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What Does Exposure To Herpes Mean

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Risk of Exposure Three Weeks from Possible Exposure (Sex with Prostitute)

My experience seems similar to others who have asked questions, but Im sufficiently freaked out enough to ask straight away.Heres what happened: about three weeks ago (5/5/14), I engaged in protected oral and vaginal intercourse with a female...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,You were not at risk in this situation. The soapy water was not a risk. If your symptoms persist, then I would suggest working a doctor to determine what could causing them. It is not HIV.In health,Richard... Read more »

Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Elevated liver function tests (enzymes) and having a fatty liver (or even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive... Read more »

What do you mean by exposure???

Does it count as an exposure if the person has been tested and has been repeatedly negative? Say a person I was with has been consistently negative and is not infected, does it affect the 90 day window period for an actual exposure I had?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou can only get HIV from someone who has HIV. The window period is the time from exposure to the 90 day mark where someone can test negative but actually be positive. The test is looking for the body making antibodies against HIV. Everyone... Read more »

What do you mean by low or high exposure?

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do in answering these questions considering that you are a very busy person. Having read your biography, I would also like to congratulate you for the great accomplishments in your career.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments. "Protected" sex would not be considered an HIV exposure, assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV cannot permeate intact latex. An example of a low-risk... Read more »
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a little worried about herpes exposure.

Posted by mmfsm, 1 Reply
i had a one night stand with condom, , i french kised her, and suddenly in noticed a single red bump near her genital area, no clear liquid or white head just red, i freaked out tried to question her got offended and that wa that,

how long till i... Read more »

Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »

would LOVE feedback - concerned about exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I WOULD LOVE FEEDBACK. It would mean a lot as i am starting to freak out.

Hi. I had 'sex' with a stranger 5 days ago. We didnt do oral or anal. but he did rub his penis against my ass and tried to press it in. I pushed him away and we continued... Read more »

Exposure Facts

Posted by Anonymous
To whom it may concern:

Infectivity of organisms (HIV included) follow two pathogenic forms: Virus or Bacteria. Antibiotics can be used to kill bacterial organisms in or on your body. They do this by attacking the very organism itself. Overfeeding... Read more »