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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does NOT mean: You have AIDS. You will necessarily get AIDS. You are immune to AIDS,...
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just a little of your time please

a couple of questions sir1.is oral sex only a risk when blood,semen,precum,and vaginal fluid involed ?.2.is mouth problems a predominate symptom of acute hiv infection ?.3.is the elisa only capable of detecting hiv antibodies or does it detect all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...carries a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. That risk is increased with the presence of blood, semen, precum and/or vaginal secretions.2. Mouth symptoms can be present during acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), but they would not be... Read more »

just a little of your time part 2

thank you doctor bob for answering my question. your a very good human. i just happen to get your response just as i am going to get tested at 6 weeks. and im kind of worried due to you not putting your good luck karma in the message and also for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...carries a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. That risk is increased with the presence of blood, semen, precum and/or vaginal secretions.2. Mouth symptoms can be present during acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), but they would not be... Read more »

Weird question?

Dear Doc,Recently I visited a sex worker but I did not had any 'real sex' with her. I did however use a vibrator on her. After that I used my fingers to remove the condom that I put on the vibrator. There were vaginal fluids on the condom and my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...float your boat, by the way. Your HIV risk from removing the condom from the vibrator is nonexistent, even if the condom had vaginal secretions on it and you had some areas of irritation from constantly munching on your nails. Check out the... Read more »

Pos EIA, Neg WB (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

I am a 30 year male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know almost 3 months ago. I got tested at 9 weeks after exposure and the ELISA came back positive and the WB came back negative with no bands. The test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A positive EIA (or ELISA) and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV-screening test. This situation is not uncommon and I've addressed Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted? 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 by... Read more »
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HIV fear

Posted by oen111, 2 Replies
...inside the condom.my question is whther it is possible, during intercourse my uncovered area including hair get exposed with vaginal fluid and after intercourse , when i had removed the condom ,that uncovered part including hair may touch with... Read more »

What is a fresh cut and has any case been reported

Posted by biznoch, 2 Replies
Hello from what i gather fingering is a low risk activity unless u had an open cut. my issue is what exactly would define a open cut? I had a paper cut that was thin but not fully healed and if u pulled at it u could see redness and light blood. the... Read more »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just told i was HIV positive but i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. i tested negative at 4 month before tht to but i dont think i took part in any risky behaviour Read more »

Please assess my real risk

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...attempts on a massage girl over a towel wrapped on her, I think I got close but did not succeed. The towel could have had some vaginal secretions since I was fingering her over the towel too, for a little while. I did not have condoms on, and I... Read more »