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Pubic Hair And HIV Testing

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Ask the Experts

One eyed pirate

dear doctor Bob,I would like to ask if i should be worried and if i need to test.I went out with some friends at a restaurant and went to wash my hand at the restroom before eating,while i was about to wash my hands i pressed the soap dispenser and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not unless you decided to have unsafe sex with the hottie washing up at the sink next to you.3.No, because I do not feel HIV testing is warranted. If it were warranted, yes, you would have to wait until the three-month mark for a definitive... Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really... Read more »

HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...moreinformation on HIV, go to the section on TWP website called HIV: TheBasics . Pubic Lice ("Crabs") Pubic lice live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted by skin-to-skincontact. They can also be spread through infected clothes and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

...projects in Uganda with African hair. It works on fine hair. It works on gray hair. One thing is that people ask can we use pubic hair for these measurements. And we don't' think that those are going to be useful because hair in those areas... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...viral load test, click here . To read more about viral load, check out our collection of articles . HIV Drug Resistance Testing Besides a CD4 count and viral load test, your HIV specialist will look at your overall health with a general... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...make you think that a treatment is valuable even though there may be no proof that it works. The treatment was discovered and tested in another country , or is only available outside the US . Certainly, valuable treatments are developed and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Infection vs anxiety and test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had a low/medium risk encounter (had proctected sex, but during foreplay my penis touched her pubic hair, and had oral sex unprotected for small time). since then i exprienced tyrhoid inflamattion (difficulty to breath), light abdominal Read more »

folliculitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thing on my leg scares me. It's not a bug bite.... I don't know what it is, and I know folliculitis can be linked with HIV. I tested, but am still worried. Read more »

DONT SHAVE PUBES

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the abrased skin are an entry way for hiv...it is now proven Read more »

I am going crazy ..plz help me(Gman, Telsa)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...idiot. I had sex with this guy I met from New York and I am going crazy. Back in April, I had pain time to time in my bikini pubic hair area and it wasn't a on-going pain..it just came every now and then. Like in the shower when I rubbed the... Read more »