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Should I Get Tested After Touching Saliva

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...avoid diseases that are spread by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure...
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Which test to get?

Hi Dr. Bob,I made the biggest mistake of my life in June this year when I had protected Vaginal and Oral sex from a African sex worker whilst being under the heavy influence of alcohol. Even being really, really drunk I distinctly remember staring...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would advise you choose the blood test at the clinic. I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best.Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. In return... Read more »

HIV from saliva

HI DR Bob. You have touched on this fairly well but i cant sleep at night and am worried sick. While costructing an exhibition stand i may have got some of a workers saliva into a cut on my hand. In panic he agreed to a test and has tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effects and toxicities, evaluate and manage any intercurrent symptoms and finally arrange for and interpret all post-PEP follow-up testing. If you were to come to the Frascino Medical Group with the medical history you related in your post, you... Read more »

Will I be infected both HIV and HBV from my "string" saliva?

Dear Dr Bob, First, I want to express my respect to your continuous help you have given to all the needed people. You're likely an angle. I'm in a panic. Please, help me to show the risk of getting infected with HIV and HBV in this case: Last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your worries about HIV or HBV infection from your saliva touching equipment in your dentist's office are completely unwarranted. Your HIV and HBV risk is nonexistent. I see absolutely no cause Read more »

blood tainted saliva in eye

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have stated that your response to questions is not contingent on whether one sends a donation to your foundation or not, however,I will send 200 dollars to your foundation if you will please answer this question for me. No...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Spit-Sprayer.Thank you for your generous gift to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Your one gift will touch many lives in a very meaningful way. On behalf of those folks struggling with the challenges of AIDS,... Read more »
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HIV Testing

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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 »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...drugresistance (info on drug resistance in section below). You will then need totake steps to correct the problem, including additional testing and consideringchanging drug treatments. Resistance Test Even though HIV drugs are designed to... Read more »
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SCARED! I need advice

Posted by Stressed5689, 1 Reply
...stall. I walked into it right after her. I hung my purse on the hook and took the thermometer out of the inside pocket (without touching the purse fabric) and inserted it into my mouth. As I took the thermometer out of my mouth, I noticed a smear... Read more »

guys help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i touched a ladys clitoris for about 8 seconds..and then i went in the bathroom and took off my condom and catch water in it to see if Read more »

This could be stupid but ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for a sip. He passed the cup to me and I drank the slurpee from the same straw. But in the process, the ulcer on my lip did touch the straw which may contain his saliva. But I just drank the slurpee and resumed playing soccer. Now I'm getting a... Read more »

Saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Okay now I am so freaking confused. Is HIV/AIDS found in saliva or Not. People on here are saying yes, how else will you be able to take a oral AIDS test. Read more »