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Casual Contact Negative At 3 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...will soon become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid test is positive. The WB can be...
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Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

This may sound naive but I was wondering, I have a new woman who just joined at our office and I believe she has HIV. Due to the fact she has been ill for a while as she has informed me, she has legions and other bruises all over her body, I don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2010I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause.Recently, I spent a weekend with a friend who is of unknown HIV status. (I do know that she recently - within the last two months - had unprotected sex with someone who is of unknown status as well). My question relates to my risk of... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...non-risk!Be well. Stay well. Stop worrying!Dr. BobOngoing fearOct 25, 2009I look forward to seeing my hiv+ friend when I return from months of working away from home and it gives us a chance to spend a few months together. We are ex partners and... Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...18, 2007 My father is a very promiscous man that likes to go to many strip joints and sleep around. He tested positive about 6 months ago and since then I' have lived in total panic. I'm afraid to have casual contact with him. Like every time I... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...90% of all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...were in the placebo group. So, people who have had a CD4+ cell count over100 and a low viral load for at least three to six months may be able to stop taking MAC prevention. You should think about restarting MAC prevention if your CD4+ cell count... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, is not available in doctors' offices, but should start arriving within the next few months. In MSM, a clear relationship has not yet been determined between a high DNA HPV load and the cell changes that... Read more »
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Multiple neg tests to 1 year ALWAYS conclusive?

Posted by NYFirefighter, 1 Reply
...Hello- I have been told by numerous docs that my multiple negative tests out to just over 1 year post exposure are conclusive. Still having lots of unexplained symptoms that Primary doc is stumped Read more »

3 month window period im the exception to the rule

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...my my lower back is killing me and this freaking sore throat does not wanna go away anyways Dr. Bob says that a negative at 3 months always trumps over symptoms each and every time i know im the exception to the rule the dermatologist told me... Read more »

SYMPTOMS AFTER 14 1/2 YRS ...TEST NEGATIVE

Posted by Anonymous
...followed by diarrhea in 3days, coated tongue in 3 weeks and sore throat after 8+ week. A doctor friend who screened my blood 5 months post exposure told me over the phone that i was negative which i felt difficult to believe. Recently after 14... Read more »

3 month Grand Finale

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut, 5 Replies
...Got some good news today. I have tested negative to HIV, HEP B & HEP C past the 3 month mark from the last risk. My white blood cell (lymphocyte) count is normal too so I won't be obsessing about the 6 month test. Read more »