Afraid Of False Negative Hiv Test

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Scared to go to the doctor or get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr Bop please, please, please I need your help.I've written to you many times over the past few months, you have responded twice, and I thank you so much for that (I was the Positive I'm Positive Fluffernutter who tested negative on an Oraquick Oral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...depression and fluffernutterness. I urge you to get the help you need without further delay.Good luck. HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is!Dr. BobIs it better not to know? ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009) Sep 16, 2009... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...a healthy uninfected person's. I said, "What are you going on meds for?" He said his doctor wanted him to, and he agreed out of fear and ignorance. I said, "You need to find someone who specializes in HIV." He asked me to go tell that to his... Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) Read more »

Results have scared me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...girls. Last week I finally decided to look into this and move on with my life whether I have it or not I can't live my life in fear of the unknown. I went to my family doctor and that is when she gave me those results...I got my test done last... Read more »

The Hope is there but fading

Posted by Regret101, 17 Replies
...refraining from sex and telling her. If you are reading this and you are on the "fence" TELL AND GET TESTED. Dont let your fear of rejection and losing someone cloud your judgement. 5 weeks is not definitive but a good sign apparently but it... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...month and come back for another test. My last sexual exposure was about 6 months ago, she said that my first test could be a false positive or that my body hasn't had time to make enough antibodies for an accurate test. Meanwhile I'm still trying... Read more »