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Accepting Hiv Diagnosis

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accepting possibility, need strength to test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr, this past summer I had an unprtected encounter.The gay male asked to but i said no. He assured me he was negative of anything and he had just returned from serving and said the armed forces required testing and had since been tested again. i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-acquisition risk is brief unprotected anal receptive sex with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus. I agree you need to be HIV tested; however, your pessimistic fears are way out of proportion to your real risk. The CDC's estimated per-act... Read more »

Can AIDS turn back to Just HIV

I recently met someone who's health went from good to bad and his T-Cells went below 10.. Now its... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

Young, Positive and Homeless

...therapy, and this time stuck with it. He developed new coping skills for his depression. After time, he also began to accept his HIV diagnosis and was able to start to disclose to important people in his life. Two years after learning his... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how the virusis transmitted; behaviors that place them at risk; and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...been delayed for 7 days, 72 detainees (43%) would have been released before they could be tested, resulting in a delay in their HIV diagnosis and care, and continued risk for HIV transmission. To maximize case identification, all detainees should... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »
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Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
I have noticed on this site that allot of the (regulars) or members tend to wright off the worried well as basically being a bunch of phyco's who have nothing better to do then freak out on line. They are probably for the most part somewhat right... Read more »

ars-symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
can the people who have tested positive describe the symptoms they experianced during the ars period and after please. Thanks Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Also, do not lie on your risk questionaire when they ask you about your risks prior to donating. The only acceptable way to test for hiv is to get an FDA approved test at a clinic, or doctor's office, or the Home Access sample collection kit.... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do not want my company's insurance vendor to deny me coverage... Read more »