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Receiving Oral Sex And Dna Pcr Testing

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PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Five More Days to Go,I don't recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening for several reasons: 1.It's not approved for this indication.2.It has a significant rate of false-positives.3.Cost.For Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »

Testing/Time

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently had a low-risk exposure (receiving oral sex) and would like to find out as soon as possible my status. I know that receiving oral sex is a low risk, but until you are in Read more »

Worried about oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The other night I really messed up. I am a bi-sexual male. I received unprotected oral sex from someone whose HIV status I did not know. I found out later on that he had been with dozens and dozens of other partners. Read more »

PCR-DNA and RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I only recently had a "low risk" exposure (the receiver of unprotected oral sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA Read more »