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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...active and cause outbreaks several times a year. This is called a recurrence, and infected people can 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. Recurrences are generally much milder than the first outbreak of genital herpes. HSV-2 genital...
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Potential anal exposure; on PEP. Chance of me remaining negative?

Hello Dr. Bob,On 9/6/09 morning I was having anal sex with a fuckbuddy, me being on the receptive end. We were using lots of lubes and condom and things were going smoothly. We decided to take a break, so he took off his condom and we were making...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only possibility of infection then would involve your buddy still being in his window period (recently HIV infected but still testing HIV antibody negative). The odds of this actually being the case are remote at best.Thanks for reminding folks... Read more »

Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...take many years to go from high-grade AIN to cancer, and in the past, this wasn't as big an issue because people didn't live long enough. But now that people are surviving, and surviving in a healthy manner, and not being screened for their... Read more »

what is the effect of long term use of PEPS?

I am Hiv Negative and my boyfriend is positive.since meeting my boyfriend 5 months ago ( june 2009) the condom has broken every month (at least 3 out of 4 times) that we use condoms despite following instructions on proper use of condoms and using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condoms available on the Canadian market is sampled and tested. Unsatisfactory lots are removed from retail sale and follow-up testing is performed to ensure product efficacy.Imported condoms must be accompanied by documenta- tion demonstrating... Read more »

gay men access to Gardasil?

I'm recently out of the closet, and have had very few sexual encounters so far. I realize that I might already be infected with some strains of HPV even after one or two encounters, but still it seems to makes sense that I get vaccinated for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(CMV), might also help fight HPV. A new drug called HspE7 has shown benefits in early research. HPV infection can last for a long time, especially in people who are HIV-positive. Dysplasia and warts can return. They should be treated as soon as... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Safe(er) Sex When thinking about "safe" sex, it is important to realize that risk from various sexual practices often falls along a continuum, rather than having a clear safe vs. not safe boundary. Throughout this discussion, we will refer to... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...direct link between cervical cancer and HPV has been known for some time, and gynecologists typically perform a simple HPV test along with the cervical pap smear. That test is not able to categorize the exact strain of HPV that women carry. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...world. Even if you don't have health insurance, you can get free HIV treatment and if you take care of yourself, you can live a long and healthy life. Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...boils or anything else apart from the itch. Could this be ARS or just a result of stress? Should I test for HIV? Sorry for the long post but please help me before I completely lose my mind. Read more »

Tested Once - ARS related symptoms?

Posted by bbny, 2 Replies
...I never ejaculated, even with the condom on because I was immediately terrified about the condom breaking. I don't know how long I may have been exposed somewhere between 15 seconds to 60 seconds or so. The status of the woman was unknown as it... Read more »

big mistake help!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a few experiences about 4 to be exact with diferent guys. With 3 of them we just did mutual masterbation and my penis touched there anus a few times but did not penetrate at all just from the outside. But on the fourth person i penetrated... Read more »

I Dont know WhaT To Do!!!

Posted by salvino, 4 Replies
...now its only the left one but at first the hurt but now i can't feel them unless i touch them! my question is if its been this long could i know start getting what is called ARS? Could these sign be becasue of HIV? I took a test im just so scared... Read more »