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What Makes Hiv Unique

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Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »

An HIVer Finds Unique Ways to Educate Gay Men About HIV

Listen to Audio (24 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Brian Datcher I'm here with Brian Datcher, who does HIV education and prevention for gay men... Read more »

Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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PLease Answer: Unique ARS Question

Hi Doc I have a simple question (I hope). I am clear regarding the stats of contracting HIV for the various types of behavior listed in your forum, but I have a question that is bothering me. My questions is: Are ear infections among the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, a two-week ear infection is not worrisome for HIV or suggestive of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Please note symptoms, even those that could be suggestive of ARS, are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.... Read more »


BobFirst of all I'd like to say you are an amazing human being - I do not understand how you manage to be so patient with idiots such as myself..Anyway, about 30 hrs ago I had protected sex with a female of unknown status, however the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult, if not impossible, to do a complete assessment regarding the need for PEP over the Internet, as it requires a detailed history. However, from what you've mentioned so far, I most likely would not have recommended PEP.As... Read more »

PLEASE!--unique oral sex/risk question

hi- I have read over and over that open mouth sores can increase the risk of transmission during oral-vaginal sex. I am wondering if it matters that 12 months prior to the encounter-in-question I had 2 wisdom teeth removed? Would the 1 year old...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Dental surgery is only likely to increase your risk of transmission during oral sex if the surgery was recent and provides HIV better access to your bloodstream. 1 year is plenty of time to heal after oral surgery.You don't sound infected. You... Read more »

Unique question: Tagging gun HIV transmission

Hi there,I am very surprised that this question has not been addressed on this site before, as I think it is really important. It pertains to the HIV transmission risk when using a tagging device (tagging gun) to attach tags to clothing in a retail...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Tell me again how this could lead to infection? I t would take the tagging of an HIV+ person followed by immediate application of the same needle to an uninfected person. How and why would such a thing happen? Even the most trigger happy... Read more »
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my story isn't unique but...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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I Thought About You: a unique memorial project

Posted by ithoughtaboutyou

I Thought that visitors to this bulletin board might find a remembrance and memorial project being conducted for The International AIDS Conference in Barcelona of particular interest.

I Thought About You, an official program of the XIV... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply

I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four years, compared to just 11 months for those diagnosed... Read more »