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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Getting Head

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...not infected with HIV unless you are 100% certain that you did not engage in any risky behavior and that you were not exposed to any HIV-infected fluids. The only way to know for sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual...
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question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience you have for all the questions you get and answering them in a comical manner on a non comical issue, I really do admire you. I have a question about some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 individual samples is tested individually (using the usual serological testing methods). NAT is expensive, which is why it's run as a pooled batch. NAT has been approved by the FDA in the... Read more »

"Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Hi Dr Bob,Please carry on reading! My previous post to you can be found at: have a bit of a follow up, and a couple of questions - *My dodgy bowel movements turned out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cleaned. Hasnt got better or worse in this time. Doctor now thinks it IS thrush and has sent off a culture & my blood for more testing (CBC, Glucose, Liver function, Kidney function, Hep B/C & HIV). I have not taken any antibiotics for since at... Read more »

Barber's Nick on head. Little Bleeding

Hey Dr. Bob, I received your card and CD for the donation i had made. Thanks. But i never got the answer to my question i had asked. :(I did go and got tested and it came out -ve. thank god.4.5 weeks back i went to my local barber shop and got my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent. Yes, they do change blades for each customer. Even if they didn't, HIV is very frail and does not survive very long outside of the body. Shaving foam does not have any antiviral properties that I am aware of.I'm not at all surprised... Read more »

Confusion Over RNA/NAAT Test

Dr. Bob,I donate every year and will continue to do so but hope you will answer this question. Had unprotected oral (giving/receiving with no ejaculation) and protected receptive anal; saw condom afterwards and not broken. Probably only need to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and Magnet have a great deal of experience and I'm not going to take issue with their policy other than to note this type of testing for routine HIV screening is not yet a "standard of care" recommendation. There is no doubt it's a highly... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...them at greater risk for injury. Many people have weak bones and don't know it. That is because bone loss often happens over a long period of time and doesn't hurt. For many people, a broken bone is the first sign that they have a bone disorder.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...mild to moderate rash, but the most common side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, headache, and abdominal pain. Laboratory testing for liver function should be done before starting therapy and patients should be monitored. Increased... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...idea: How about presenting it as an act of love? "You know, I really love you. We've been together for awhile, but we never got tested for HIV. I hate the thought that I could be putting you at risk, because I couldn't stand to hurt you. Why... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Is It All in Your Head?

...classifies impairment under three categories: asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI) with evidence upon neuropsychological testing of cognitive deficits; mild neurocognitive disorder (MND) with some functional limitations due to the... Read more »
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bit of advise please..

Posted by mineug
...Now I dont feel this normal, does it just mean that I am getting use to it, or that maybe its not working?? How long should I wait before goign for a new tests ? 6 months? Read more »

Just took the test......Scared

Posted by Anxious222, 2 Replies
...about what happens if it's positive. How do I tell my husband? He is aware of my anxiety but he dismisses it as all in my head and he might be right but I don't think so. I don't want to lose my marriage but I don't want to be in a situation... Read more »

Can't get it out of my head

Posted by kev2006, 5 Replies
After unprotected vaginal and oral with a woman about nine months ago, I've had thousands of symptoms and several anybody tests. The results were negative at 3.5 weeks, 7 weeks, 12 weeks, 5 months, 6 months and 8 months. Before the incident I was... Read more »

i think i really got it,without a doubt:(

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...your strengths and optimism gets me thru this evryday... IN MY HEART ALL YOU GUYS DESERVE MEDAL OF HONORS:)... sorry for the long post:( i just cant deal with this anymore...i just need somebody....THANKS AND GOD BLESS:) Read more »