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Cut In Mouth Should I Get Test For HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...to avoid diseases that are spread by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post...
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trush, dry mouth and throad

Hi Doctor how are you? i hope u doing welli donate last year $ 100 and i;mgoing todonate again next weekI need your help againI went to hotel with sex worker 7 months ago, i didn't have sex with her i was full clothedI was trying to be very safe so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), despite what you may have read on the Internet. Based on the episode you describe, HIV testing would not be medically warranted. However, if you remain worried, despite my reassurance, getting a single... 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
...first time in my life that it happens. coincidence?? see i hate my mind for making those questions), so she told me to get an HIV test (blood taken just 3 weeks after the experience), a syphilis and a hepB test All the hepatitis b, syphilis and... Read more »

CDC's definition of 'exposure'

Hi Dr. I feel I have been living in the 'window period' for the last two years of my life. I am a straight male. Everytime I get a test and feel I can be satisifed with the results, something else happens. For example, I went out with some friends...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Fifteen HIV tests within the last two years are highly excessive and completely unwarranted.Your current fears are not justified. Your HIV risk Read more »

VERY VERY WORRIED!! Priest with large open cut gave communion.

Hello Dr. Bob, Thank you for your time and for providing all the valuable information to some very worried an anxious people, including myself. I have read the forum on food and not getting infected, but most has to do with cooking food or blood in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are completely unwarranted. If HIV were the easy to contract, it would have wiped out the planet long ago. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted, OK?Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been together so long that s/he would take it as an insult." New idea: How about presenting it as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

... How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV positive oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there, Basically I feel a little down right now cause a close friend of mine (ex gf) is being tested for HIV and I feel bad for her because she is so worried. She had unprotected sex with 2 long term partners no condoms. She is feeling sick... Read more »

Oral sex and gingivitis?

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...used condoms which didn't break. I'm worried a little because I have panic disorder and am a hypochondriac. Does this warrant HIV testing? Is the risk great or should I overlook it? We always use condoms and she seems to be responsible about... Read more »

cut during oral

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...gotten the virus, but only a test will tell for sure. Does anyone have any similar stories like this and the outcome of any HIV test? From all that I have read, it is very difficult to transmit the virus. But even coupled with the odds of... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...specific test, such as the Western Blot. Are those tests really accurate? You may have heard about problems with early versions of HIV tests, which gave many people inaccurate test results. But tests have been improved. In 1990, 1.5 out of every... Read more »