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How Quick Is HIV Transmission

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Very quick question about oral sex + piano (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2010)

hi! just want to ask you a very quick question, Dr Hansfield at Medhelp says insertive oral is essentially zero risk, but you say is NOT non-existent. . . . . it it because you know someone who got HIV that way? From what I have read there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried,Actually it's just a question of semantics. "Essentially zero risk" is not the same thing as absolutely no risk. Consequently my comments of "NOT nonexistent" could be consistent with "essentially zero... Read more »

Please help, quick question hopefully quick answer

Dear Dr Bob, Ilive in Oman. Getting decent advice here on HIV is virtually impossible. I was in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Mark National HIV Testing Day, Promote Use of OraQuick Rapid Tests

Leaders from the business, civic, faith, entertainment and media communities are joining together today to support National HIV Testing Day in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people to get tested, the... Read more »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

What is the significance of the FDA's approval of the OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid and the OraQuick rapid HIV-1 test for blood approved by FDA... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Must "Move Quickly" to Control Spread of HIV Because "Situation Could Worsen Rapidly," NEJM Perspective Says

Health experts are optimistic that China can control the spread of HIV, but the country must "move quickly" because "the situation could worsen rapidly," Bates Gill of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Susan Okie, a... Read more »
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quick question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

lately i've done a STD test and result all negative, but my doctor has ommited my hiv test and i'm going bk for it. my question is, since my STD test a re all negative, can i say that the possiblility of testing hiv+ are lower since we say... Read more »

quick question... please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a sexual encouter 4 months ago. We had unprotected oral sex but protected intercourse. I had some symptoms after that, but I've had even more lately. I had 2 coldsores in a row and constant diahrrea for 2 weeks and I've lost about 3-5 pounds... Read more »

Quick Question.. What can you tell me??

Posted by limon12, 1 Reply
I know that the mucous membranes of the genitals are susceptible to HIV transmission but just how easily can infected blood enter your blood stream from contact with the tip of your penis through the urethra membrane? (No cuts or rashes on penis,... Read more »

OraQuick or at home testing methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi here is my sad little story and my request for some direction. Had unprotected vaginal intercourse a month ago with a gal whose status I dont know and cannot find out.

Two days later went to a Planned Parenthood in the city I was visiting and got... Read more »