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question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience you have for all the questions you get and answering them in a comical manner on a non comical issue, I really do admire you. I have a question about some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment HIV infection. The Abbott RealTime HIV-1 Assay, made by ABBOTT Molecular, Inc., is an in vitro reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) on the... Read more »

False Negative on PCR Test? (GLORYHOLE ANAL SEX, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob - thanks so much for your terrific site. You are an inspiration to so many. It is an... Read more »

Mulder says the wooohooo is out there

I first want to say that you are an amazing individual. How you stay in such good spirits with all... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...acquire HPV, often within the course of early adulthood and without any symptoms. 3 Among MSM, it is transmitted through both protected and unprotected anal intercourse, and through skin-to-skin contact. Among heterosexual women, the vast... Read more »
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TESTING INFO

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...base line test, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and then a year. 3. High risk sex with a know POZ person. i.e. unprotected anal sex. Should test out to 6 months, but 13 wks should be conclusive for the most part. 4. If you have taken PEP. The... Read more »

PCR Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is PCR test and where can I get it done? Can it be done annonymously? How reliable is this test? I had heard that it produces a lot Read more »

Jocko's Story (again)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...but here it is again: On Dec. 30th, I was with a transvestite sex worker. I received some oral sex, and we decided to have anal sex. I briefly penetrated him for about 20-30 seconds without protection. After that, I put on a condom and... Read more »

Unprotected Sex with an HIV infected Female

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...female partner (4/5 times) who has today kindly anounced to me she is HIV positive. During those 4 or 5 times, we also engaged in Anal sex on one occasion. I don't believe, I had any cuts or sores on my penis at the time. Unfortunately I've... Read more »