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Safer Sex Guidelines

...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 information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow safer sex guidelines when they are sexual with other infected people. However, it still makes sense to...
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Protected Top/ Chlamydia/ HIV poz bottom

Hello Dr. I was recently dating a guy who turned out to be a maniac. the first two weeks we moved in together, I was diagnosed with chlamydia. I dont know how i got it I have always used condoms, and to my knowledge, I have never seen a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including HIV.If you've had a significant exposure to a partner who is confirmed to be HIV infected, the CDC recommends HIV-antibody testing immediately (baseline), at three months and again at six months. HIV PCR RNA testing is generally not... 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 »

Integrity of Blood Sample - Airport X-ray machine

Hi Dr. Bob;Thanks for all that you do. I just donated $50 to your foundation. You are making a positive impact on our world.First of all, I'm in therapy & on meds to deal with my anxiety / depression issues. I think that is my biggest problem.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Test.Your HIV-acquisition risk from your experiences with sensual massage workers who dance naked with their Rottweilers is negligible to nonexistent. I agree your problem is anxiety/depression and irrational fear of HIV.Thank you for your... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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... 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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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 »
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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What 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 »

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 »

Tested negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Folks, I just got my test result. It was negative. Thank God! and Thank you all for your best wishes! (GaryNPA, MC, crneg might remember me from the chat room - asian massage Read more »

they wouldn't test me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I went this morning to get a 10 week oraquick test and they wouldn't test me. I had one done at 6 weeks and it was negative. The councelor told me I should trust my 6 week result. From what I understand a 6 week result is not conclusive only Read more »