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Having Sex During Period Should I Get Tested

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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 Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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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
...considered a risk for HIV transmission, assuming the skin on 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... Read more »

Can Oral sex increase window period?

Words cant justify the Job you are doing here helping ppl out of their miseries. Thanks for all the help you are providing us.I would love to donate for ur charity.Can i donate from an Asian country ...if yes...please tell me how...??? As for my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Can oral sex increase the window period? No, of course not. If it did most gay men in San Francisco would have window periods as long as the last ice age. Your HIV tests Read more »

HIV Testing period

I had sex with a guy that was infected and the condom came off during the sex. I quickly pulled out. This was in the end of December 2006. Would like to know if i have to wait a whole 6 month or can I get tested in March (3 months)? Thanks you.
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 »

How long till I know I am in the clear

My wife died of AIDS in Oct. of 2000 and it was April of 1999 that we last had sex (protected). I have been having periodic testing, the last being May of 2003, and the results are negative. My daughter is almost 7 and she also tests negative. How...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, I believe you can "put the matter to rest" in terms of your concerns about having been infected from your wife. Enough time has lapsed since your possible exposure from her for you to be reassured that you or your daughter were not infected. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

... The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

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

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

...the health care setting to learn their HIV test results, the researchers described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors before testing. All HIV tests between January... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...information fortreatment decisions now and in the future. In fact,viral load tests are most useful when you haveseveral taken over a period of time. If you're considering treatment, you shouldknow that anti-HIV drugs have side effects,which are... Read more »
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Anal sex

Posted by joey4god, 2 Replies
... I was with onenight stand girl she wanted anal sex and we didnt use any condoms when will good time period for testing. after this risk Read more »

False Neg's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Access and two different counselors told me that false negatives only occur if the person has not tested outside the window period (which they consider 6 months). Is that true? Has anyone ever seen a false neg? Read more »

Not an HIV question, but an STD one... please help

Posted by Anonymous
...I got tested for Hepatitis C 10 months after having unprotected sex with a girl right after her period. The antibdoy test came back negative, but I wonder if it is advisable to get a second one Read more »

Should I test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had sex in Asia with a prostitute who was on her period. Condom was used for the entire time of the event. Do I need to test? When I started thinking about it, I of course notice Read more »