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Fingering w/ blood on finger GO OBAMA!!

Hi Doc Gorgeous Bob:I had written to you a few years ago about my possible exposure. I fingered a Sex Worker and afterwords realized that I had fresh blood on the finger from a previous injury. After she left my room, I realized that the bleeding...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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Hi,I like your idea of camping out on your doctor's desk until he figures out what's wrong! Your story points out a very important point. You continued to feel like crap despite multiple negative HIV tests, fearing that you might still be positive... Read more »

weakly reactive rapid test

Dr Bob,Sorry for the confusion. So I had 2 possible exposures latest 1 month ago and previously >6months ago. so After the second exposure I had mild symptoms (fever, sore throat and maybe rash & diarrhea). So I took DNA PCR 1 day after the onset of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your timeline is still very confusing . . . . "DNA PCR 1 day after . . . ," "DNA PCR done on day 11 . . . ," etc.Here's the bottom line. A positive rapid test followed by a negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test! DNA PCR... Read more »

Is it safe for me to go on a diet

Had a risk 1 week ago. Handjob from stripper after she had been fingering herself. I am worried that if she had HIV, going on a diet might affect my chances of seroconverting as I will lose strength and energy to fight the virus. So will going on a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've heard some lame excuses for not going on a diet, but worrying that starting your diet might cause you to lose strength and energy to fight off contracting HIV from getting a handjob from a bouncing Betty at the Badda Bing has to be the... Read more »

Can I start whoo-hooooing?!?! Negative at 8 weeks after fingering but still with swollen lymph nodes!!! Please answer Donation on the way for you fantastic work!!!

Hi Doc. I could not wait until the three months so I went to get tested at 8 weeks post exposure and I was negative.To cut a long story short I kissed, fingered (very shortly) and had unprotected insertive oral sex (10 sec. or so) with a girl whose...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: your HIV risk is extremely low; however, I can't certify your WOO-HOO just yet. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive. So you'll need to repeat that at three months for a... Read more »
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Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Tested negative at 5... Read more »

Seroconvertion

Posted by jeffo444
What is the longest period ever seen in the world for someone to suffer seroconvertion? Read more »

One exposure = seroconvertion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everybody. I had 1 unprotected anal exposure to a person at high risk. There was no ejac. (but probably precum) but later he fingered and there might be some on his finger. It is true that it is reasonable I should consider him as positive in... Read more »

I think I am seroconverting..Please help...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an extended deep french-kissing, some short fingering, and protected vaginal intercourse episode with a woman of unknown HIV status. However, I dont know if I used the condom correctly..It was my first time...And I am scared now... I began to... Read more »