Testing For Gonorrhea In Men After Exposure

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...smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at baseline. Test once a year if you are at high risk of exposure to TB. Positive test results should lead to further tests or treatment. This test can be less accurate if your CD4 count is low. Repeat if needed when your CD4 count is higher. Some health care providers use a...
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Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately I am still very worried. I still have symptoms I cant explain and now I have a rash on my body 12 weeks later after my possible exposure and I am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibiotics produce a similar effect?I am particularly worried about a false positive. I've been living in Korea for a year and my mental health is revertly slowly to its former state. Should I test positive falsely, I might not be in such a good... Read more »

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helloMy boy friend is infected with hipatitis C .we had sex several times without condoms.does tat mean I became infected too? how can I protect myself from being infected in the future?Is the disease transfered through the mouth?thank you .
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...others. Hepatitis C is not transmitted orally. It is transmitted by blood to blood exposure. HCV has also become more common among men who have sex with men in association with rectal trauma, where there is blood to blood exposure. Several... Read more »


Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months negative HIV test is conclusive even though i had a positive mono spot test and EBV titers about a month after my possible exposure to someone of unknown status? And lastly I have more of a scientific question. Why is it that we are not... Read more »

HIV Exposure, Test at 10 weeks and pregnant wife

Hi,I'm a bi-sex male and at the beginning of Sep 07 I had protected sex with a professional sex worker (male) in Newark. During the exposure I kissed his penis but have not performed oral on him without protection. I then received anal sex from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are now feeling "extremely bad about this and have been really stressed since that day." Hmm . . . you are one of many married men who eventually act out on their innate sexual orientation (gay or "bi-curious"). This, of course, leads to intense... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea Infections in Asymptomatic MSM Missed Due to Lack of Testing at All Exposed Anatomic Sites

...one-third of rectal gonorrhea infections and more than a quarter of pharyngeal (throat) gonorrhea infections among asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) are missed and not treated because many are not tested at all sites of reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Statement on Results of iPrEx Trial Examining Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

...name Truvada?) was safe and provided an average of 44 percent (95% CI 15 to 63%) additional protection against HIV infection to men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered women who have sex with men, who also received a comprehensive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

...testing if it is needed. Late-Breaker Oral Abstract: Performance of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) for Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections of the Oropharynx and Rectum in MSM. In: 2008 National STD Prevention Conference, Chicago,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opting Out Increases HIV Testing in a Large Sexually Transmitted Infections Outpatient Clinic

...provider-initiated testing with opt-out testing. The data that were routinely collected at the clinic were analyzed separately for men who have sex with men (MSM) and for heterosexuals. Factors associated with opting out were identified by... Read more »
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Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...have an "ARS" like illness 6. Posted on the body asking questions 7. Limited response (Thanks Gman and J cage) 8. Booked appointments for HIV and all STDs test 9. 26th April bodywide rash...looked like Syphillis 10. Got to clinician, he gave me... Read more »


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...actually feel every cell in my body moving. I'm going to call a dif DR that i use to go to after i finish this doxycycline but MAN AM I SCARED reading some of the other letters has helped but this is the worst feeling in the world! and its only... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

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