PCR DNA Councellor
May 7, 2011
Dear Dr. Robert J Frascino
A Counselor asked to get a DNAPCR test. My exposure, I received a blowjob with condom on from CSW in Dubai. I told the councelor that heavy french kissing was done.
There was no anal or vaginal intercourse.
After reading your archive i felt my exposure dosent warrant a test. The counsellor said he has seen people getting infected with HIV via blowjob with condom on.
I have given blood for the test. Praying i would not be affected.
Whats is your opinion on
1) Counsellor assessment ?
2) Out come of my result - pcr dna ?
Thanks for taking your valuable time off in answering questions ignorant worried wells like me.
Response from Dr. Frascino
1. I disagree with the counselor's advice and recommendations! HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. The HIV-acquisition risk for unprotected insertive oral sex is very low. If a latex condom is used properly, that very low risk becomes nonexistent.
2. I also disagree with the counselor's recommendation to get an HIV qualitative PCR DNA test. This test is not approved for HIV diagnostic purposes. The gold standard for HIV-diagnostic testing remains an HIV-antibody test outside the window period. Your test result will be negative (undetectable).
My suggestion is that you find a more competent counselor!
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