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Proviral Dna Test And Gay Men

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...both the consumer and provider communities need to be educated. It is critical that MSM talk to their medical providers about their sexual orientation, HIV status and sexual practices. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that nearly 40% of MSM do not come out to their provider. 8 Those who are open about their sexual orientation often do not know enough about anal cancer to request a screening. The gay...
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Gay Poz and Gay Neg - want children. possible?

Dear Doctors,We recently found out that my partner of almost two years is positive...and after one month of treatment, he went from 8,000,000 viral load to 40. Yup, 40. The biggest depression for him is that he might not be able to have blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sperm washing combined with artificial insemination has been shown to be a very effective means for HIV-positive men to conceive while minimizing the risk to their partner and child. (See below.) I would advise you work closely with your HIV Read more »

Monoclonal B Lymphocytosis and HIV testing

Hi doctor Robert! I am from Portugal. I was diagnosed with Monoclonal B Lymphocytosis on August of 2008 after a regular annual blood checking. A total lymphocyte count of 4,400 was found at that time. I underwent a flow cytometry and there was 1,777...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-negative results would not be anticipated. False-positive results could be checked using a qualitative HIV PCR proviral DNA. If any confusion arises, an HIV specialist physician should have no difficulty sorting out unclear test results or... Read more »

please answer and how do i donate

if liver results are normal on standard lab test is fear of hepatitis c or b gone. and can testing at 6 months rule out hiv even if you have hepatitis c or b
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis i mean Hepatitis A, B or C coinfection with HIV delays the window period or is it only Hep C with HIV coinfection? Your comment on this will help me a lot. Thanks for your precious time. Please answer.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Your... Read more »

Potential frottage by impact?

For the past few months I've been paranoid about HIV and what would happen if I become gay. I am a married man and have no attraction towards men. To convince myself that nothing happens unless u actually penetrate, I decided to perform an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...straight:1.You've been paranoid about HIV and what would happen if you became gay, but you're a married man and have no attraction toward men????2.You then decided to perform an experiment to "drive away the fear of HIV" by moving toward a guy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...antiretroviral drugs are controlling the virus. Current guidelines (see Fact Sheet 404 ) suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Read more »
The Well Project

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

...the drugs are working, your viral load should go down. Ifthere is a problem, your viral load may go up. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possiblefor as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying... Read more »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my $260?... Read more »

gay men are more clever!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thats why im asking here.!i had like lots of tests,what is the chances of getting through bdna,dna pcr,and various antibody checks till 12months.would i be a freak if i converted now?would it be very rare.ive been unwell,with Read more »

Gman yo dint answer me! please!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...days after the exposure) and I will have the results next thursday. 1) Do you think that the PCR is a good sign? (90% of gay men is B subtype here) 2) Do you know about false negative results of a DNA PCR test (50 days after the exposure)? 3) If... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...testing is required after 3 months- both NY and Cali say a 3 month test is accurate. The SanFran Gay Org as well as the GMHC (Gay Mens Health Clinic) which is very incouraging : These states have the highest # of infected in the country-... Read more »