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Touching A Cut Should I Get Test For HIV

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Lap Dancing - finger cut

hey Dr. Bob. First of all i d like to tell u that i ll donate 150$ to your foundation cause of the great work you do.My answer is the following... I went to a lapdancing 2 days ago, i had a small cut in my finger(from 10 hours before the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted.Thanks for your generous donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2... Read more »

Irration fear of HIV transmission. A bandaid covered cut and a door knob at STD clinic.

Dear Dr Frascino,I will begin by stating that I am perfectly aware that I am hypochondriac and that... Read more »
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The Testing Debate: Is Written Consent a Barrier?

...seek the medical care that can prolong their lives and prevent transmission to others. The CDC recommended two changes in HIV testing: "opt-out" testing and the elimination of written HIV consent. The CDC estimates that over a million people... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same Read more »

Am i HIV positive???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...in my left arm-pit (was tender to touch an was about 1 cm in diameter) which went away on its own in 7 days time. I took an HIV test on July 29, 2006 which tested negative. Recently i have started to get mild head-aches and a slight pain in the... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...clean her hand properly. And the razor may (doest not cut ) weaken my skin on the neck. Can I be infected this way, or need I test for HIV. Read more »

RED DOTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have little red dots on lips, eyelids and hands. speider looking veins all over chest. had blood exposure in cut. the person is hiv+ hep c+ three weeks after exposure had sore throat non tender swollen lymph nodes,diarrhea,fever,dry cough Read more »