Oral Sex Elisa

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Hi Dr. McgovernI would like to say thanks for working hard for many people. I love the things that you have done.I am a man from Thailand. I had unprotected oral sex with an American man(unknow his status on HIV) about 5 mins in June 2007. Next day,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV risk is mainly from traumatic sex or sex in the context of genital ulcers. I would not expect you to get hepatitis C from oral sex.As far as I know, the only recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control for testing for HIV after 12... Read more »

How to donate? Please answer me

Hi Dr. Bob I would like to say thanks for working hard for many people. I love the things that you... Read more »

Please Publish

I was the same guy who wrote yesterday that I had oral sex and my Elisa came out positive. After 2... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...the actions taken against you), that put you at risk. Answer the following questions: Have you ever had vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom? Have you ever shared needles or syringes to inject drugs (including steroids or hormones)? ... Read more »
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HIV Testing

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Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
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testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
...Why do the experts(on this site anyway) suggest that testing for HIV is not even recommended if unprotected oral sex is the person's only possible risk? Yet there IS still a chance that HIV can be contracted this way? Surely it would be (a Read more »

elisa test five years latter

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After five years of my last low risk relation (oral sex, no cum), I made me a elisa test last week, it was negative, My question is Im HIV-? Read more »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exposure was vaginal sex with sex worker used condom but it fell of and i continued for about a minute and then she performed oral sex. elisa negative at 3 weeks how valid is it and is there a window period for herpes or other std's? can the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had insertive unprotected oral/sex with a women of unknown status. i had a elisa done at a 1 1/2weeks, a p24 done 7 weeks, and again a elisa done at 15 weeks all neg. should i get another test done at 6 months Read more »
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