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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) 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, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , viral load predicts how easy it is to...
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Just found out I am pregant! Need help + $50 donation!!

I had went out with my gay friends to a club about 1 1/2 years ago, this guy that was dancing next to me was rumored to be HIV+. He swung his hand up and accidentally hit my lip and busted it pretty bad. I was bleeding inside my mouth, and my inner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...performed at LabCorp merely corroborated what we already knew: You are HIV negative! Not only are you "in the clear," but your HIV testing was highly excessive. (The Internet company looks legit to me and LabCorp is well respected.)I see... Read more »

Please help. Made a mistake and now worried sick

I'm a very happily married man who went off the deep end for a few days and now very worried from symptoms and stress. The following events took place. 1. I received a hand job and anal fingering (she fingered me) from massage therapist. No known...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or indeterminate. However, the viral load will be very high. 2.No. Your HIV-risk exposures were negligible at best. If your PCR DNA is undetectable, as I strongly suspect will be the case, you can rest assured that your "symptoms" are not HIV... Read more »

please help a guy who helps

cut guy. cut on hand found after leaving clinic that test for hiv using rapid hiv tests. last one out that day and was safe all day until touching door handle on way out. did not see blood on handle but hiv + people were there that day. i left at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...while sitting on a public restroom toilet seat and simultaneously getting bitten by a horde of giant mosquitoes at your HIV testing clinic. OK?Of course, your 7- and 14-day PCR-DNAs were negative. Care to take a guess what your 20-day... Read more »

I know u dont want to reply to me, but then whom should i ask my question???

Dr Bob,You are such a wonderful person, who is helping so many people world wide by answering their queries through You are a Godfigure to all of us.Sir, my exposure is that on 9th October i went to a prostitute. I opted for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation the three-month mark, but the reason to do so would be solely to put your mind at rest. In general, I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening, due to the incidence of false positives and the cost.As for my being a God figure . .... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... 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

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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Jocko's Story (again)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...prepared for the worst, but thankfully, my results came back negative and undetectable. However, my congestion,painful nodes, numb hands at night, small mouth sores .... persisted (and still do today .... although not as bad). I went to another... Read more »

Much advice requested!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply're still with me, I'm looking for help on the following: 1. Exposure - low risk? 2. Symptoms - any validity here? 3. Testing - I know that i need to wait 12 weeks for the Elisa test; is there any benefit at all in getting an interim Elisa... Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply made it absolutely clear that I could use any name I chose to. No ID was required when I went to have my blood drawn. * Tested on a Monday, was told that I could have the results in 5 - 6 business days. Called to check status as... Read more »


Posted by SCARED_CRAZY, 1 Reply
...would profously bleeding. and i being and customer service manager. went out to help her and tried to put BAND AID with bare hands with full care so that no blood from her wound can touch my hands... while washing my hands i realised that my hand... Read more »