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Sensual Massage Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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HIV Health Checklist

...and Kivexa. Testosterone levels: Low levels can cause weight loss, fatigue, sexual problems, and depression in men. The test should be done in the morning. If you are of African or Mediterranean background, you might be tested for low levels of the enzyme G6PD. This could cause severe anemia if you take certain drugs. Vaccinations See fact sheet 207 . NOTE: vaccinations will be more effective if your immune system is strong....
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Protected Top/ Chlamydia/ HIV poz bottom

Hello Dr. I was recently dating a guy who turned out to be a maniac. the first two weeks we moved in together, I was diagnosed with chlamydia. I dont know how i got it I have always used condoms, and to my knowledge, I have never seen a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including HIV.If you've had a significant exposure to a partner who is confirmed to be HIV infected, the CDC recommends HIV-antibody testing immediately (baseline), at three months and again at six months. HIV PCR RNA testing is generally not... Read more »

is HIV DUO test offered in US ?

Hi Doc,Is HIV DUO test offered in US.I had a blowjob from korean prostitute(massage girl), I am becoming thin(lean) these days, having night sweats, with rashes on my Back. she used condom and as far as i remember it did not break. But, because of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test for HIV-1 and HIV-2 with an HIV p24 antigen test. An HIV-antibody test plus p24 antigen is termed a 4th generation HIV testing assay. Fourth generation HIV tests are available in the U.S.; however, the particular one you mention (VIDAS HIV... Read more »

Testing Accuracy and Post test Risk? Please help

Dr.Rob, I have been doing alot of reserch and from that have become more anxious about my test result. Here is my story and question. I have visted fsw in the past and have had protected vaginal sex lasting only seconds.. I know.. Doest that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Yep.2. Nope.3. You're welcome! Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Be well. Continue to play safe and you'll stay safe.Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk from being fingered, testing need

A week ago, I received a sensual massage from a male. Right before he started, he informed me he was HIV +, and had been for about twenty years, but that his viral load (blood?) was undectable. All contact was "safe sex" (he gave oral with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...generally conducted on the outside of body cavities, right?The HIV risk from your "massage with benefits" is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted. By the way, since you're all lubed up, perhaps it's time for your yearly prostate check???Stay... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. ... Read more »
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How Do I Start?

...Complementary and Alternative Therapies Some people believe they have stayed healthier because they use traditional healing practices, massage, acupuncture, herbs, or other therapies. It is difficult to get information on how well these... Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...realistic. Some are pessimistic. Some providers are comfortable suggesting "complementary and alternative" therapies such as massage, acupuncture, or herbs. Others stick strictly to Western medicine. If you want a lot of emotional support, you... Read more »
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When Can I stop testing?

Posted by john00, 2 Replies
...massage(her in me without protectioin). I have also visited a call girl that perofrmed unprotected oral on me multiple times. I have tested since last massage at 7 months EIA negative and by PCR DNA negative. I have also had multiple other... Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. Read more »

Is testing needed, no judgements please

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...activity. From 1994 to 2002 I use to seek out the company of "ladies of the night." You get my drift. Everything from high class, to massage parlors, to street walkers and even a few trips to SE Asia. All sex was hetrosexual. During this span I... Read more »

waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
...This is consuming me, it's all I can think about. I keep thinking how dumb I am and why I would risk so much. I had sex at a massage parlor with a condom on just over a year ago. It wasn't even worth the experience. I would never do that again.... Read more »