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Posted by curiousme, 1 Reply
I aready know the answer, but I need some HELP, to do what I need to do, (TEST).

I am 2 + years from possible exposure. I have not tested because i fear I CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!. I have not had sex AT ALL since my possible exposure, so the buck... Read more »

Anxiety, the self-fullfilling prophecy

Posted by sleeplessincali, 1 Reply
I have had three vey real events that warrant testing for HIV since late November of last year; all with the same person. The level of risk is debatable, never the less there was some and it is real. Well maybe only two where really concerning. The... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I alot of times feel I dont want to fight anymore. I've been positive since 1984 and I just am tired. I don't want to try anymore. It is just all to much and I feel like I'm going to die soon anyway. I have handled hiv/aids but this past year I am... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid in my Cock Head

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am male 27, never had sex in my life other than once
i squeezed a boobs of a girl and two days back a Big
Mistake which I did in my life. I feel You will help
me in this problem.

Please Help, Two days back I went to a Prostitute...
I kissed her all... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal Sex with Neighbor

Posted by samina, 1 Reply
Hi All,

I am an Indian male, 28 years old. I recently had an unprotected vaginal intercourse with my neighbor for about a minute, on 28th Dec. When this happened, I was being treated for Tonsilitis. I used Antibiotics and pain relievers as a part of... Read more »
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vaginal touch with cut on finger

Hi Doctor BobI have asked you a couple of questions before from another e mail adress,, I know your answering the question doesnt depend on the donation, but i understand the importance of your work and have donated before as i will this time.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No HIV testing is warranted.If indeed you get anxious very easily, consider getting treatment for your anxiety.Thanks for your donations to the Robert... Read more »

treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Optimizing medications for HIV can go a long way to clearing up persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is usually effective.... Read more »

Self Intercourse

From the medical point of view, does self intercourse harms the health by direct or indirect ways? I mean by self intercourse is as if someone introduce his penis into his anus or lectum.Thank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,". . . if someone introduce his penis into his anus or lectum"??? What's a "lectum" and more important just how big is that pocket snake of yours? (I would guess anaconda sized based on your question.) Dr. Bob... Read more »

TO ALL - Please do NOT self diagnose!!!!

About 47 days ago, I performed an unsafe sexual act with a very promiscuous female. She was a swinger who revealed to me that she had unsafe sex with about 1 man a week with him ejacualating inside her. Mind you this is a different man each...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,OK, let's see here . . . . First off, yes, multiple partners could indeed be "sitting," ... or standing, doggie style, reverse cowgirl or any of hundreds of other positions. (Check Kama Sutra for complete list.) Next, you had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trichomonas Vaginalis Treatment Reduces Vaginal HIV-1 Shedding

The researchers wrote that vaginal HIV-1 shedding has been associated with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and may play a role in HIV transmission. The study's purpose was to determine if effective TV treatment reduces the presence of vaginal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Methods of Self-Sampling Compared to Clinician Sampling to Detect Reproductive Tract Infections in Gugulethu, South Africa

The researchers conducted the current study to assess the validity, feasibility and acceptability of two methods of self-sampling compared to clinician sampling during a speculum examination. Their goal was to improve screening for reproductive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual-Risk Behaviour, Self-Perceived Risk and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Australians Attending a Music Festival

"Prevalences of sexually transmissible infections (STI), unsafe sex, and abortions are increasing in Australia and people aged 16-29 are particularly at risk," the authors began. At the Big Day Out annual music festival, a structured questionnaire... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors for Methadone Outside Treatment Programs: Implications for HIV Treatment Among Injection Drug Users

"Diversion of methadone outside treatment programs occurs, yet reasons for use of 'street methadone' are characterized poorly. Self-medication for withdrawal symptoms is one plausible hypothesis. Among HIV-infected drug users, some antiretroviral... Read more »