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What Could You Say To Someone Who Thought They Were At Risk For HIV

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Hotline says risk but web says no risk...thoughts?

Posted by Dex, 2 Replies
Made out with a girl a few times when I had canker sores. Called a testing center/hotline to check my risk. They said...

"there have been a 'few' reported cases of HIV transmission because they were specific circumstances e.g. known HIV partner and... Read more »

Your thoughts on my me to relax

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Over the past 6 months I have had 3 encounters. One unprotected oral (I was insertive) along with protected anal. Then two more insertive unprotected orals. Six weeks after the last encounter I had an ELISA test done which came back negative.

Now... Read more »

i thought i was safe with hiv+ guy...but freaked

Posted by ggd, 1 Reply
am really freaked out because i feel like lately there has been a lot of conflicting information in general on HIV and HIV risks. The obvious is around anal / vaginal sex and perhaps oral sex. But i am confused about the new focus open mouth kissing... Read more »

high risk not infected, a few thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
oh, come one you guys! as far as i have noticed in 32 years of life, encountering a few hiv + people, and others who have sex with hiv+ people for a long time, i will assert that anyone can get it, and there is no reason for it: just some people, in... Read more »

I thought I'd post this here also...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone...
I'm HIV positive and I used to have unprotected sex with my boyfriend of almost two years. Last week we got his test results back and part of it came out "undetermined"... so he had to get a blood test. I'm really nervous and confused... Read more »
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thoughts on religion, homosexuality and HIV

Dear Doctor bob,First of, i would like to thank you on your superb work at the body, you've helped so many HIV+ and self-diagnosed freaking out hiv- people. i shake your hand.Ive been reading your posts for over 2 years now until ive finally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your support and comments!Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Lover with HIV(have thoughts of getting it)

My lover of 13 yrs tested pos 6 months ago. I had problems dealing with it. The emotional and sexual part of our lives suffered a lot. We are trying to work through it. He recently had an affair with another pos person he said that they didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off, please note questions such as these should be posted to the Safe Sex forum, not the Fatigue and anemia Forum. I'll post the reply in both forums. Is this "natural?" I've given up trying to even define what's... Read more »

xmrz versus hiv?? follow up to what you thought I had..

Hi Dr. Bob Hope you had a good holiday.. This is P btw I told you I would follow up with you after my doctors appoitment. Well the doctor did run tests for the iga deficincy and it wasn't that so he ran a group of tests including yet another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: We don't know much about xmrz (xenotropic murine leukemia virus). However, I would expect, now that we have a possible link to chronic fatigue syndrome, there will be intensive research gearing up. We should expect to... Read more »


I had sex with a hiv+ person, for sure they are after tests..during sex the condom burst twice, first time she was dry, so it popped and i pulled out in 5 seconds, second time just before i came it ripped had two strokes and pulled out, third time...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi AK:When PEP is administered it is done with more than one medication. Combivir would not typically be prescribed on its own. 72 hours is the cut-off time for PEP. Your risk alone was not terribly high. You were the insertive partner, you used a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Injection Drug Use in India More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Could Fuel Spread of HIV, Survey Says

Injection drug use in India might be more widespread than previously thought, which some health experts and advocates say could fuel the spread of HIV in the country, according to a UNAIDS -supported survey recently released by the Society for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Less Than a Year After CDC Announced The U.S. HIV Epidemic Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency Is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups

Washington, DC -- Less than a year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recalculated the size of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and announced that there were 40 percent more new HIV infections each year than previously believed, a new... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost of HIV Drugs Cost Less Than Previously Thought, Clinton Foundation Study Says

"Lack of money can no longer be considered a reason -- or an excuse -- for failing to treat all those with HIV who need drugs to stay alive, following game-changing work about to be published by the Clinton Foundation that shows the real cost is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Success of Antiretroviral Drugs Creates Need for Increased Education Among High-Risk Groups, Editorial Says

The development of new treatments for HIV/AIDS "represents a triumph of medical research" but has also "produced some unexpected pitfalls," including a decline in the use of sterile needles and condoms among injection drug users, a New Orleans ... Read more »