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Cut In Mouth How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...can infect other people. When your immune system responds, it starts to make antibodies. When this happens, you will test positive for HIV. After the first flu-like symptoms, some people with HIV stay healthy for ten years or longer. But during this time, HIV is damaging your immune system. One way to measure the damage to your immune system is to count your CD4+ cells. These cells, also called "T-helper" cells, are an important part of the...
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Worried Lad seeks advice in Liverpool

Hi Dr Frascino,I am seeking advice/help if possible. A few weeks back i met a lovely bloke and had a great date with him , we got on so well and he decided to tell me he was HIV positive but had it under control as was taking meds regularly for it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello T. Austin,Kissing is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. Oral sex, particularly insertive oral sex, carries only a very, very low risk. You can learn much more about HIV-transmission Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cutoff value (in your case, less than 0.90), then the test is negative. Whether the number is larger or smaller doesn't matter as long as it's less than the cutoff value. Negative is negative! As for nobody asking me these types of questions... Read more »

Dr. BOB! Help a Bio Student! Lotion, HIV, OPEN CUT?

Dr. Bob, So basically I'm trying to come to a rational decision so that I can get a whoo hoo from you for not freaking out and not thinking through whole situations. So, my roommate has just found out that he is HIV+. I didn't even know what to say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey College Friend,Relax Max. You're fine. Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Tell your roommate about this site. There is information here that he may well find very helpful. Read more »

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but being a dentist, I have had a few pricks during practice which happened around Jan/Feb last year. Also, I never had unprotected sex with any1 and ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cutoff value (in your case, less than 0.90), then the test is negative. Whether the number is larger or smaller doesn't matter as long as it's less than the cutoff value. Negative is negative! As for nobody asking me these types of questions... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fountain, a door knob, dishes, drinking glasses, food, or pets. HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long outside the body. Although contact with blood and other body substances can occur in households, transmission... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...friction by using a lot of lube to help prevent small cuts or tears in the vagina, rectum, or penis. Silicone-based lube will last longer than water-based lube. Because you're not using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...another source) that are infected with HIV do get ARS. However, the remaining 10% or 20% do not, and they proceed to the prolonged asymptomatic stage, when there are no symptoms at all. The term acute is the opposite of chronic. It means that... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...positive, but one can never be too sure. Furthermore, the time lap between her exit and my entrance of thes tall was barley seconds long, the virus if it was present would not have enough time to die and not pose a risk. I have been living with... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...guess my question would be..IF and that is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years... Read more »

Come to my rescue!

Posted by rescuemepliz, 5 Replies
...that I really liked. I didnt pick her up in a bar or anything. So we got talking and found out we were into eachother. Before long we were dating and two months later we had sex. We had protected sex twice in one night and I dont remember any... Read more »