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Protected Anal Sex And Dna Pcr Testing

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PCR-DNA Testing, after safer sex

Dear Doctor Holodniy, I had protected sex using a latex condum with a female. After words she told me usually gets paid for this i.e. she escorts. I went crazy, can I get a PCR-DNA test at 28 days and be done with testing, or should I continue...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are no conclusive studies that have compared DNA PCR and antibody testing in acute infection. Although your exposure risk was low, you do need some kind of followup test. The approved test is serial antibody testing for 6 months. A DNA PCR... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Glaxo HPV Vaccine Protects Women From Anal Cancer

A large study by a team from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds the Cervarix human papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer caused by HPV, also offers strong protection against HPV-related anal cancer. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Event-Level Anal Sex and Condom Use During Anal Sex Among Adolescent Women

In the current study, the team set out to examine the distribution of and factors associated with event-level heterosexual anal sex, and of event-level condom use during anal sex, in a group of adolescent women. A total of 387 women, ages 14 to 17... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Failure of Serosorting to Protect African-American Men Who Have Sex With Men From HIV Infection

"Serosorting" refers to the practice of choosing sex partners or deciding whether to use condoms based on the perceived HIV status of a sex partner. The authors noted that the extent to which this practice protects African-American (AA) and Hispanic... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

The results of two research studies were released in 2010 (at the International Microbicides Conference) which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to... Read more »
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Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

RNA 9 days, Protected anal. New question.

Posted by nin1992, 1 Reply
So yeah, looking back on my other thread, the question was kinda hard to answer. Asked a few doctors and they all said the Hep B vaccine wouldn't affect the hiv testing but I'm just curious, at 9 days, how accurate is my testing using the RNA PCR? I... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an oral sex encounter in a gay bathhouse about 6 weeks ago. We both gave each other blow jobs without a condom. I came in his mouth...he did not cum in mine.

I have been tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc),... Read more »

Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »