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Semen on Bruised Arm - Should I Get Tested?

Hi Dr. Bob,I asked this earlier and didn't get an answer, but am getting really concerned. I got some semen on a bruise on my arm from a guy of unknown status. There were no cuts or scrapes, but I'm not sure if I should be getting tested. Do you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an increased HIV risk. HIV cannot permeate intact (even intact and bruised) skin. Consequently, if your skin was intact, HIV testing would not be warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV PCR by testing semen

Dear Dr,I took a HIV PCR test by testing my semen two weeks exposure. Do you think HIV PCR by semen... Read more »

Semen testing

I just found out I'm +, soon I'll have my vl and cd counts. I'm concerned about my semen, and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...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,... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be one of Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had unprotected oral sex with another male friend both giving and receiving about 3 weeks ago. when he came, some of his semen got into my nose. this past thur. i caught a cold which included a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had... Read more »

Bloody semen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...viral load, CD4, blood cultures, PSA and gave me a referral to a urologist and ordered an MRI of my head. At this time my urine tested positive for hematuria. Upon returning from a vacation in Las Vegas two weeks later, I received a telephone... Read more »

oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been in contact with this person and he has assured me of his status, but to me he is a risk. I took (at the county testing center) an oral (saliva) test at 6 weeks. How sensitive are these saliva tests? Are they able to detect what the... Read more »