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Best Way To Get People To Get Tested For Hiv

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »

Change in CDC guidelines about frequency of CD4 test for people with stable CD4 levels??

Yesterday at my quarterly meeting with my doctor to discuss my latest bloodwork, he told me that a couple of months ago the CDC had changed its guidelines regarding how frequently people with stable CD4 levels ought to have their CD4 levels...
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
Yes, the new national guidelines issued last month indicate that in those people who have had stable HIV infection for some time, CD4 counts can now be monitored every 6-12 months. This is on a case by case basis and is based on a long term pattern... Read more »

Do the test! Post this for worried people

To my hero Dr. Bob the Great,Dr. Bob, today I just went to the local clinic at Castro St.(San Francisco) to get my blood withdrawn for hiv testing. I was not really that nervous when I was there, although I do feel a little bit anxious.Well, I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Depressed Guy in San Francisco,I was on Castro Street earlier today as well, although I was having coffee with friends rather than getting blood drawn. (I had that done last week!) OK, on to your questions:1. Properly used latex... Read more »
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Some advice to people who are scared of testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took a HIV test anonymously the other day and it came back within the next afternoon. If you are afraid, then go to and you can see if they have any labs in your area to do a anonymous testing. I came back negative by the way. I... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hinking about an HIV Test?
Provided by Stephen Fallon, Ph.D.
2002 Stephen Fallon

Summary: If you wait just a little while after engaging in a risky behavior, you can then get a reliable HIV test. Wait three weeks, and a negative HIV test result is... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

My way of dealing with 3 month wait period to test

Posted by Ivan88, 1 Reply
Hi all,
So my story is:
1 month ago had protected sex with sex worker.
I was drunk and had low erection so condom was moving, but still covered my boy's head , then girl gave me handjob and then I changed condom. Anyway I got genital herpis and... Read more »