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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 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 »

RE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive

Hello Doctor Bob You may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
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Unprotected Sex with an HIV infected Female

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Hi There, Im extremely worried after having unprotected sex with a female partner (4/5 times) who has today kindly anounced to me she is HIV positive. During those 4 or 5 times, we also Read more »

Worried about oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other partners. A few people have told me that I really have nothing to be concerned about. Is that true? If I should get tested, when is the earliest possible time that I could get tested to at least ease my nerves a little? I would... Read more »

Anxiey, Risks, and Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a prostitute 1 1/2 weeks ago. She performed unprotected oral sex on me for a few minutes, then applied a condom and we had vaginal intercourse. I'm married and have children, and now feel incredibly guilty and afraid. Have been reading a lot,... Read more »

Late Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone ever heard of seroconversion after 3 years. I had unprotected vaginal sex over 3 yrs ago and have all manner of symptoms. I have lost 2 inches on my thighs, 1 inch in my biceps, 12 lbs. Have folliculitis, Read more »