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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Touching Tears

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before they reach orgasm. This isn't true, because HIV can be in the fluid that comes out of the penis...
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Penis Touched by pussy washed hands help me plz sir i am worried.

i am very sorry if i am disturbing you. but i am worried i am appreaciate if you can answer my question. even right now i am crying about my mistake. please sir answer my question please. i have a girl friend becasue i wanna know that can i get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative. Rapid tests provide definitive answers in as few as 20 minutes. This may be the quickest way to put an end to your tears!Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I had no risk, that would be OK? I also stopped in the dress shop to talk to the seamstress and she said it was a pin from the bottom of the dress that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dentist have the have an hiv+patient in the other room, walk directly into my room and use the same needle to inject me? How long can hiv live in a needle used by a dentist for numbing, even if the needle is recapped? Please, Dr. Bob, would you... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at dress shop). I have counted the days and wonder if 84 days is OK to be tested??? That would be 7X4=28x3=84. Would that be conclusive? I also would like to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...somethng. As we discussed before, I had a remote to essentially nonexistent exposure to hiv with the rubbbing of the eye with tears(no blood) during an eye exam. Another questioh, even if there were blood present, how much needs to get in the eye... Read more »

Why is HIV testing not compulsory?

Good Morning Dr Bob,My 3 months' waiting period is up and whilst I'm still working on getting my courage together for getting tested after several risky encounters with my Ex (thank goodness he's an ex now!!),I have been thinking much about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...too afraid to get tested that the alternative of not getting tested is a very poor option! (see below)I should mention we no longer use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as partially blown AIDS.Regarding prognosis,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...you are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even if you test negative. About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...lower costs, which is why their tests are free or low-cost. It is the transit (turnaround) time, not the actual test that takes longer. Some people with high anxiety about exposure may be tempted to use this faster service. Testing Issues... Read more »
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Testing Soon

Posted by bostontexguy, 4 Replies
...on the East Coast and an appointment to get tested at 7:00 PM. My hands are trembling as I type this and I am fighting back tears. I was going to wait the full 6 weeks but am testing at day 40 and yes I kept track of the days. I may change my... Read more »

23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
Hey, I am 23 and just found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me now with this virus, I have so many desisions to make i just cant decide what is... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...early in my infection. I have always had the best of care since my diagnosis and maybe that is mainly why I have survived so long; but I believe there are so many other reasons for my survival, beyond medicine. The meds are greatly improved... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »