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Touching Vagina How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before they reach orgasm. This isn't true, because HIV can be in the fluid that comes out of the penis...
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Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna Forbes Formulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are currently being developed to provide an HIV... 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 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cutoff value (in your case, less than 0.90), then the test is negative. Whether the number is larger or smaller doesn't matter as long as it's less than the cutoff value. Negative is negative! As for nobody asking me these types of questions... Read more »

Is hiv present if a women rubs outside vagina

If a women were to rub the outside of her vagina and then rub her breast but no fluid was visible then I rubbed her breast and and masterbated am I at risk for transmision of HIV ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frevinsakes! Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the entire planet long ago. Take a read through the archives of this forum to gain a better understanding of HIV transmission.Be... Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after infection with HIV. But most people do not develop symptoms for 10 to 12 years, and a few remain symptom-free for much longer. As with most diseases, early medical care can help prolong a person's life. The Joint United Nations Programme on... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Using Dildoes and Other Sex Toys Risk From Specific Sexual Practices Anal Intercourse Vaginal Intercourse Oral Sex Watersports / Urine in Sex or Sex-Play Rimming (Oral-Anal... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...have symptoms. HSV remains in certain nerve cells of your body for life. When the virus is triggered to be active, it travels along the nerves to your skin. There, it makes more virus and sometimes new sores near the site of the first outbreak.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed closely by semen,... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex worker, I would not have slept with her. My risk was protected vaginal sex. What is really freaking me out is that I sucked her nipples and earlobes too and we deep kissed for about... Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...withdrawl 2nd: I still remember the sex worker helped me to pull off the comdom after the sex activity. Is there by any chance her vaginal fluid or semens(from external layer of condom) got into her own hand and touched top of the penis? 3rd:... Read more »

possibilty of exposure

Posted by Anonymous
...without penetration. He attempted penetration but I stopped him immediately. No penetration occured but the head did touch my vaginal opening. I told him we could not proceed without a condom which he provided. I checked several times to be... 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 »