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Benefits Of Hiv Testing

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benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that Read more »

Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds... Read more »

Antiretroviral treatment and HIV testing

Dear DocI had unprotected sex with a girl and within 72 hours after exposure recieved... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Doctors, Public Believe Mandatory, Federally Funded HIV Testing Would Benefit U.S. Health, Survey Says

...requiring HIV testing, the Times reports. However, 59% of physicians and 60% of non-physicians surveyed said that "health care benefits would outweigh the social implications," according to the Times . "Physicians are a distinct group who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine HIV Testing May Benefit Teenagers

...15- to 21-year-olds found that key HIV risk behaviors, like having unprotected sex, had no impact on whether they sought HIV testing. Instead, the single most important factor was whether they had ever been tested before. The teens and young... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia to Benefit from AIDS Testing Kits From Swiss Company

...before placing those who are infected on antiretroviral therapy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. The offer of free testing kits followed concerns raised by the first ladies at their meeting that many of their countries cannot afford... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2009

...-- should get tested at least once a year. Widespread, voluntary HIV testing and treatment for infected individuals could benefit both people with HIV and their communities. Studies have shown that most people who learn they are infected with... Read more »
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6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Testing Quick Start: Find a Testing Location Near You What is HIV Antibody Testing? Why Should I Be Tested? - The Benefits of Knowing How Is HIV Spread? Who Should Be Tested? When Should I Be Tested? What About My Privacy?... Read more »

Testing

Posted by Anonymous
...that this last symptom has nothing to do with a HIV. I am worried and was wondering if someone could tell me if there is any benefit to taking the test before 3 months besides peace of mind. Does it make a difference starting treatment as soon... Read more »

HIV testing in the army

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Can anyone tell me what the Army's policy is on HIV testing? I know that new recruits are tested, but what about once you are enlisted? Thanks! Read more »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Before you automatically assume that I'm some sick puppy, let me say that I DO NOT wish to present a side that is hurtful. Benefits that I'm considering are positive (awareness and attemps to change health care disparities across cultures and... Read more »