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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-seronegative participants, only 66 men (2.3 percent) have died (A. Munoz, MACS, personal communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients with AIDS with few exceptions. HIV has been repeatedly isolated from the blood, semen and vaginal...
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Cunninglus and Fellatio

Hey Dr. Bob, J here. I posted a question last friday and haven't seen any response so I figured I would post again. Met with prostitute from online and gave cunninglus 5-10 min. and received fellatio 5 min. With the cunninglus I only sucked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or interfere with HIV test results.2. Perhaps, however, it's a moot point, because your highly excessive HIV-antibody and DNA PCR testing is conclusive. 3. The HIV-acquisition risk associated with cunnilingus is extremely low.4. Yes.5. Based on... Read more »

Dr. Bob hates bad grammer

Hello Dr. BobI notice you correct peoples spelling a lot so I will try to spell everything correctly.I had an a possible exposure 5 months ago. Symptoms were macularpapular rash on stomach, thrush, muscle spasms, and swollen nodes in armpits that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are definitive, conclusive and excessive. Your negative status is further supported by your undetectable qualitative HIV DNA PCR at 2, 4 and 7 weeks and your undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA at 10 weeks.The possibility you are infected is... Read more »

thanks Bob. quick follow up..

Hi therethank you for your resoponse to my original query. (had an exposure of vaginal fluid to a cut)You make things very easy to digest, thanks for being so on the level. its so refreshing and different.I finally got round to my donation and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this forum. Consequently I'll respond only very briefly and refer you to the archives for more detailed information if needed.1.PCR testing (DNA or RNA) is generally not recommended for routine HIV screening due to the rate of false-positives,... Read more »

vaginal fluid,secretion and hiv infection

Dr.Judith,is there any difference between the vaginal fluid and vaginal secretion related to hiv infection? .thank you very much.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No, they both are referring to the same thing. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does ... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »

Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »

need an answer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...following tests: hiv antibody at 2 weeks (i know it was too soon but was too nervous to ask my family doc for something else) pcr rna at 4 weeks, and pcr dna w/eia at 8 weeks...all of which were neg. the symptoms finally dissapeared after... Read more »