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Rubbing Penis And Dna Pcr Testing

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HIV tests and boils on penis

Hi Doc,Condom failure during a sexual encounter with Russian CSW in Thailand around 28 days back. I have taken a HIV I & II Anti-body, P24 Antigen, NAT and PCR test at the 10 day mark and the results were negative.I wanted to know how reliable are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...administered only by a physician (not available online) and positive results require confirmation with standard Western Blot testing.A boil on Mr. Happy is never normal! Have your doctor check it out without delay!Dr. Bob Read more »

question to on a potential exposure, quick donation

Hello doctor, please help me. I am very worried and scared. I had oral sex with a sex worker on Feb... Read more »

Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in... Read more »
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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 »
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Condoms

...that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
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NEED OPINION, what do you think?!?1

Posted by hiimhere, 3 Replies
...encounters for at least 1 year ago and were protected minus BJ, my current relationship is same thing. my penis has probably rubbed against her vagina unprotected but never inserted. she is only 18, ii'm 21 .. i have no reason to believe she... Read more »

Pregnancy after negative 3 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and brief unprotected vaginal sex before putting on condom - with an Asian sex worker of unknown HIV status - in Asia). After testing negative at 5 and 11 weeks, and now waiting for the 13 week result, my girlfriend and I are mulling pregnancy.... Read more »

Clasic ARS symptoms-need help- going out of mind

Posted by BagDrag, 5 Replies
...Anybody I had protected vaginal sex with someone of unknown status. Between sessions I put my unprotected penis between her thighs an most likely came in contact with vaginal fluid. I am worried because the big guy was raw from the rubber Read more »

What was my risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...noticed a little blood coming out of my penis (induced from the rubbing). My penis seemed sore for several weeks afterward. I've tested negative at 6 weeks with ELISA but have some symptoms. Please someone tell me what my risk is. Read more »