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Vaginal Secretions Should I Get Tested

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Test for viral load in vaginal secretions

I keep reading about possibility of infection of the husband even though his wife has undetectable viral load. Why is'nt there a kit or test of some sort to help couples know one way or the other what the viral load is in vaginal secretions. We want...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...There are some technical difficulties in measuring viral load in vaginal secretions and at present, the procedures are not standardized. While this is an area of active research, it will probably be at least a Read more »

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Ciao Dottore, sono Italiano e non parlo benissimo inglese.complimenti per il tuo servizio davvero... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions on Condom's inside...How risky???

Hey Dr. Frascino, First of all, I want to thank you for the great work you are doing with... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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 ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...be detectable in theblood, there might still be enough to infectsomeone. Also, there may be higher levels ofHIV in semen or vaginal secretions. So, evenif you have an undetectable viral load, youmight still infect someone if you shareneedles or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... Which body fluids transmit HIV? These body fluids have been shown to contain high concentrations of HIV: blood semen vaginal fluid breast milk other body fluids containing blood The following are additional body fluids that may... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... 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 »

Would HIV Experts recomend Testing? PLZhelp

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
...fail, Should I take a HIV test? what im worried about is how i took aff the condom, i just grabbed it, i didnt see or feel any vaginal secretions, although I didnt have any cuts on my hand i do chew my nails? or what if some vaginal secrections... Read more »

How Can This Be Possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...know they were latex and good quality, they did not break or slip, but I fear that I had a heat rash in my pubic area and some vaginal secretions must have got on that area. I know that I have to test at the three month mark, but I am literally... Read more »