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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Anal Fingering

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HIV Testing 101

... Is It a Risk? How risky are certain activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality Blood Testing Docking Fingering Fisting Frottage or Rubbing Kissing Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission
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Anal Cancer

I'm 56 y/o & I've been HIV+ for 25 years. In the year 2008, I was diagnosed with "NIA 3, Intense Dysplasia in the anal canal". I get an anoscopy every year to follow up. The last one reports Dysplasia with signs of HPV infection.Can I use the HPV...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...different methods of detection. They are researching three forms of tests: an anal Pap smear (where the doctor swabs an area of the anus to remove surface cells), an high resolution anoscopy (where a doctor uses a special microscope to look at... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Viral load tests also are used when there is a substantial risk for HIV infection from high-risk encounters such as unprotected anal or vaginal sex. HIV viral load tests are not widely available for this purpose, largely because of the cost... Read more »

False Negative on PCR Test? (GLORYHOLE ANAL SEX, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob - thanks so much for your terrific site. You are an inspiration to so many. It is an incredible resource. I recently had an "unexpected" MSM encounter in an adult bookstore. I say "unexpected" because I got onion rings when I thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the archives just to show you that you are not alone in getting "onion rings" while in an adult bookstore.Dr. BobUnconsenting Anal Top Needs PLEASE HELP Oct 3, 2010I was feeling horny, and stressed (moving across the country this week). I've... Read more »

Anal Exams

I was diagnosed with HIV+ 19 years ago. In 1995 I had excision of HPV lesions in the anus and approximately 7 years ago had a couple of lesions removed in the doctors office. I have never had a low CD4 count and to my knowledge no detecable viral...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...There are no guidelines currently set about anal cancer diagnosis. But many doctors are referring their patients to colon-rectal surgeons every two years or so to get high resolution Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...once a year. Test in the morning after fasting overnight. Pap smear (See fact sheet 510 ): Tests for abnormal cells in the anus or vagina. Test at baseline and once a year, or more often if abnormal cells are found. The cervical Pap smear is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...growth known as dysplasia. Dysplasia can develop into various cancers in men and women. Dysplasia around the anus is called anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN). Anal intraepithelial neoplasia is the development of new abnormal cells in the... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...actions (or the actions taken against you), that put you at risk. Answer the following questions: Have you ever had vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom? Have you ever shared needles or syringes to inject drugs (including steroids or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat,... Read more »
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anal sex -- condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a little freaked out. I'm a straight guy that met a nice gay guy. After some discussion, I decided to venture out and try anal sex with him, with me penetrating him. After some drinks we turned down the lights and started. After some thrusts,... Read more »

Really worried. Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I am a 23 year old gay male and I stupidly got drunk one Saturday night two months ago and had unprotected anal sex (I was the bottom) with one of my friends. He did ejaculate inside me, so I know this increases the risk. We never did Read more »

ENOUGH TESTING?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I WAS WITH A GUY TWO YEARS AGO, DO NOT KNOW HIS HIV STATUS. WE HAD ANAL SEX WHICH I REGRET NOW. I HAD A ANTIBODT TEST 6 MONTHS AFTER THE LAst time I WAS WITH HIM . AM I OKAY AND THROUGH TESTING, PLEASE Read more »

StillWaitingAndWorryed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am positive given all the scenario. The sad part is I was really careful. I still can't believe this guy would finger my anus with him cum even after I said I didn't do that and only liked to masturbate. How can I deny all the evidence. I... Read more »