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PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a "what was I thinking" unsafe encounter, I really stressed out. Sure enough, within three weeks, my groin nodes were inflamed. My doctor said, "No problem." Over the next two weeks, I began to get a discharge from my genitals, inflamed... Read more »

STD test "time table" ?

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 1 Reply
Hey, does anyone know at what point in time testing for STD is past the incubation period? I tested 5 days 'afterwards" and if that is not enough time -- would definitely test again.

Thanks in advance,

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STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If no visible STDs are present after a period of time after possible infection does that mean HIV although possible, is unlikely?

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Std???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
guess i wouldn't ask, but i saw information that "teeth marks" on my tongue could be indication of an STD. a week after possible exposure i had the penis swab and was found negative of all those, i was also given antibiotics to treat them incase i... Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »
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When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about the guy who got blood in his eye and you told him he needs a six month test too. When can you be 100% (or as close to it) confident you are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The three-month-versus-six-month-window-period question continues to be a QTND (question that never dies) with an ATNC (answer that never changes). It's also quite confusing to folks looking for very concrete answers where none exist.... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

Foot Fetish and STD's

Dear Maribel!! I have a concern: I have a foot fetish and it means I love to suck on women's toes. I have done that to 5 or 6 girls so far but I just worry this could be a risky activity. And in one instance, I received a foot job (masturbation...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You can get any blood borne disease if there is the possibility of open wounds or lacerations in your mouth and toes.Also definitely you can have contact with other organisms as bacteria and fungus.... Read more »

STD's and mutual masturbation

Hello Dr. Bob,It's with pleasure to have this opportunity to write you. I have read your column often in the past, and have learned a great deal from it. I am asking you this question, after completing the questionnaire on Thebody.com that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lorne,Thanks for your comment and questions. I think the confusion might be in the definition of mutual masturbation. If one defines it as two (or more) folks masturbating themselves at the same time ("mutually masturbating"), the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Clinic Closure Strains Area STD Testing

Following the December closing of the county-run Quiet Care Clinic in Stearns County, Minn., other clinics' personnel are reporting a significant rise in the number of patients seeking testing for STDs. Shut down late last year because of county... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: High Arctic STD Rate Raises Fears of Greater HIV in the North

A recent study found higher rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the Arctic than in Southern Canada, which could leave the region open to HIV. "It's definitely been going up in the North, and it's rather alarming at how fast," said Dionne Gesink Law,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: County's STD Detectives Track to Protect

Sedgwick County Health Department disease intervention specialists work to track down people who may have been exposed to STDs, offering testing and treatment in a bid to slow their spread. Their work is confidential, stressed Jason Ybarra, SCHD's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »