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Offline jimbo20502

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Oral & Cut
« on: September 28, 2006, 10:48:01 AM »
Hey all ...

I've heard that PCR testing provides accurate results earlier than the antibody tests, and I've heard ranges from 3 days to 10 days to 28 days ... anybody know how this works and when this test would be considered accurate?  and/or have any resource info you can direct me to?  thanks ....

Offline RapidRod

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 11:18:15 AM »
PCR testing is not a diagnostic test. (should have read is not an FDA approved diagnostic test.)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2006, 12:26:00 PM by RapidRod »

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 11:42:22 AM »
Jimbo,

PCR testing is not approved for diagnostic purposes because they have a very high rate of FALSE positive results and believe me, you don't want one of those. We do NOT recommend PCR testing for diagnostic purposes.

Please read through the Welcome Thread and follow the Transmission and Testing Lessons links.

If you have had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, you do need to test, but you should be testing with an antibody test, not PCR. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, so a negative result at this time would be an excellent indication of your true status. However, the window period for hiv is three months, so a negative at six weeks MUST be confirmed at the three month point.

You might be worrying over nothing. Please tell us what event has you wanting to employ PCR testing to discover your hiv status.

Ann
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Offline jimbo20502

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 12:07:52 PM »
Thanks, Ann.  Sure, I can say what happened ...

I was topping a guy and wearing a condom.  When I pulled out, I saw the condom had slipped off ... it was part in him and part out, so I imagine I couldn't have been in him without the condom on me, but then sometimes I panic about it (big panic, honestly) and think 'who knows what happned?' ...

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 12:30:17 PM »
If the condom was partially in and partially out. It was caused by incorrectly withdrawing. There would be NO risk in that situation. Make sure your partner holds firmly to the base of penis and condom when withdrawing and withdraw before the penis become soft.

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2006, 12:45:48 PM »
Jimbo,

You might want to read through the condom and lube links in my signature line.

While you do NOT need to test over this specific incident, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms correctly and consistently and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline jimbo20502

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Re: PCR testing
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006, 01:43:58 PM »
Thanks Ann and RR -
It helped to just get the issue out there and get some feedback about no risk in this instance - as carzy as it sounds I've been obsessing about it, thinking there was some way i was in him without the condom. 
Just recently "back in the game" after a breakup, and think part of what I've learned is that I'm not up for one nighters right now.

Offline jimbo20502

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 04:09:57 PM »
hey ...

I got a bj from a guy, and noticed afterwards that I had a cut on my penis (I had noticed a small pimple beforehand, it must have opened during teh action).  Can you tell me if you think this is an HIV risk?

tx
jim



 

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Re: Oral & Cut
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 04:15:18 PM »
Jim,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Getting a blowjob, no matter what sort of spin you can think of to put on it, is NOT a risk for hiv infection.

Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect.


Ann


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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline jimbo20502

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Re: Oral & Cut
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 04:46:20 PM »
Ann,

Thanks for your quick response and help (sorry about starting another thread).

Last question/clarification, if you have time:  The guy said something about a wisdom tooth proble.  If I had an open cut/sore on my penis and he had blood in the mouth does that present a HIV risk and need to test (I thought I've heard that's a problem?)

Thanks
 

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Re: Oral & Cut
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 09:34:44 PM »
Jim, in the entire history of the epidemic there's never been a documented case of transmission to a guy getting a blowjob. And that includes with pimples, nicks, bruises and various. It just doesn't happen that way and I feel safe in saying you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

Just as an aside, going through being back out in the world after a relationship ends can stir a lot of anxiety. Just be sure you use a condom everytime for intercourse, whether pitching or catching, and you'll be covered both literally and figuratively in terms of HIV.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline jimbo20502

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Re: Oral & Cut
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007, 12:29:16 AM »
Andy - thanks - that's a helpful way to put it!  I'm gonna let this one go, then ...

Thanks for the understanding, too.


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Re: Oral & Cut
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2007, 09:29:26 AM »
You're welcome. I'm glad you found the exchanges to be helpful.

Good luck to you in your new bachelorhood.

Andy Velez

 


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