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Giving Oral Sex And Dna Pcr Testing

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PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Five More Days to Go,I don't recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening for several reasons: 1.It's not approved for this indication.2.It has a significant rate of false-positives.3.Cost.For Read more »

Confusion about New York State Testing website

Dear Dr. Bob,With all of the disinformation circulating on the web, you are a godsend.I live in New... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my... Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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Oral Sex with Call Girl

Posted by sbud555, 2 Replies
...shots buddy said lets get call girls. I blacked-out for most of the ride back to the hotel but remember getting unprotected oral sex. I don't know if I did anything other than that, but later talked to the call girl who said we did not have sex... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had an oral sex encounter in a gay bathhouse about 6 weeks ago. We both gave each other blow jobs without a condom. I came in his mouth...he Read more »

Giving vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I gave vaginal oral sex and french kissing to a stripper and now I worried that I may have contracted HIV. I was tested at 10 & 28 days with the Read more »