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What Are My Chances Of Contracting Hepatitis B After A Needle Stick Injury

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What to Do If the Test Is Positive

Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Emotional Support Medical Care Healthy Habits The results of the HIV test are back -- and you're HIV-positive. What should you do? There are many things that you can do to stay healthy. Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Below are some ideas to help keep you healthy. However, it is also important to consider the health of others when you know you are HIV-positive. To do that, it is important...
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HIV, TB or HEP-B after Nipple Sucking!

Dear Doctor...Is there any chance one could contract HIV, TB or HEPATITIS-B after Nipple Sucking! That too, I did not suck, I licked once or twice and I licked once or twice both the nipples.The questions and answers seen in this forum was dated...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk from what you're talking about.To get HIV, someone needs to get a significant amount of body fluid with HIV to go inside of their body.If you're merely licking and sucking on someone's nipples that's a far cry... Read more »

About Syringes, Knives & Lymph Nodes

How safe it is to share syringes( not needle) washed with mild disinfectants? They do like this in clinics in develping countries. Even if there is no visible trace of blood in the syringe, can HIV infection occur? - What about using a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There are only 2 ways to disinfectsyringes and other medical instruments. One is to put them into an autoclave(a sterilizer). This uses heat and pressure to kill microorganisms. However, items that can melt cannot... Read more »

asking again regd HIV & ESR test

Hello Doctor, I had sent you a mail earlier, and wish to write to you again, its been almost 10 months since my oral exposure (blow job received without condom froma sex worker ) i tested negative in both ocassions, after completing 2 months and 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The information you seek was already waiting for you! Where? In the archives, of course! Dr. Bob says check it out! (See below.)Briefly, ESR is a nonspecific test that gives an indication of inflammation. It is not HIV specific and can not be... Read more »
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Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »