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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Framed ?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am sexually inactive, and not sexually abused. But I made a mistake once in my entire life before getting married. I went to a sauna club for normal massage. That is the great MISTAKE I had ever made as I never go to such place. With curosity, the... Read more »

some symptoms, time frame question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had a very risky unprotected exposure about a week and a half ago. Shortly after I experienced a discharge and pain during urination. I main concern is HIV. About 7-8 days later I started to feel very slugish with a bit of a sore throat. I... Read more »

symptoms time frame?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, i had risky unprotected sex with a woman 3 months ago. after about 3 weeks i developed general but strong symptoms.. fatigue, sore throat, fever, etc. Now, after 3 months i'm experiencing daily diarrhea (everyday for over 1 week now) and mild... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a small white spot on the side of my tongue. Initially I didn't think anything of it and thought it was something that I ate or a change... Read more »
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Seroconversion Time Frame

Mr. Sawadsky- What percent of people (who eventually become HIV+) seroconvert between 3 and 6 months? Could you provide any sources or statistical studies for the basis of your answer. Would HIV serology be negative or indeterminate during this time...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.There have been many studies (not just one) looking at when personsseroconvert for HIV infection. It is difficult to come up with one specificstatistic as to the accuracy of the test between 3 and 6 months. At... Read more »

Condom Breakage for 40 Seconds and Possible transmisssion frame/time

Many thanks to you Dr for answering several timely questions. I was having sex with my girl friend whom i know is positive from the beginning of the relationship.I was using a condom and could only realize its has broken after about 30-40secs....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is an exposure that could lead to infection although risk is likely not high. The CD4 cell count of your partner is not the issue as much as her viral load (the amount of HIV in her blood test). If she is on HIV medications and is known to have... Read more »

Barber Shop Blood - ARS Time Frame and Realistic Conern! Please Help Dr., Please!

Dr. FascinoAgain, let me say, thank you so very much for all that you do...You help so many people. This being my second question asked, I feel that another donation is needed, and luckily payday is just around the corner!Ok, now my real scare and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello O,Too crazy to be a coincidence? I certainly don't think so! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. I doubt the bleeding barber transferred fresh blood into your eyes, into your nose or into your mouth! Please note, the... Read more »

Time Frame on PCR Testing

Ryan, thank you for your time. I am a bisexual man and about 22 days ago my girlfriend, myself and another bisexual man had unprotected sex. We all had oral sex, and we both inserted my girlfriend, vaginally, but, he did not ejaculate inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, you can't really get a definite answer from a PCR test. First of all, it is not licensed as a tool to determine if someone is infected or not. Secondly, it's accuracy in determining infection is questionable (see Accuracy... Read more »
Housing Works

There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws

Image courtesy of Earlier this week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) quietly released a new "HIV and Law" portal on their website, listing the states that currently have HIV-specific criminal exposure laws, as well as the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

3 by 5 Initiative "Probably Will Not" Meet Treatment Goals Within Time Frame, WHO Director General Says

The World Health Organization 's 3 by 5 Initiative goal of treating three million HIV-positive people with antiretroviral drugs by 2005 "probably will not" be met, WHO Director-General Jong-Wook Lee said in an interview last week, the CP/ Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ahead of South Africa's HIV Testing Campaign, Zuma Gets HIV Test

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received an HIV test, kicking off the government's campaign to encourage all South Africans to know their HIV status, TIMES Live reports. "Months after taking office as president of the country last... Read more »

German Pop Star Found Guilty for HIV Transmission, but Gets No Jail Time

After a two-week trial, a German court has found Nadja Benaissa, a member of the pop group No Angels, guilty of causing bodily harm to an ex-boyfriend for having unprotected sex with him, not disclosing that she had HIV, and ultimately infecting him... Read more »