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HIV Test After Blood On Hand

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re: hiv/aids

Hi Dr Bob.I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about my risk of contracting hiv over 4 years ago and then recently experiencing some symptoms so i went to get a hiv test. You said to write back to you when i got my test result.when i went for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative fourth generation HIV-antibody test four years after a possible exposure is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet. However, what I can do with absolute certainty is... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating... Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger)... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Bringing HIV Testing Where It's Needed

...Nienke van Schaaik, the project's manager. "Many of our patients have told us they prefer not to go to public clinics for an HIV test because they are afraid of being seen by people they know," said Liz Thebus, one of the Tutu Tester's health... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...cancer-causing virus), and syphilis. Many people erroneously believe this is the full extent of the blood safety process. The tests for HIV and other infectious agents are very good, and every day, units of infected blood are identified and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been together so long that s/he would take it as an insult." New idea: How about presenting it as... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...didn't find any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very... Read more »

Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent exposure has not Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
...sample was invalid. Son of a $#@$#, they said that they would send me another test at no cost to me but now I have to do the blood thing again. Has this happend to anyone else? Of course I will do it again but hopefully this time it will be... Read more »