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Are Certain Blood Types More Likely To Get Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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How to ask certain questions? (DISCLOSURE 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently started dating this guy and I know that we should have a discussion about our status. How do I bring up the subject of his HIV status? I don't want to sound weird, but I know it should be discussed.Thanks,Katie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Katie,Perhaps start by talking about the necessity of safer sexual practices as a general rule. Then you can volunteer your HIV status. If negative, you can say you always practice safer sex to protect your negative status. If positive, you can... Read more »

Eat Certain Foods??

My boyfriend is hiv positive and I just wanted to know if there are certain types of food that he should not eat now??? thanks in advance...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
A "healthy" diet that allows him to keep a good stable weight and body composition is in order. Priorities for nutrients are as follows: 1. adequate fluids (we aren't talking about coffee and alcohol here); 2. adequate calories to... Read more »

Licking Blood, "blood brothers" and similar types of exposures

Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If you get someone else's blood in your mouth, and they are infected with HIV (or another bloodborne disease like hepatitis B or hepatitis C), you would be at risk for infection. The more blood that you get into... Read more »

Could it be HIV Sub-type?

Hello Doc. I had a potential exposure (Condom broke; My penis started bleeding) with a sex worker in Thailand two years back(June 97).Three weeks later I had a puss like formation on the cover of the penis which was very painful.It went away after a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Never heard of that lab (but that doesn't mean it's not reputable). I don't think you need any further HIV testing. A urethral discharge is not associated with HIV infection specifically, but could be related to several other sexually... Read more »
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Almost certain I am +, waiting on test to move on

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

Maybe I should be posting under another section, but my test results have not yet returned. However, I have come to terms that what I have is indeed HIV/AIDS. I am just waiting for the result to tak the next step.

I am a 21 year old college... Read more »

I am almost certain I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As weird as this sounds, I'm almost 100% sure I am HIV+ but I don't know for sure. I was tested in May 98 and I never got results back from my doctor. I know I could have called for my results but I could barely deal with getting the test, never... Read more »

Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye.

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye. Read more »

Would like to be certain

Posted by boots, 2 Replies
I had an exposure back in 2007 sex with escort condom slipped off.. I tested at 3 days aftyer eexposure then at 4 weeks then 8 weeks all negative then at 84 days I got tested with the uni gold test and it was negative.. I moved on.. Now flash... Read more »