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Afraid Of Having Undiagnosed Hiv Infection

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accessing Social Networks With High Rates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection: The Social Networks Demonstration Project

The study authors "evaluated the use of social networks to reach persons with undiagnosed HIV infection in ethnic minority communities and link them to medical care and HIV prevention services." In seven cities, CDC funded nine community-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among New York City Jail Entrants, 2006: Results of a Blinded Serosurvey

Among New York City jail entrants, HIV testing has increased four-fold since 2004, when personnel began offering all inmates rapid testing at intake. To help improve services, the current study determined HIV prevalence among jail entrants,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: A Tale of Three Cities: Persisting High HIV Prevalence, Risk Behavior and Undiagnosed Infection in Community Samples of Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors set out to study geographical variations in diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV prevalence, use of sexual health services, STDs, and sexual behavior in a community sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the English cities of Brighton,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Undiagnosed secondary infection

Dear Dr,I am a person living 10+ years w/HIV and have a friend whom has been in the Uof Wisc. Med Ctr. for two weeks while they try to determine what is wrong.Symptoms include fever and chills, hardening of the pectoral muscle, inflamation of the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There isn't enough information for me to tell what is going on here. They may need to do a biopsy of this area to find out. Myositis (infection of muscle tissue) can occur in HIV+s.... Read more »

Is there an undiagnosed infection

I was diagnosed in February 2001. I am a 22 year old black male. I was hospitalized in November 2001 with sinus infection and Mac. I started medication hiv meds about December 10. I was hospitalized at Christmas time the Doctors thought I had...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
My hunch is that you are experiencing an immune reconstitution response to your prior MAC infection. When someone with AIDS, like yourself, gets started on potent combination HIV meds and their CD4 cells start to rise rapidly, as yours have, your... Read more »

Is it possible to die of an undiagnosed infection?

According to the Armed forces of Pathology it is.Lo SC; Dawson MS; Newton PB 3rd; Sonoda MA; Shih JW; Engler WF; Wang RY; Wear DJ. Association of the virus-like infectious agent originally reported in patients with AIDS with acute fatal disease in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Of course it is. Medical science isn't perfect, nor do we know everything.That said, it's very important to appreciate that case reports in the literature often represent very rare events. A 1989 publication doesn't comprise cutting... Read more »

Afraid to be infected by HIV

Dear doctorI am really scared these days. Three days ago, I made out with a gay man who said he took HIV test three weeks ago and result was negative, but I don't believe. He sucked my nipple and bit it. I felt pain but didn't see blood...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
From what you have shared, there was not opportunity for infection. HIV is transmitted through the exchange of the following bodily fluids: Blood, Semen, Vaginal Fluids, and breast milk. Based on what you described there was no opportuntity for... Read more »
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Please Help! I am afraid I caught HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

getting paranoid...afraid of hiv

Posted by robbieb, 1 Reply
I'm getting terrified I have HIV. Here are my exposures in the last year. Am I screwed?

One blowjob given to completion with swallowing

One partial BJ/rimming

Two times guys tried to penetrate my ass no more than 3 attempts and they didn't seem to... Read more »

My HIV+ boyfriend is afraid to be intimate...

Posted by Madeleine, 2 Replies
I am with a man whom I love very very much. He is perfect. My ex-husband was abusive and controlling but my current boyfriend was always there for me as a friend and now we are finally able to be together. Because of all the "trauma" caused by my... Read more »

family members afraid

Posted by koko, 6 Replies
I need some suggestions here. My father has AIDS and my sister (whose only 4) may be HIV pos. They are both visiting from out of town and I've noticed a lot of ignorance when it comes to 2 of my family members and how it's spread. Please someone,... Read more »