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Testing Negative After Sharing Vibrators

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what are the ethical rules concerning the amount of time a dr. can wait before sharing my medical information with me?

Dear Dr. Bob:I've been hiv positive since 1994. i'm doing well with cd4s in the 4-500 range and am non-detectable. two weeks ago i came down with night sweats, fever, and chills so bad i did not sleep for a week. a week ago they found blood and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you wrong to assume you are entitled to your test results sooner than what you've been experiencing? No, absolutely not. I'm amazed Dr. Slowpoke is still in business. You can complain to your state medical board's division of medical quality... Read more »

Slept with a Hiv+,condom broke and tested Negative 6 months later

My partner is HIV+ and im -!! condom while i was on top of her in March!! But was too scared to test until now in Novenmber and i tested negative!! Just thought i owe it to post here again just to assure people in the same situation i was to calm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your good news. WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Can you please tell me if my test results are conclusive????

Hello, I emailed you a few weeks ago about sharing a dollar bill to sniff cocaine!( Since I have never touched the stuff!!!!)Anyway, I got a blood test from my doctor and my test came out negative!!!! This was 14 weeks after sharing the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...transmission through sharing a dollar bill is very low. With this negative blood test, I would suggest that you have had adequate testing.Remember also that cocaine can lead to heart attacks. Read more »

Hepatitis Testing and HIV

Dr. McGovern, I received a hepatitis b antibody test ~19 weeks after a potentially risky encounter. The encounter was comprised of a shared sex toy. i was anally penetrated by a sex toy that was possibly used on someone else prior to it being used...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes, I would also test for HCV and HIV to be certain those are negative.If you had acquired hepatitis B infection, by 19 weeks I would have expected your hepatitis B core to be positive...so since Read more »
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...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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Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc? I'm asking because I had a hiv risk 3 years ago. I tested -ve but, over the last year I've developed several hiv related symptoms. Over the years my kids have used... Read more »

Some information that i wish to share!

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...cases, however he has seen patients who has past the 3months windows period get infected. He told me that there are some who tested at 4 months, results came out negative and again tested at 7 months, this time the results is positive. They did... Read more »

sharing

Posted by soafraid, 2 Replies
...am positive but still afraid to see the result of the test. I didnt come back until this morning May 9 and i found out I am negative. After one year and 4 months of anxiety and confusion now am relieved. I guess stress made me feel sick. Read more »

negative test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If I tested negative for HIV at 9 months after a possible exposure is it at all possible that I still may be HIV+, even if the possible exposure Read more »