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Extended nipple sucking and possible HIV transmission if blood present

Dear Dr. Bob. -- thanks a million for this service. You have my donation too. I read through the "nipple/hiv transmission" section, but found no similar scenario as mine. I went to a massage parlor where I met with an older sex worker in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). In other words relax Max! Noshing on hooker boobs (even for protracted periods of time)is not considered an HIV-transmission risk. If my... Read more »

Exposure to Blood from a possible Infected Person

Good Day to you Please Can you help me with a few Questions.I have had a possible HIV Exposure and... Read more »

Possible causes of false-positive home blood test

Hi, I'm about to take my first HIV test, and plan to use a rapid blood test (Home Access... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening to create drug-resistant strains of the virus, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Those few patients who can afford... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Explores Possible Risks of HIV Transmission Despite Successful Treatment

The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents replication of HIV in the blood; however, a recent study indicates that shedding of HIV may continue in semen, so individuals undergoing ART can infect others through unprotected sexual intercourse. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: AIDS Emergency Period Extended

Zimbabwe has extended the declaration of emergency on HIV/AIDS by a further five years, according to the Government Gazette, quoting Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa. "The Minister hereby declares an emergency for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to Possible Cure

Current HIV/AIDS drugs work by reducing the virus to undetectable levels but cannot eradicate it. Instead, HIV lies dormant in immune-system cells unreachable by medicines. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Howard Hughes Medical... Read more »
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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

Going crazy over possible infection

Posted by insano, 3 Replies
I had an incident at a HIV testing clinic that has got me paranoid to whether or not I may have contracted the HIV virus. I had a finger-prick blood sample taken and tested with the Clearview HIV rapid test. The result came back negative but for... Read more »

Some interesting info about the WINDOW PERIOD...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi, ive been posting some messages for a while in this forum. This, I think, will be the last. I wrote a message to a very important hiv prevention and information organization in France, sponsored, endorsed and authorized by the government of... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Everyone,
My Names is Niclas and I lives in Sweden. In Sweden we have 3 month for HIV test and no more testing is needed after That. We had 6 month in the beginning and then changed it down to 12 weeks and NO ONE have taking longer than this. If... Read more »