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Wrestling Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

... Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests. Most HIV-positive people can
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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 http://www.concertedeffort.org 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
...who tests HIV positive. At the same time our current sex-phobic, anti-science administration also hasn't done much to decrease HIV/AIDS ignorance and stigma in this country. Their prevention methods remain arcane. When's the last time you saw a... 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
...Hi. Thank you for your question.In regard to sports and HIV, there reallyis not that much to tell since the risk of HIV is normally very low in asports setting. In most sports, the liklihood Read more »

Worried about infecting my brother

Dr.Bob, I hope all is well and wishing you a hot fusion sex filled upcoming valentines day! hah!Like many of the other people on this forum, I am extremely worried about being HIV infected. But I'm even more worried that I may have given it to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Very Distraught,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently I agree you need to be tested at the three-month mark.Regarding your little bro, relax Max. HIV is not transmitted 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 »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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HIV Testing

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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How HIV Is Spread

... Requirements for Transmission to Occur Where Is HIV Found in the Body? Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Non-Infectious 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
...another new test. I cant rmbr the name but I get those results this week. It is some kind of early detection test.. is this HIV?? Please help Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...please take no offense to my post. I have been reading on thebody and other websites posts, forums, etc to better understand HIV/AIDS. I am doing so because I dearly love and care for my HIV+ boyfriend. He was diagnosed about three years, is... 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 »