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Herpes Testing And Glycoprotein G-based

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lab Tests for Herpes Often Give Wrong Results

A recent survey of laboratories performing herpes simplex virus (HSV) testing found many used blood tests that often give false results. In a proficiency examination of HSV testing, the College of American Pathologists sent 172 participating labs a... Read more »
Treatment Action Group and HIV i-Base

Preventive Technologies, Immune-Based and Gene Therapies and Research Toward a Cure

Table of Contents Introduction Preexposure Prophylaxis Microbicides Immune-Based and Gene Therapies Conclusion References Introduction The phrase "product pipeline" typically conjures up the notion of multiple experimental candidates... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Experimental NNRTI-Based Microbicide Gel Prevents HIV Infection in Monkeys

An experimental vaginal microbicide applied daily protected female monkeys against simian HIV (SHIV) infection, even hours after application, according to the authors of a new study. The gel combines zinc acetate and micromolar doses of MIV-150, a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV." If you did "guess" this, your assumption would be completely wrong! The facts are that... Read more »

My conclusions based on extensive research of the archives...

...is that my risks for infection are minimal, theoretical at best, for STI's like HIV, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.SCENARIO: Exposed penis briefly in contact with exposed vagina through grinding - no penetration, mutual masturbation with no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations! You get an A+ on your archival research project! I totally agree! Thanks for the Cliff Notes version of over a gazillion posts! Stay well!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Your Science-based website has convinced me I have HIV

I have a science and engineering background and I agree that nothing happens (biologically or scientifically) without a cause, as Dr. Bob would say. Since the data you give is scientifically based, I chose your site thebody.com to help me analyze...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Terrified Canadian Guy,I don't think you are going to like this response. However, since this is a science-based information site, I really have no choice other than to present you with the facts.1.Fact 1: You are definitively and... Read more »

herpes and hiv test

I have genital herpes and have over the years from time to time had a rash on my left wrist that I had always wondered whether it might be a herpes outbreak. My HIV status has always been negative and I had been celibate for 4 years. Recently,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is really important that you go to a doctor to have some of your questions answered. Rashes can be caused by so many different immune responses that it is impossible to tell if you are responding to an HIV infection. It seems that people... Read more »
Connect With Others

home based test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
are home based tests really accurate? i got a tattoo about a year ago and now i think i have a lesion on my skin. i'm kind of embarassed to go get tested.

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6/27, Austin, TX: PROTOCOL BASED HIV COUNSELING AT AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN

Posted by bartleby
PROTOCOL BASED HIV COUNSELING AT AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN NHTD 2012

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: National HIV Testing Day Protocol Based HIV Counseling
Where: AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road, Suite A, Austin, TX, 78752
When: Wednesday,... Read more »

base rate/ rate of false positives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I know this is a serious site dedicated to helping people with serious problems, and that this question is kind of out of place, but if someone could help me out I'd really appreciate it. I need to know the base rate, rate of false positive... Read more »

MOM IS THREATENING TO COMMIT SUICIDE BASED ON MY RESULTS

Posted by BahamianQT, 4 Replies
I am a teenager that is experiencing difficulties in diagnosis due to conflicting test results. My mother told me that she would probably try to kill herself if it turned out that I was in fact infected with the virus. She even told me that she did... Read more »