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Vaginal Secretions And Dna Pcr Testing

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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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Help Please for a Worried Mom!

Hello, I engaged in "protected" vaginal sex approximately 7 weeks ago. However, I had several drinks that evening and I am not sure how expertly the condom was used. It does appear that I have possibly contracted GC/BV/Trich - I am currently being...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried Mom,Your concerns are unwarranted. Your son could not contract HIV from the activities described. So stop worrying and get some sleep, OK?Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( Read more »

Ecstacy Pill

About 2-3 years ago I went to a rave and bought an ecstasy pill from some random weird guy. Is there any risk of HIV, if he laced it or had blood on it?Also that same night I made out with a random girl for like 1-2 minutes and she showed me her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...session and viewing of the pierced nether regions are not risks for HIV acquisition. Your three rapid tests, one ELISA and one DNA PCR two to three years after your ecstasy adventure are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way.... Read more »

possible exposure

Dear Dr. Greetings. I would like to know if you can help me with a question that I have. About seven weeks ago, I did an incredibly stupid thing: I went to a massage parlor in Atlantic City and had protected sex with a CSW using a latex condom. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your specific questions:1. No, this is not possible. HIV does not live long outside the body.2. Yes, I believe the undetectable PCR is indeed correct and you have not contracted HIV. False-negative results are not a problem with PCR testing.Your... Read more »

trying to get your response pls help

Hi doc, I donated as i said i would to this wonderful site and thanks for helping out people like us .But just wanted to ask you something i am the nude massage risk guy who had a nude body rubdown when the lady had flu and also she had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continue to be worried.3.HIV does not "retrigger" asthma.4.This was not a question.5.No, I do not believe your zit was caused by vaginal secretions.6.Open herpes sores/blisters could provide access for HIV to enter the body and white blood cells... 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

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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Please regulars have a look and give advice.

Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
...what i said what is the chance I could have caught something by jerking myself with a hand that pulled off a condom that had vaginal secretion on it. (Sidenote I was already worked up and so I came really quick, basically like 15-20 seconds of... Read more »

Symptoms & testing. Need experts' advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...middle of intercourse. The old condom didn't fail so I don't understand why I did that. After taking off the old condom I had vaginal secretions on the fingers of both of my hands and stupidly thinking I was safe immediately put a new condom on.... Read more »

HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »