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Seroconverting After Getting Fingered

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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1 week to go

Dr.Bob,just 1 week to go until my 3 month mark. This has got to be the toughest week of my life! I am so tempted every day to just take my home access test, but I really just want your stamp of approval next week so you can just certify that HIV is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rob,The seven-day countdown has begun! Hang in there. I have everything (fingers, toes . . . eyes?) crossed for you. Hurry up and test negative, because it's very difficult to type this way! Your X-File welcome packet awaits!Extra dose of... 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 »

Pls Pls Help... Pls

Please Please Help.Doctor , I had three instances of sexual relations with street workers.Sep 18 20061) fingering,body kissing,and protected oral where I removed just before I ejaculated.Sep 22 20062)lots of fingering, boob sucking but no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Please do not lose your good job...If her antibody test is negative, and she is not seroconverting to HIV (i.e. she has not just recently acquired HIV infection), there is no risk of HIV transmission. As the chance of her being recently infected is... Read more »

second indeterminate result after 3 months how rare is this?

I have read many responses with regards to indeterminate results but I find conflicting information when it comes to time frames. I tested reactive elisa and indeterminate WB after an encounter with receptive oral from a person of unknown hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, this is true for most people, but not all.2.Without active bleeding, the risk would not be considered significant.3.People with indeterminate WBs who are in the process of seroconverting usually have positive WBs within one month.... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... 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 »

Symptom: Diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all. I am currently in limbo between having a high-risk exposure and my window period of 3-months. I have some questions. I have not been experiencing any of the known symptoms besides diarrhea. Can anyone here explain to me exactly the... Read more »

Seroconvertion

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

getting tested today 4 pm

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk incounter (insertive oral) but Ive had all the symtoms and then some. It's been eleven weeks but I can't waite any longer I feel Like Shit. Here is my story After my incounter My penis felt like I had a urethra so I went to the... Read more »