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Ways To Prevent Getting AIDS

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Preventing Other Infections

In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are generally known as "opportunistic infections," or OIs for short. Are You At Risk? The danger zone for your CD4 count is around 200. If your CD4 count goes below this level (or your CD4 percentage...
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Percentages of getting hiv by all ways

Hi I would like to know what the percentages are. Of getting hiv in theses instancesSex without condomSex with condom Sharing of needlesTouching objects with blood on them with cuts Oral giving Oral receiving And any you could add would be great , I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAnytime you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk for not just HIV but all of the sexually transmitted infections out there. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break... Read more »

Hello Italian Stallion...Trying to preventing other innocent people from getting infected

Hi Dr. Robert Franscino. First off I'd like to say that your are truley an angel sent from heaven! You don't know how many lives you touch. I know you have a zillion emails but I desperately need your help. Here's my situation, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Sleepless in L.A.,You pretty much already "know" you have HIV??? Hmmm . . . . Sleepless, do you know how many times a day folks tell me that? No, of course you don't, because you would have no way of knowing. Right? Well, same... Read more »

Alternative way of getting HIV?

I was wondering from time to time, getting HIV is only by sexual contact? Could you get HIV from from contact with the object that might contain germs that hasn't been touched by anyone else?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIV isn't only acquired by sexual contact, it's also acquired by contact of infected body fluids (sexual fluids, blood) with mucosal membranes or blood vessels.Casual contact does not transmit HIV. BY... Read more »

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Proud Dad in Phoenix,Sexual orientation is not a choice, as I'm sure you realize. Certainly most parents would prefer their kids were straight for a variety of reasons -- some of which you mentioned. Yes, there are still a lot of haters... Read more »
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is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Brother has AIDS and has no way to pay for meds

Posted by Brother_has_AIDS, 2 Replies
My brother was just informed by the State of Ohio he is no konger eligible for Medicaid because he gets $900.00 a month SSI disability. With his rent, utilities, food, and limited other expense he has no money for medicines and Doctors treatments.... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Forgiveness IS THE ONLY WAY to freedom!

Posted by Stuart_Lanning, 1 Reply
I've had to ask myself many times over the past 11 years what a success story is and I still ask myself this question ruthlessly and without reserve up until this day. I wasn't a quick learner when it came to breaking the dangerous lifestyle I was... Read more »