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What Is The Difference Between Light Colored Shingles And Dark

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Light through a dark tunnel

Hello, I just wanted to let this forum know that I've recently received the results from my six month HIV test and it was negative (YES!). Before the final confirmation ,I was, to put it mildly, a wreck. I now know that, contrary to what I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, its a good thing embarrassment is not a fatal condition. None of us would survive past puberty!Congratulations and WOO-HOO! Stay well, and thank you for sharing your story!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Truvada, Isentress & Light Colored Stools

I hate to ask a question with a gross out factor but I have constantly heard that we need to look... Read more »

It was a dark and stormy night... (NEEDLE STICK, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

..and I went to a Wal-Mart. This is normally a creepy place, anyway. Oh, is. You need an... Read more »

Keith Green: Becoming a "Different Kind of Researcher" in Communities of Color

Keith Green Keith Green had already been working in the HIV field for years -- and had been living with HIV since 1994 -- when he was first interviewed for's African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center in 2006. Keith's compassion,... Read more »
Body Positive

Heart of Darkness Redux

We are all familiar with a placebo, a sugar pill whose effects are compared with those of real drugs in clinical trials. Consider then the "nocebo," which works in the opposite fashion -- this sugar pill of information comes with a message that it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Education Study Sheds Light on How Texas Schools Keep Kids in Dark

Most Texas public schools fail to teach accurate information in sex education, and half use shame and fear to push their message, a new survey shows. The liberal civic group Texas Freedom Network on Feb. 24 released "Just Say Don't Know: Sexuality... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

"From Darkness to Light" -- An Interfaith Service at the National Cathedral

The drummers of Batalá drum the service to its end. We face HIV and AIDS in our doctors' offices as a disease. We face it in the health care system as a complex intersection of problems in public funding, ensuring equal access to health care,... Read more »
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Oraquick HIVrapid test light pink background

Posted by timemachine, 2 Replies
hi. I have a quick question and maybe someone here can help me. last year I took a number of HIV Rapid tests, Oraquick. and they all came back negative. I do however have a question. One of the last ones I took, was done a bit differently.. the NP... Read more »

"No Way Out Of This Dark Place"

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
I think we all have met someone who has touched us in some way that has moved us through those "dark places."

Close your eyes and listen...

Everywhere I turn, I hurt someone
But there's nothing I can... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... Read more »

Dark Stool

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Over the past week, I've noticed that my stool has become extremely dark (almost black). Is that a symptom of this virus? Read more »