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Living with fear please help settle my mind

While overseas in Hong Kong I had a protected sexual encounter with a prostitue. We showered before the encounter started. I recieved oral sex for about 10 - 15 seconds before the condom was used for the sexual encounter. At one stage during the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would consider this a very low risk exposure. The testing that has been advise may help alleviate your concerns - however, I fully expect the results to be reassuring. Read more »

herpes test

Dear carol, Is a neg antibody for herpes 1 and 2 at 105 days a conclusive outcome outcome? No... Read more »

HIV and herpes

I had unprotected sex in 2000 with a unsafe person,then I was tested HIV negative and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Government Proposes Easing Rules on Making, Administering Herpes Tests

...positive on an older test could lead to unnecessary treatment with antivirals or unnecessary Caesarean delivery, while a false negative could lead to a potentially fatal herpes infection in the newborn. In explaining its reasoning for proposing... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...them consistently and correctly, but transmission can still occur since condoms may not cover all infected areas. You can get tested to find out if you are infected with the herpes virus. Complications Genital herpes infections usually do... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 17, 2009

...Judging by the man's behavior, I believe he was masturbating behind the counter. What is my risk of contracting HIV? Should I get tested at the three-month mark?   A Trip Through the Gauntlet: Am I at Risk for Anything? Recently I got... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... Read more »
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Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
...with incredible fear that I have HIV. I do not know if the person I had the affair with was HIV negative or positive. I was tested on August 25, 2008 and HIV EIA test was negative. The condom never broke or fell off during my last sexual... Read more »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. CAN HERPES Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have... Read more »