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Blood In Food And Negative HIV Test

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know their HIV status. Many of these people look and feel healthy and do not think they are at risk. But the...
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HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank for your question.No there is no dietary restriction on when an HIV test can be done. the test measures antibodies against the virus that develop over weeks. The P24 test is a direct measure of part Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medicine. I am from New Jersey. One of my patient is going through severe anxiety and depression. He tested Positive on Labcorp ICMA test for Hiv 1/O/2 but negative on western blot. I have assured him so many times that positive ICMA with... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result when i get them in . i hope your fine and doing well. thanks jon
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...o Jan 22, 2010hi .its hiv group o. im pretty sure. that is what is causeing the lipo, and its not showing on the test. i did test for hiv 1 and 2 , but not o. i just now did test for group o. please tell me what you think. i would like to know... Read more »

Is anal sex ok if both parties have been tested and negative? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

Me and my girlfriend wanted to try anal sex but didn't know what the risks are. We both have been tested and both have tested negative. Also we are in an exclusive relationship and only had sex with each other. We are each others 1st.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concern. See below. Finally, I should mention barebacking is a risk! Remember, your partner is only as negative as his last HIV test and that was taken before the cute pizza delivery guy "delivered" earlier this evening! Dr. Bob HIV between two... Read more »
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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's antibodies are passed to the baby. This does not mean the baby is infected. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV tests. Another test, similar to the HIV viral load test (See Fact Sheet 125 , Viral Load Tests), can be used to... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...once Are a man who has had sex with another man since 1977, even once Are a hemophiliac Have ever had a positive antibody test for HIV (AIDS Virus) Are a man or woman who has had sex for money or drugs any time since 1977 Have had hepatitis... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...false pos and confirmed to be a mistake, well my question to the FDA was what are you doing to insure we don't have any false negs, he could not answer. I really like the Dept. of HIV thru the FDA, he has called me back on several occasions and... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...citywide, does not know the incidence of infection in the D.C. jail. However, from October to January, 986 inmates agreed to take an HIV test when they arrived, and 4.6 percent tested positive. According to a Maryland Division of Correction... Read more »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...decision I made 31 days before. I've been battling on and off with the notion that I may be postive, or may be, I in fact could be negative. 14 days after the exposure I did a home access test, which was negative. I know that this is neither... Read more »