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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Touching An Open Scab

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Dr Bob. PLEASE HELP! My Mother caused this incident - AM I NUTS?

Dr. Bob,I am back for a quick return visit and a new question and another follow up donation. I have a similar experience from before but this is much deeper. After this, do you think I am nuts or messed up to think this way? I am having anxiety...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this will still give me a accurate reading. I don't need any false anything's at this point and time.Or should I wait and how long should I wait if I want to take this test. And should I stop taking everything for a few days. If so, how many... Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...have symptoms. HSV remains in certain nerve cells of your body for life. When the virus is triggered to be active, it travels along the nerves to your skin. There, it makes more virus and sometimes new sores near the site of the first outbreak.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...are being monogamous. HIV-negative people who agree to practice safer sex with each other for three months before they are tested again for antibodies to ensure they are both uninfected. After this time, they may decide to engage in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs. Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...sore from may 20-may 28. are these ARS symptoms? I didn't do PEP for any of these because my mom won't let me (i'm only 17). is testing or PEP warranted? n if a 6,7,8,9, or 10 week test isn't definitive but extremely encouraging, what's the... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »

possibilty of exposure

Posted by Anonymous
...I was not exposed because there was no penetration. Is this correct? What is my real risk based on the events? Is 11 weeks long enough? Should I test again at the end of the month? Read more »

Grinding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...intercourse. We kissed and she manually stimulated my penis for several minutes before stopping. My fingers did not enter or touch her vaginal opening, only briefly on the clitoris. While making out, she rubbed her bare vagina against my leg for... Read more »