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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex, especially if...
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Possible Hep C risk

Hi, Thanks if you pick my question.I am worried for Hep C infection after a recent unprotected oral sex risk i was insertive to female. I am tested negative for Hep A and B after 3 months my questions are:1. Do i have any risk of Hep C after this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not recommend HCV testing. Read more »


I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your test result at six months of "0.11" is "nonreactive." That means you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term having to do with how this type of... Read more »

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but being a dentist, I have had a few pricks during practice which happened around Jan/Feb last year. Also, I never had unprotected sex with any1 and ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...endeavors?Do you need to worry about a 0.13 signal-to-cut-off value? No, absolutely not. Anything less than 1.0 would be considered a negative test. See below.". . . I'm paranoid." I absolutely agree. Your problem is not virologic. Rather it's... Read more »

Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's lung infection and fatigue are not worrisome for HIV. What are your chances of being HIV negative? Excellent!You can read much more about cunnilingus in the archives. Thanks for your donation. In return, I'll... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). AIN or CIN appear to be more common in people with HIV infection than those who are HIV negative. How Is HPV Detected? Many people have HPV infections but don't know it. HPV can go away without... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines have sex with you. Some people got HIV from their steady partners who were 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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents... Read more »
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6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and im feeling better, but always with a dry mouth. lots of liquid i need. i tested for elisa p24 and antibody at four weeks, negative. today at six week im gonna test. im going right now. im very freaked. if it becomes negative, can i be relaxed... Read more »

23 day negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Well I just received my test results from blood drawn at day 23. It was Negative. I guess that cuts my odds by 50%. I am now at day 35. I wish this sore throat/ dry mouth wasn't happening, although Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply wait just a little while after engaging in a risky behavior, you can then get a reliable HIV test. Wait three weeks, and a negative HIV test result is very reliable; wait three months, and it's virtually 100% accurate. Some local health... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there a chance a person can test negative for hiv-1 after the 6 month period and possibly have hiv-2? Would it make sense to test for hiv-2? I've had unexplained Read more »