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Who Is At Greatest Risk For HIV And AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...effective for African Americans. CDC research has led to new interventions that reduce HIV risk in African Americans. CDC continues to identify, develop, and evaluate new behavioral and biomedical interventions for individuals at greatest risk and those living with HIV. CDC is conducting research to better understand and plan interventions to address the social, community, financial,and structural factors that place many African...
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Experimenting with Masturbation (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS, 2009) (PILLOW POUNDING, PILLOW HUMPING, 2009)

Hello doc i find it uncomfortable to masturbate with my hands so i use a pillow, but my question is can you get hepatitis or a std or any kind of disease from pounding the same pillow?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ejaculating on the pillow I noticed a couple of stains on the pillow that where dried and obvious there before. Is there any risk of getting HIV from this??Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Wow, that's one popular pillow! It seems to be getting as... Read more »

masterbation with a flashlight, + donation////possible hiv risk? (MASTURBATING WITH FRUITS , VEGETABLES AND OTHER OBJECTS, 2009)

Hey doctor, I was so horny one day that i masterbated with a flashlight, a big mag-lite flashlight to be exact, and during my PERIOD, so im scared because i didnt clean the flashlight off before use, can hiv be transmitted from this? Because i dont...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...action. Dr. Bob Are my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection Mar 16, 2007 Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was responded and it told me I had ZERO-Risk! However, I'm still a little worried and... Read more »

Ear Licking = HIV risk

Hi doc,I am a great fan of yours and have visited this site for information frequently. You are one of the doctor I respect the most. I have also donated before for your worthy cause and will do so again. However I do have one fear in me currently....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only HIV-acquisition risk would be if you were having unsafe sex with her while she was tonguing your tympanic membrane. In other words: no risk. HIV testing Read more »


Help me im scared if i masturbate with a dirty hand can i infect myself with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...resurfaces once again. See below. Dr. Bob Sneezin and Masturbatin (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?) Sep 8, 2007 Yo doc, Ur da greatest! I love what you do because you put our minds at ease. My question is: While I was, as you say, burping the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: HIV/AIDS Risk "Greatest for Young Women"

...estimates of HIV incidence among the South African population underscore the fact that women under age 30 are at much greater risk of becoming infected than their male counterparts. One of the study's authors, Professor Thomas Rehle, a researcher... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Human Rights Principles Need to Guide U.S. Response to AIDS

..."abstinence only" prevention programs are known to be ineffective, but sound, evidence based programs are not available to many at greatest risk. HIV-AIDS treatment and services are under-funded. U.S. prisons, jails, and detention facilities,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Director-General Calls for Greater Protection of the Rights of HIV-Positive People, and Those at High Risk

...attitudes and behaviors of health workers that make health services inaccessible and unacceptable to those people at greatest risk of HIV infection and in greatest need of prevention, treatment and care services," Chan said (Reichard, 11/30). ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

HIV Facts, Helplines & Health Advisers In The UK

Posted by Anonymous
...questions and getting but slightly different answers. Remember: even unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV+ woman carries the risk of 0.3%. Presumably it means that in 99.7% of the cases transmission does not occur. Many factors come into play,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...I don't live with AIDS and I don't know anyone with it but I'm going to write this anyway. I donot feel sorry for the thousands of teens and adults Read more »

I'm scared to be near my best friend hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Has anyone ever become infected from close contact with a friend (non-sexual). I don't want to abandon him when he is at his greatest need, but I am a nervous wreck all the time and need real stories to show me it is safe to visit him. Thanks to... Read more »