. "A tech who gave HIV... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
... Search Urban Legends and Folklore HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Read more »

BUGCHASERS!!!!!

Posted by Benders, 4 Replies
OH DEAR GOD I WATCHED A DOCMENTERY LAST NIGHT...... PEOPLE ACTUALLY WANT THIS... LOOK IT UP.... WE WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS GIFT GIVERS.... FUCKED UP BASTARDS....AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH. Read more »