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Having Sex During Period And HIV Testing

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Dear Doctor Bob, I am an old reader of this forum and you help me a lot. Ive donated in the past and I will donate for your foundation. I need your opinion again. I had an encounter with a boy. He gave me oral sex without condom (low risk?), deep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the fingering fingers is intact (not actively bleeding). I agree oral sex and condom-protected penetrative sex is low risk. Periodic STD/HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults, even those with only "low" risk.Dr. Bob Read more »

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get... Read more »

HIV/HCV coinfection from sex

Hello doctor. Over 7 months ago I had condom protected sex with a sex worker of unknown HCV / HIV... 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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative? with high HIV prevalence, and injecting drug use. A total of 13,290 HIV tests were performed during the three-year period. Among men who have sex with men, 55 (0.88 percent) of 6,194 tests were positive. Among women and heterosexual men,... Read more »
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Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). Read more »

Oral Sex (I am worried) PLS HELP

Posted by innocent2008, 2 Replies
...and i need someone to advice me... This is my story :- I'm living & working at Cameroon, and as mostly of people know that HIV is too much here as well as other African countries, and i made many relations here with women (normal or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies time high risk unprotected insertive vaginal intercourse with lady later found out she was +. She was about to start her period and some spotting was evident after intercourse. I thought I had all the ars symptoms even though they started 2... Read more »

What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...workers), 01 and 03 months after starting work. The objective was to detect HIV-1 using PCR in sex workers during the "window" period when their HIV antibody tests were still negative. Sixty-nine blood samples were PCR-tested at 00 month of which... Read more »