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Question about full STD panel time period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am getting into week 8 of my last possible exposure and I have some questions. I know that 3 months is the relative window for HIV and most STD's, but I need to and want to be caertain. I plan to test at 3 months, 6 months, and 1yr. I want to... Read more »

Full Blown Black Woman. Lookin for friends.

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Just 4 months ago I found out I have gone to full blown status after being HIV positive for an estimate of 13 years. Considering I am only in my early 30's. So I have lost out on so much in life yet I have gained alot. Im a professional african... Read more »

Lost my best friend, lover, and 2nd full-time job.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Just struggling through losing someone I spent 18 hours a day with for 10 years- the last 4 taking care of him as he got progressively sicker (hence the '2nd full time job').
The hardest part is the sense of emptiness that can't be expressed to... Read more »

Dr. Bob Frascino is full of it

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am posting this to bring to everyone's attention that I find Dr. Bob Frascino to be a very arrogant person and and irresponsible doctor as a result. He often laughs at people's suspicions that they may have contracted HIV or another damaging std... Read more »

std-need help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know of an std that starts with a y? I need to know. my ex forget the name but said it started with a y???please help

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interpretation of tests below? ex partner full STD workup, HIV positive.

I had unprotected insertive sex (I am the top) on 4 occasions with an individual who was unaware of his hiv status at the time, he had a full STD workup and was only found to have HIV. He said he believes he received it from his ex approximately 3...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThank you for a very detailed question and the my answer is brief. You are HIV free from this experience. The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other... 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. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... 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 »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »
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Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
Project Inform

CROI 2012: New Full-Regimen Quad Pill as Effective as Atripla

The new Quad pill keeps HIV under control as well as Atripla (Sustiva + Viread) in one study, and in another performs as well as boosted Reyataz. Compared to Atripla, the Quad showed fewer neurological side effects. It's very likely this new pill... Read more »
Project Inform

FDA Approves the New Full-Regimen HIV Pill Complera

A new combination pill called Complera was approved by the FDA on August 10, 2011 for treating HIV infection. The pill, taken once a day with a fatty meal, combines two NRTIs [tenofovir (Viread) + emtricitabine (Emtriva)] with the recently approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Sacramento's CARES Is Full-Service Provider to HIV-Positive Patients

The Center for AIDS Research, Education & Services (CARES) offers area residents who are HIV-positive comprehensive health care, including primary care, dental, and mental health. The services are free for the uninsured, while insured patients... Read more »