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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

... Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will Eventually Have an HIV Vaccine? How Much Will Microbicides Cost, and Will People Be Able to Afford Them? What About Nonoxynol-9 (N-9)? Taking Care of Yourself What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are new products being developed to reduce the spread of HIV and other...
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STD Testing

If I test positive for STD gonorrena, syphilis does my doctor report it to the health department
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, some sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV and syphilis, are reported to the health department. This helps epidemiologists keep track of how the epidemic is spreading and where new infections are occurring. It also helps in... Read more »

terrified

Dr Bob,Seven weeks ago I had my first m2m experience. Before we did anything he told he was STD free. We started with me performing oral on him. I put on a condom, I assume it didn't fail-leak, and enetered him for about two minutes but lost my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing is generally not recommended for routine HIV screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical concerns and cost. However, your negative PCR at seven weeks corroborates our strong suspicion that you did not contract HIV from... Read more »

Web links to locate no charge STD testing, no appointmentneeded.

Your partner and you want to locate via the INTERNET where you bothcan walk in without an appointment to get tested together for allsexually transmitted diseases including HIV human immunodeficiencyvirus, tuberculosis and immunized for hepatitis B...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are asking about are available at all clinics. Many (but notall) clinics that do HIV testing, also provide services such as STD testing,TB testing, and immunizations. Always call ahead to determine if anappointment is required, what services... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Campaign Urges Testing

...off popular mobile and Web slang such as "OMG" (Oh My God) and "LOL" (Laughing Out Loud). In 2009, the campaign helped boost STD testing among young people at Planned Parenthood clinics, including a 36 percent increase in male patients and an 18... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Workers Can Be Screened Too Often: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Victoria, Australia

... Licensing requirements in Victoria, Australia, call for commercial sex workers to undergo regular STD testing. However, the incidence and prevalence of STDs among licensed sex workers are very low because condom use at work is almost universal. Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more costly and used less often than antibody tests. There is also a new combination virus/antibody test that was approved... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...position of the codon. The second letter (N) is the code for the "changed" amino acid in the mutant sample. Genotypic testing costs about $250. Results come back in about two weeks. Genotypic testing is the preferred method for people having... Read more »
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STD TESTING>....... HELP!

Posted by GSAstudent
Hi, I am currently studying product and service design at Glasgow School of Art. I need people to tell me there experiences of STD Clinics. Tell me how you felt about the procedures and what you feel would improve the overall experience of getting... Read more »

blew second chance

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...talk to. I believe I blew my second chance at life. About 4 months ago I was a victim of a violent crime which could have cost me my life. I was robbed and assaulted in my home. Death was at my door when then gun was put to my head....I was... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV? Read more »