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Condom Slipped And Dna Pcr Testing

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8 ELISA & 3 PCR tests after PEP (DOUBLE BAGGING) (USING TWO CONDOMS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Hw r u? am 28 yrs old south African. i had written u b4...bt didn't get reply...i know u r really busy helping ppl. pls this time reply me...i beg u.On the 30th of Jan 2008 i hada condom failure with a sex worker in Dubai. i used 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...making them more likely to break. This may well have contributed to your condom failure. (See below.)Finally, the post-PEP HIV-testing guidelines recommend an HIV-antibody test at three and six months post-exposure. You've had way too many tests,... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort... Read more »

old condom(could be expired)

Hi Bob, First of all I would like to donate some money to your foundation. I will do... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...idea: How about presenting it as an act of love? "You know, I really love you. We've been together for awhile, but we never got tested for HIV. I hate the thought that I could be putting you at risk, because I couldn't stand to hurt you. Why... Read more »
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Oral protected sex with uknown condom status

Posted by sinso, 1 Reply
...was broken or taste any precum during the oral sex. I went yesterday to a infectology doctor and he recommend me to take a PCR Cualitative. My biggest fear its that i read about this kind of test and its carry a lots of false positive. In the... Read more »

Persisent Symptoms vs. Tests

Posted by Warren1234, 2 Replies
...later symptoms of sore throat and groin and underarm swelling ensued. Swelling in underarms continues 3 months later. I have tested a lot: pcr dna at 4 and 7 weeks, - non-detected various antibody tests at 4, 5, 7, 8 , 11 and 12 weeks - all... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...obvious genital break out but my herpes-2 blood test came back positive. Moreover, I am worried about HIV. I have had a HIV DNA PCR at 2 months and two 3rd generation ELISA's at 11.5 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. People have different notions... Read more »

Test after 10 days

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for the antigen test. Am I infected with HIV? and what should I do other than waiting for the next 3 months and have my blood tested (of course not having any contact with anybody)? Please help me. Thanks Read more »