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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly
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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure before this one was 4 months ago. It was anal receptive without condom with a guy I barely knew who I can't get in touch with. I came down with flu symptoms and was told to test at 3 months and then 6 months and then a year because I got... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was 7 weeks ago, me giving anal sex to a girl without protection, who said she had been tested and was negative, I am still in touch with her. I was inside her for about 5 mins or more before coming to my senses, withdrawing and washing. She also... Read more »

The truth about RNA, b-DNA, Quant, Non graph Hiv-1 Antibody tests, please?

Hello Doctor Rob,Ok, Ok, you're the man. So you get about 242 emails a day, but most seem from ignorant folk that should read the archives before they pester you. ("I touched the face of 327 HIV positive folk at an Aids charity ball, will I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Skinny Nervous Boy,What do I think? Well, your risk is only minimally, if at all, greater than the "I touched the face of 327 HIV-positive folks at an AIDS charity" guy. That's what I think! Most HIV specialists wouldn't even recommend Read more »

Potential frottage by impact?

For the past few months I've been paranoid about HIV and what would happen if I become gay. I am a married man and have no attraction towards men. To convince myself that nothing happens unless u actually penetrate, I decided to perform an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...likely you would have been to have penetrated his butt by penis impaling him during the rebound?!?!5.So you've been getting PCR RNA, PCR DNA and ELISA tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2.Congratulations nutter. You have just managed to submit the most... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »
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DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test Read more »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus Read more »

Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have had the following NEGATIVE tests: Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks P24 Antigen: 17wks Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and Read more »