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Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here who are trying to find information on HIV. I was diagnosed as positive a year and a half ago and you've been there since week one. So thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments!Regarding your negative top-gun stud, condom failure does place him at some degree of risk for HIV. Certainly that you are on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that has driven your plasma HIV viral... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »

Chances of infection

When my boyfriend and I broke up about 8 months ago I wasn't doing well mentally and I ended up having unprotected sex two times with someone I was talking to for about a week or so (he said he was clean and gets tested every 3-6 months). That...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
I would encourage you to go and get tested if you are still worried about possible infection. As by knowing your status you can relieve yourself of the anxiety you are feeling right now. Also in the worst case scenario if you are positive you can... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think that since we're both poz it doesn't matter, but I've heard otherwise. I'm the top, but I don't know if that makes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've heard correctly! It does indeed matter! Poz-on-poz couplings are at risk for superinfection (acquiring a different strain of the virus) and for other STDs that could make your HIV disease flare out of control. My advice is always to... Read more »
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Chances of infection?? Please help...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had only one encounter with a female sex worker. I did use a condom. We had sex thrice same night - each time with a new condom though. The whole encounter lasted about two hours. What are my chances???? Please help. It's about 33 days now. I had... Read more »

Want to know the chances I could be infected

Posted by holladr, 1 Reply
Recently, I (a 20-y-o female) engaged in two rounds of unprotected oral sex with an African American male who goes to my school. I asked him if he's had a lot of partners, and he'd said "not very many" and when I asked if he's had STI testing... Read more »

am i infected oral sex?9 weeks test?

Posted by dumbmistake, 1 Reply
HiI am 18 years old male heterosexual . Almost 10 weeks ago i had a gay encounter with an older person. I performed oral sex on him and he pushed his penis against my anus but failed no penetration only frottage. After 4 weeks and 4 days i had sore... Read more »

Chances of HIV infection

Posted by BrianJW, 1 Reply
I was obviously not very responsible in a recent sexual encounter and need advise on my chances of HIV infection. It was a routine encounter in a bar that ended in unprotected oral and vaginal sex (no anal). She seemed to be in a low risk group... Read more »