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Dormant Std Caused By Bacteria

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Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Three quick points:1.Your HIV acquisition from a two-second kiss and some dirty dancing (no matter how sweaty) is essentially nonexistent. (See below.)2.Your seven negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable DNA PCR are definitive and... Read more »

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone.... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/Google.com reports. HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Virginal Women May Pick Up "Bad" Vaginal Bacteria

Dr. Sepehr N. Tabrizi and colleagues at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria found that women can acquire bacteria linked to a dangerous vaginal infection through oral sex or petting even if they have not had sexual intercourse. The investigators... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

A new study showed that HIV-infected individuals had very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could make their lack of immunity even worse. The researchers believed that the bacteria might directly weaken the digestive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: Infection Prevalent Among Female Army Recruits

Nearly 10 percent of female U.S. Army recruits tested positive for the bacterium that causes the STD chlamydia, according to a new study. Researchers from the Department of Defense, the Army and Johns Hopkins University also discovered that the... Read more »
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Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »

To Ny_Gal or others about std

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear NY_GAL
I took a gonnorea clymidia test at a Planned Parenthood in another state other than NY where you work. It was a urine test. The results negative I called to repeat the test and they said they wernt doing it antmore as it wasn't reliable.
EH... Read more »

STD's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you only get an STD from coming in IMMEDIATE contact with someone else's fluid, or can you say... sleep or have sex on the same bed where someone else had sex and still get it that way? Is it something you have to be doing with a partner at... Read more »

How soon to test for STD's

Posted by again, 1 Reply
So, how soon can one test for STD's other than HIV? Is 1 week enough so that if the tests come back negative, can rest? Read more »