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Tested positive last month...its very difficult!!!

Posted by nevathot, 1 Reply
I tested positive last month and i must say i did not at all expect it..maybe thats why i cant come to terms with accepting it...i disgust myself,im dissapointed and a very attractive 26 year old african lady and still look perferctly... Read more »

Tested Positive a month ago... Feeling really alone. help!!!

Posted by kcguy0815, 6 Replies
I just found out I was HIV+ 2 months ago. I had a boyfriend and we found out I had HIV a month into our relationship. We had not used a condom since we had started dating, till I found out I had HIV. We broke up 2 days ago and now I feel like my... Read more »

I tested positive a month ago and I'm doing fine

Posted by scottypdx, 4 Replies
Okay -

I was reading most of the posts on here, and...people seem to be taking the news of becoming positive harder than I have. And that's understandable given the world that we live in and the stigma attached to HIV.

I've been doing OK since I got... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

Another surprise tested positive after 3 months

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Tested Positive Last Month

Hye Doc, I have been going through this your column for some 2 months ago.Straight to the question, I am an African staying in Africa, I first tested positive some 1 month ago. My first question is what I hear counsellors here call re-infection. It...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hi and thanks for your questions.I think by re-infection you may mean getting infected with another 'strain' of HIV than the one you originally acquired. There has been a lot of talk about this, especially regarding the transmission of... Read more »

Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later he has had all negative AIDS tests including three viral load tests. F/U P24 tests are negative. T cells fine. He had a history of giving blood w/o...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The p24 antigen is not recommended for screening purposes for several reasons. One reason is that it is subject to false positive reactions due to the presence of interfering substances in the blood. In view of the subsequent negative p24, HIV... Read more »

False Positive Test for over six months

Dear Dr. Fascino,Thank you for your work. Your site has been very helpful to me as my son had a positive ELISA test three times in the past six months -- all accompanied by negative Western Blot and PCR tests. He was tested because he had flu-like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First and foremost your son is definitively and conclusively HIV negative. No further HIV testing is warranted, unless he has a subsequent HIV risk exposure.Regarding false-positive ELISA testing, yes, it is possible for someone to repeatedly... Read more »

HIV test after 7 months - exposure with HIV positive person

Dear doctor,I tested negative on fourth generation HIV A,B/p24 test on day 223 since my oral exposure to semen of HIV confirmed positive person without therapy (I did unprotected oral sex with ejaculation). How "woohoo" conclusive is my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mike,Your negative HIV test at day 223 is definitive and conclusive. You know what comes next. Yep, that's right: WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well. You're welcome for my short "answear".Dr. Bob... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Baby Boomers and African-Americans Most Likely to Test Positive for Deadly Hepatitis C

This article was reported by Medical Daily . Medical Daily reported that CDC has designated May 19, the third Monday of Hepatitis Awareness Month, as Testing Day, and Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak is urging baby boomers and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mumbai, India, Police Dept. Mandates HIV Testing, Creates AIDS Awareness Program After 450 Officers Test HIV-Positive

The Mumbai, India, police department has decided to make it mandatory for all of its 38,000 constables, officers and inspectors to undergo HIV testing every six months after discovering that hundreds of the city's police officers are HIV-positive,... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of The Body. Welcome to This Month in HIV. Dramatic progress over the last 10 years in HIV medicine means that HIV-positive people can be expected to live an almost normal lifespan. With 75 percent of... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Sex and Dating When You're HIV Positive

My name is Bonnie Goldman and I'm editorial director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's subject? Dating when you're HIV positive. Dating when you're HIV negative is a challenge. Dating when you're HIV positive ... Read more »