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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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Follow up to "expert opinion needed"

Hi Dr. Bob, Thank you for the reply on my last post. Its been 12 weeks since my last possible exposure (massage with manual stimulation). Ever since the massage I haven't been feeling well RUQ discomfort, blood shot eyes, Pinguecula's that seemed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...A couple of days after the incident, I developed bronchitis and liver tenderness which persists even today (10 weeks later).Testing history: After 8 weeks of the liver tenderness, I got myself to the lab and received an acute hepatitis panel and... Read more »

I need your expert opinion, please!!!

Hello doc,I've spent numerous hours on this website reading various posts. The work you are doing here is outstanding and a great service to society. How can I donate via CC to your foundation?Approximately 2.5 months ago, I recieved an erotic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(not days) after primary HIV infection.Your undetectable qualitative HIV DNA PCR, undetectable quantitative HIV RNA PCR and negative HIV-antibody tests out to 10 weeks merely corroborate what we already knew: Your symptoms are not HIV... Read more »

From Positive to Negative. 2.

Hi Dr Robert. You replied to my message about my friend who has gone from a positive to negative result. (May 24, 2010). The question was about whether you'd consider his anti-body therapy for cancer to have interfered with the results causing the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...back negative. He has been told to wait another month for another test. His initial test was taken shortly after Monoclonal antibody therapy for non Hodgkins lymphoma, and he is also a type 1 diabetic (are these the reasons for the false... Read more »

RE: TESTING LIMITATIONS--HIV-2??

Thank you Doc. All of my antibody tests were HIV 1/O/2 by quest,labcorp, and rapid tests oraquick and clearview complete. I also had specific HIV-2 EIA done at 55 weeks of last exposure and was negative. Is that good enough? Is the HIV-2 window any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...EIA HIV-2 is also an HIV-2-specific assay. Is this good enough? Not only is it good enough; it's also highly excessive. Stop testing!Dr. BobRE: TESTING LIMITATIONS--will donate again Dec 27, 2010Doc, I hope you will clarify a few things. As you... Read more »
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...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

...Chinese acupuncture ( Fact Sheet 703 ), and Native American healing ( Fact Sheet 708 ). Physical therapies such as chiropractic, massage, and yoga. Homeopathy or herbs (See Fact Sheet 704 on Chinese Herbalism). Energy work such as polarity... Read more »
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...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 »
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When Can I stop testing?

Posted by john00, 2 Replies
...that my tests have just not picked it up? Could the exposures I describe have a strain that is undetectable by United States testing, as massage girls were from Asia? Could I be infected for the last few years and still not showing positive but... Read more »

Could I still be negative???

Posted by sean1978, 2 Replies
...I am a gay male who tested negative in september about one month ago. I have not done anything really high risk in about 10 months. I was on vacation last Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...patient's CD4 or T cell count drops below 200 or (s)he is diagnosed with one of the AIDS defining opportunistic infections. TESTING: A blood test shows whether HIV antibodies are carried in the blood. Certain conditions can cause a false... Read more »

waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
...condom on just over a year ago. It wasn't even worth the experience. I would never do that again. Even if my test come back negative, I cant live with the guilt or the thought of bringing this god awefull disease home. Read more »