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Should I Get Tested After Vaginal Sore

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers (sores). These could be signs of HIV infection. Women planning pregnancy should seek care prior to becoming pregnant to ensure good health and assess their HIV status.
Ask the Experts

Wanglepecking Teeth !

Hi Bob,Just a wobble moment in my continuing recovery !I have just been diagnosed with periodontal disease, which is reasonable severe, and not responding to first line treatments.This is giving me the jitters despite many, many, many HIV negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed all in your head! To specifically address your current concerns:1. No chance.2. I can't diagnose the cause of your wife's vaginal ulcers over the Internet. However, I can advise with great certainty that HIV is not the cause.Finally, I... Read more »

Love is like a wanglepecking butterfly

Dear Bob,Please can you help me ?I am exhibiting signs/symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis (PND/facial tenderness/ear pain etc) that has gone on for ten weeks now. Can I be 100% confident that, even if I did have this condition, that, thanks to my 30+, 24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all in your head! To specifically address your current concerns: 1. No chance. 2. I can't diagnose the cause of your wife's vaginal ulcers over the Internet. However, I can advise with great certainty that HIV is not the cause. Finally, I don't... Read more »

The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...essentially nonexistent, as long as she was riding in the saddle (condom in place) and not bareback.If you're concerned, get tested in three months, but your risk is remarkably low. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Wanglepecker is back, unfortuntally

Bob, After 28 tests out to 19 months I thought I was done with all this. But now my wife has an ulcer/sore on her vagina, discharge, flu symptoms and a rash. She is on antibiiotics. These don't seem to be helping. So that I can fully help her can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed all in your head! To specifically address your current concerns:1.No chance.2.I can't diagnose the cause of your wife's vaginal ulcers over the Internet. However, I can advise with great certainty that HIV is not the cause.Finally, I don't... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...that you were not exposed to any HIV-infected fluids. The only way to know for sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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... Read more »
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Apthous Mouth sores (Canker Soars)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »

Do i need test??

Posted by Lito, 1 Reply
...EXPOSURE, I HAD SEX WITH MY GIRLFRIEND AND SHE GOT PREGNANT (SHE AND THE BABY WERE NO REACTIVE DURING THE 9 MONTHS SHE WAS TESTED). Read more »

4 and a half months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Got tested at 4 and 1/2 months after unprotected insertive vaginal. Test was negative but i continue to get sores on my tongue and chheks. Read more »

Really Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...back of neck and legs almost a constant hot flush feeling. Feeling very guilty and stupid, I mustered the energy to go get tested at an HIV clinic (5days later). Every thing comes back negative. Six days later I began developing red spots on... Read more »