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Wrestling Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud requires payment in advance . If a product really works, why isn't it advertised and available publicly? This may be a way to get around government regulations. You can only get the treatment by paying to take part in testing an experimental treatment . When most experimental treatments are tested, people receive them free of charge. Common Sense About Unproven Treatments You might end up spending a lot of money on treatments...
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Wrestling risk ? 2nd ATTEMPT - Made a donation

Hello doc,I realize that you get way too many emails and I am hoping you look at this one.. I have also made a donation at to help the cause.A few days ago, I wrestled with a stripper at a private party. She had her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bruise. If HIV were contracted this easily, everyone who rides the subway at rush hour would be infected by now. As for HIV testing kits, Home Access Express test kits are indeed sold at pharmacies and online. This requires you use a lancet on... Read more »

HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...arenot permitted to play again until they stop bleeding (this includeswrestling).The only sport that has requirements for HIV testing is in professionalboxing, and even that is only done in certain states. This was never a bigissue until the... Read more »

worried future med student

Dr. Bob,First off, you are hilarious!! If you were on TV instead of lame DANE COOK, we'd be so much better off. Also you're a wonderful person who has helped out so many, and we really need more people like you in this world. I've been wrestling...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."special massage" package might be listed as the "VIPenis"?)3.Nope!4.Right! No risk!5.Nope. No risk!I see no medical reason for an HIV test. So if your logical side can kick the paranoid side's butt, that's all that's required. However, if such... Read more »

suicidal with hiv

I know I have HIV/AIDS and I want to commit suicide. No blood tests have confirmed this yet but I expect that they will soon. What should I do? It may be easier to end it now than to have to wait on and hear those results. I can't deal with it. ...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...hysterical reaction. Life with AIDS is certainly no picnic, but without blood tests you don't even know if you are infected with HIV.I sense that when you began by telling me you have AIDS, you in fact mean that you may find out that you are... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...high fasting glucose level. A diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on any of the following test results, confirmed by retesting on a different day: A fasting blood glucose level of 126 milli grams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher A random... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the Read more »

Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...feel a irratable tingle sensation in my anus. I need help anyone with any feedback is much appreciated. Also I went to get tested after 10 days results were negative, but the nurse told me that its an antibody test and in 10 days there is no... Read more »

He/she is love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...they should do about the person they are in love with due to the fact that they are HIV+. I want to say that anyone who has tested positive for HIV/AIDS is a person, no different than those of us who are fortunate enough to not have contracted... Read more »

Newly diagnosed. Need to chat, find support

Posted by Amadoda, 6 Replies
...experience the problms I read about here in terms of side-effects. Is this too soon to judge? I tend to become very focused being HIV positive and I do not want it to be my life. Any hints as to how one starts to move on? Are support groups... Read more »