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Unprotected Vaginal Sex And Dna Pcr Testing

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HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,As I have frequently stated in this forum, PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false-positive results, technical considerations and cost. Your positive six-week HIV DNA PCR was a false... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »

Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Sex, Underestimated Risk, Undiagnosed HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Accessing Testing Services in a New England Bathhouse

In the United States, MSM continue to experience increased rates of HIV and STDs. The current study reports results from an outreach conducted between 2004 and 2010 at a bathhouse in Providence, R.I., in which 1,155 MSM underwent testing for HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Conspiracy Beliefs and Its Relationships With HIV Testing and Unprotected Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

The authors set out to determine the extent to which Pretoria MSM endorse HIV conspiracy beliefs. The team also sought to learn whether endorsing conspiracy beliefs about HIV is associated with never testing for the virus and with using condoms... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

Unprotected anal sex poses well known health hazards for men, but new research suggests that the practice is a significant health issue for women as well. More than 100,000 New York City women engage in anal intercourse each year, according to a new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Prevention Program at UCLA May Reduce Unprotected Sex Among Bisexual Black Men

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles developed and tested a culturally tailored HIV prevention program called Men of African-American Legacy Empowering... Read more »
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unprotected vaginal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi folks,
recently i travelled to indonesia and had a brief, unprotected, sexual encounter - vaginal - with one of the local girls - who was not a prostitute, or like profession. i, like most people who visit this website for advice have been... Read more »

PCR-DNA and RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I only recently had a "low risk" exposure (the receiver of unprotected oral sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA and RNA tests for HIV. What are these... Read more »

Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an oral sex encounter in a gay bathhouse about 6 weeks ago. We both gave each other blow jobs without a condom. I came in his mouth...he did not cum in mine.

I have been tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc),... Read more »