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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...men, and can get infected that way. Lesbians who use drugs and share needles can get HIV from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual...
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Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If you are sexually active,... Read more »

Re: Indeterminate 6 Months (Determine & Uni Gold) (A FEW FUNNY QUESTIONS, 2009)

Hie DocThanks for your responce on my Q a few weeks ago, I really appreciate your taking time to answer me on that, taking into account the gazzilion Qs you get from the Gazillion us..lol, I took your advice, and still waiting for my WB test, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bin! You may think you've been coping "weel," but I can assure you, if you are concocting scenarios like the possibility of poop on a beer bottle that an HIV-positive guy with a bloody mouth then spit into before you decided to shove the whole... Read more »

Can PEP lead to a false negative on a PCR?

Dr Frascino,About three weeks ago I had unprotected anal sex with a man who turned out to be HIV positive. I was the top. I was exposed only to his precum, his saliva and anal mucus. I was not exposed to his semen nor to his blood. Within 24 hours...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...me. Saw that the condom with lube was on the floor and his zipper was zipped up. Didn't think anything of it. Went home and pooped. I saw a glob of his semen in the toilet and was going to kill myself.My possible exposure before this one was 4... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We have two sons, eight and six.My wife is 20 weeks pregnant. She went for all sorts of tests as per norm, but to our schock the Elisa results came back:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...subjected to similar misinformation and mismanagement. You might want to switch gynecologists. The one you have is woefully out of touch with basic HIV-screening information and guidelines. I'll reprint some information from the archives below... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...reduce infection rates. A cost-effective and efficient way to combine standard ELISA tests with viral load tests is called a "pooled PCR". Viral load tests are expensive to do individuallys. Instead of performing viral load tests on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Salmonellosis

...actually a group of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella ... Read more »
The Body

Preventing Other Infections

...or PCP. Bactrim can also protect you against another OI: toxoplasmosis . This is a parasite that is sometimes found in cat feces or raw meat. There are other medications your doctor may prescribe you to prevent various OIs from developing while... Read more »
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HIV Positive?

Posted by shinpai, 2 Replies
...had softer than usual stool. Three weeks later I started feeling a tingling sensation in my vagina (exactly where his penis touches me when we have sex). Within a week after that, the tingling changed to a burning sensation that continued for... Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is very encouraging and that the test can actually pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »

duration Elisa

Posted by Anonymous
...how much time take a laboratory to made an Elisa, is confiable the elisas mades in 2hours Read more »

negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Please Help I am still having symptoms after a risk expose to HIV, does the elisa pick up subtypes to HIV and would this test be conclusive, I had a HIV 1/2 test at 5 months now again at 8 months I also had Read more »