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Dried Semen Should I Get Test For HIV

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Afraid after using a handkerchief that contained semen stains

Recently while staying in one of my friends room, I accidentally used a left over handkerchief to clean my penis after urination. Later I found that the cloth was hardened full of semen stains [mostly in dried state]. Im really worried after this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit... 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 »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34 yrs. I have been married for 4 years. I have no kid. Last week we had consult Doctor. He has asked me to take Semen Culture test. As he has analysis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A routine semen culture test is not designed to detect HIV. Your doctor is most likely looking for a bacterial infection, possibly prostatitis.My Read more »

Little worry

I have sex with my boyfriend who has HIV. Although he use condem eveytime, I still little worry about it. I want to know if just ordinary blood text would show any indication that I have or not have got HIV. Another question how long will the HIV...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...boyfriend is HIV positive, you should get a HIV test to see if you have acquired HIV from him. "Ordinary" blood tests do not test for HIV. You must consent to get a HIV test done. I would suggest you go to a public health center or your doctor so... Read more »
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...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 »
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How HIV Is Spread

...antibodies when the semen is collected. The semen is then frozen. The donor is required to come back after six months for a second HIV test, to confirm the initial HIV screening. The semen is not used before the procedure is completed. Mother... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

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HIV and Safer Sex

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Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...since my cold started.) it so happens, i see my cancer dr. next monday for my 3 month check up. i plan to have him give me an hiv test. i am not into anal sex at all and only engage in unprotected oral sex with different partners from time to... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...again and it was negative again. this july i went on treatment for my hep B using pegasys interferon. i plan to take another test for hiv this month, six months after exposure just to be 100% sure. my questions are: 1. will the pegasys treatment... Read more »

Still Worried after 2 years

Posted by Anonymous
...negative after 5.5 months. I know I should probably listen to what the doctor says but I really don't want to go in for another hiv test. Is there still a good chance that I could still have HIV after testing negative after 5.5 months? Thanks in... Read more »