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Should I Get Tested After Touching Poop

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Salmonellosis

...feces. People should always wash their hands immediately after handling a reptile or bird, even if the animal is healthy. Adults should also assure that children wash their hands after handling a reptile or bird, or after touching its environment. What can a person do to prevent this illness? There is no vaccine to prevent salmonellosis. Because foods of animal origin may be contaminated with Salmonella , people should not...
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The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that there were some questions about the accuracy of the Oraquick oral rapid advance test (gum swab version) due to some bullshite up in Seattle. Can you update me/us on the status of that test? Is it still reliable? Can I still feel good about... Read more »

Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post realized why you migh not have answered my question.So I wanted to ask in this manner:Im a straight male, non drug user and the last time I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive?My risk came from a one time unprotected vaginal exposure I had with a prostitute in New York.Captain Pee Pee, Poo PooP.S. I love you!Response from Dr. FrascinoHi Captain Pee Pee, Poo Poo,The BioRad HIV 1/2 and O is considered a third... Read more »

POst PEP Antibody Test And Acute Symtoms

Hello Dr. Bob,I had and exposure and was put on Truvada and Isenress 96 hours after exposure for 2 months. I tested negative at week 8. At that time the doctor took me off PEP. My question is (1)....is the 8 week test accurate since I was still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...me. Saw that the condom with lube was on the floor and his zipper was zipped up. Didn't think anything of it. Went home and pooped. I saw a glob of his semen in the toilet and was going to kill myself.My possible exposure before this one was 4... Read more »

Sorry for this question (PENIS TOUCHED TOILET)

Hi Dr. sorry to send you this question again but I couldn't find any similar question, I apologize if I haven't be able to check it properly and there is instead something similar. I did touch the toilet bowl dirty with urine from previous people...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ATNC (answer that never changes). No risk! You cannot contract HIV if your Mr. Happy touches a dirty toilet bowl soiled with poop or pee. See below.Dr. BobPEANIS IN WATER (PENIS IN TOILET WATER)May 7, 2008 when i go sit on any toilet public or... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...reduce infection rates. A cost-effective and efficient way to combine standard ELISA tests with viral load tests is called a "pooled PCR". Viral load tests are expensive to do individuallys. Instead of performing viral load tests on... 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 »
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HIV Testing 101

...Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality Blood Testing Docking Fingering Fisting Frottage or Rubbing Kissing Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission ... Read more »
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Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...mouth, My throat is soar, I am always tired. I yaun 20 times a day, i feel sleepy, I burp all the time. espc after I eat. My stools are always changing, at first it was dhiarea, now they are just soft. When i go to the bathroom and leave stools,... Read more »

23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
Hey, I am 23 and just found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me now with this virus, I have so many desisions to make i just cant decide what is... Read more »

Worried after multiple encounters

Posted by worriedOZ, 2 Replies
...experiencing a moderate night sweat, then about 4 mild ones, then a severe one, then a mild one and then they disappeared. Some loose stool as well. I am just really scared about these night sweats because my acts were certainly very low risk -... Read more »

To DUDE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...chance of a 6 month test being positive are so slight, I don't want to screw with my insurance for the future . . . . .Just what shitty timing this all happened to me in. The exposure was Valentine's Day weekend. 3 months was the day of... Read more »