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One Time Testing On Hiv After One Year Exposure

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HIV from one time exposure, no ejaculation

Hi. After being with the same partner for 5 years and ending it, 3 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a man I KNOW to be extremely promiscuous. This is the first time in my life I've not used a condom with a new partner, and I am really...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Since it was a one-time occurrence, the risk was low. To put a number on it... the risk for receptive vaginal sex is .08%, which is equivalent to 1 transmission per 1,250 exposures. I'm confident your 90 day test will be negative.In... Read more »


This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »

one-time vaginal exposure anxiety

About 5 1/2 years ago I (male) had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown status. The encounter was brief and she assured me following the encounter that she tests regularly for STDs. Because I suffer from anxiety and a bit of hypochondria,...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Since you were the insertive partner, it was a one-time occurrence and your partner believed herself to be negative transmission was unlikely. I am confident the results of your test will be negative.In health,Richard... Read more »

Will one test at one year suffice?

People on here are always talking about their "Panic-style" method of HIV testing. As many as five before the 3 month or 6 month mark. Thus, when you respond to them, you usually give them to whoo-hoo on the many negative results they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, absofrickinlutely! One negative test at 10 to 12 months is just as definitive as tests at three or six months. Any antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive. They can be considered... Read more »
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symptoms of HIV and ARS question one more time

Posted by rob422, 2 Replies
okay i can't find this question in the index.
i'm very new to this whole HIV scare. and i'm also finding out that everything i've read about HIV from other websites is misleading.

i don't really care about the possibility of my infection status or... Read more »

One Last Time

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi Guys,

I know you are fed up with me but you are the only people I can share my feelings with. I know you can not go with symptoms when it comes to HIV and best way is to get tested. Problem is that I am scared shitless and I need your opinions to... Read more »

one exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm just curious as to whether anyone contracted HIV after one exposure...I've had only one questionable incident, and I do plan to get tested after the appropriate time and although the odds are low for one exposure, I'm sure that some people have... Read more »

Is one test enough?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible exposure 11 years ago and have started freaking out the possibility of me being + for HIV. I took a test a year ago and it was neg but haven't been able to relax about it. I went to another doctor, (moved to another country), and... Read more »