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Purpose Of Papanicolaou Test

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The effect of HSV on HIV load for testing purposes?

Dr. Bob,I have genital herpes for a year now and 2 months ago I had sex with a female sex worker in mexico who took the condom off during sex to give me a BJ and then put my penis back in her vagina with no protection. My question is if I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fear not! HSV does not affect HIV ELISA test results. ELISA tests are not viral load tests. HIV viral load tests are not used for routine HIV screening. OK? You can learn more about HIV diagnostic and monitoring tests by accessing the... Read more »

Purpose of a genotype test to make me switch drugs

I recently saw a doctor for he first time who was adamant about me switching my meds, to the point... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

New Guidelines for Abnormal Pap Smear Results Combination Pap Smear and HPV Testing for Cancer Screening Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners and Cervical Cancer Risk Women More Likely Than Men to Disclose an STI HIV, African-American Women, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer and precancerous changes in the cervix, according to two studies published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , the Wall Street Journal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montana, Oregon State Ballots to Include Measures Concerning Use, Possession of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

Three state ballots on Nov. 2 will include measures concerning the use of marijuana, including two measures in Montana and Oregon legalizing the use or possession of the drug for medical purposes by patients, such as those living with HIV/AIDS or... Read more »
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Meditation for Health Purposes

Introduction Key Points What Meditation Is Meditation for Health Purposes Examples of Meditation Looking at How Meditation May Work Side Effects and Risks NCCAM-Supported Research References For More Information Introduction ... Read more »
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The purpose of this board?

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Please I implore you. Can this board return to a helpful advice forum for people who are awaiting to take an hiv test or who are awaiting results? I'll accept the criticism of those that want to dish it out, and I thank those that feel I have... Read more »

purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »

Infection on purpose

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello. Last year I hired a proffessional transvestite to make a transformation of me (im a man) in a woman. She is hiv positive. She without gloves apply make up to me, mascara, fake eyebrows, and lipstick. Most of the time I kept my eyes closed. Do... Read more »

I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »