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Touching Rectum Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...equipment, plus training about how to avoid diseases that are spread by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have 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 immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs...
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I need you now more than ever doc...Please!! (DONOR)

Dr. Bob, Again I just wanna say that you are a godsend to many of us!! I wrote to you earlier about an unprotected sexual encounter I had with a woman of unknown status. Two weeks after the encounter I came down with symptoms that I have never felt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and had muscle twitching in legs as well, mostly in calves, as well as rectal discharge and have never received anything in my rectum. Went to my university wellness center and had temperature of 99.6 so didnt think much of it. 10 weeks 5 days... Read more »

Doc, I really need you my brother..(Donor)

Dear Dr. thank you ahead of time for answering my questions. I truly believe the service you provide is so ****ing awesome!! I had unprotected sex (vaginal sex) with a woman of unknown status about 20 weeks ago. Two weeks after the encounter I came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...almost 5 now. I had a metabolic panic done 11 weeks after encounter which was normal. had cbc done which was also normal, got tested for hep a,b,c neg, ebv, hsv, hiv, and all came back neg at 11 weeks. I had another hsv and HIV test done at 14... Read more »

PEP Treatment HELP? (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009) (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am currently in a panic mode! Here it goes: 1. I had anal sex (me top HIV neg) with a partner (bottom HIV pos with viral load 20k 26k copies)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why they... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bob, hope you had a good vacation. Please answer. (SALIVA, SWEAT) (HIV BASICS) Oct 10, 2007 Dr. Bob, My very close friend has tested positive for HIV recently. We used to be very very close, so i used to share the same soda from the same straw... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...else's body is generally considered "safer" sex. The parts of the body where HIV could enter the bloodstream are the anus and rectum, the vagina, the penis, the mouth, and the eyes. These body parts must be protected from contact with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...least nine specific tests; proper processing, labeling, and storage; and vigilant quality control. Routine donations are now tested for HIV and hepatitis C through nucleic acid testing (NAT). Hemophilia treatments : Hemophilia is a genetic... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...undetectable. He's been on Atripla for a while now and seems to have a great adherence. He told me from day one that he was HIV positive and gave me some basics to help me make a choice. I read a lot of information regarding the risk of... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for about 10 seconds no more than that, What are the chances to contract HIV. Please help me. I appreciate your... Read more »

need an answer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...these expensive tests and my doc says they were not needed medically - only mentally. still, i wonder...is pcr rna and pcr dna testing at the early stage as accurate as an antibody test at 3/6 months. can someone please tell me? i want to know... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »