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Rare Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia Confirms Case of Rare STD

The confirmation of a case of a rare and potentially serious STD in an Atlanta man has prompted health officials to urge men who have sex with men to take precautions against this and other STDs. In a statement on Friday, the Georgia Division of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

First Cases of Rare STD Reported Among MSM in United Kingdom

The first cases of a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, have been reported in the United Kingdom, with health officials reporting 34 cases among men who have unprotected sex with men by mid-February, according... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Officials Urge MSM to Practice Safe Sex, Abstinence After Two Local Men Diagnosed With Rare STD

New York City health officials on Wednesday urged men who have sex with men to practice safe sex or abstinence after two local men were diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, the Long Island ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

RARE HIV STRAINS INTO PERSPECTIVE

Hello Ryan, thanks for all the insight. You do a valuable service! There seems to be a lot of worry on this forum regarding rare strains of HIV to include HIV-2 as well as the O & N strain of HIV-1. Wouldn't it be safe to say that if ALL...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Yes, there is a lot of worry on this site about strains of HIV that might be undetectable by standard antibody or viral tests on the market. Understandably so. After reading some of the following information, I hope that people's fears will... Read more »

Rarely asked Questions

Hello Dr. Frascino !I may have some rarely / or newer/ asked questions about rimming. I have try it out with a female sex worker (in Vienna) and i m for long time diabetes mellitus (type one) patient. I wanted to ask you if it is now possible that i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Robert.Actually questions about rimming are quite common! See link below for a small sample of what can be found in the archives.It is possible to contract a variety of illnesses from rimming without a barrier. These would include hepatitis... Read more »

Dr. Conway - "rare cases" expert - PLEASE help me! (no response from "Safe sex " forum)

Dear Dr. Conway, Firstly, thank you for this web side it helps me a lot during this hard time. Sorry for my English, but I am not native speaker (I am from Hungary).My case is quite complicated. April 20: relatively low risk exposure mutual...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I think you need to believe the results of your HIV tests and move on. The one and only other test I would do is a CD4 count, to make sure that we are not missing one of the extremely rare cases that could be missed by the excellent HIV tests you... Read more »

Follow Up: Rarely Asked Questions

Hello Dr. frascino! Firstly, i will thank you for the answer-it helps me to know what risks carry rimjos. And, i m afraid. I read just in internet about intestinal parasites-really scarry , terrible... I forgot to mention, that i didnt rime the girl...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The odds are that you didn't contract any parasites. I mentioned it only as a possibility, not as a certainty. As for the type of parasite someone could contract from rimming, that would depend entirely on the type of parasite(s) your... Read more »
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6 month is rare to seroconvert

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months... Read more »

Now the rare persons is changed!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you read this "UPDATED" information from The CDC you can see that they have changed their position on the Window Period. Before they answered that persons can take 6 months to develop Antibodies, Now they are stating that the RARE persons take up... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently diognosed with a STD that I received from receptive oral sex. I keep reading that people with STDs are more likely to contract HIV whikle I also read that it is very unlikely that a person would contract HIV from receptive oral sex.... Read more »

Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »