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Boxing Hiv Testing

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A Box of Tools for National HIV Testing Day 2011

This is the season for toolboxes. Sunday was Father's Day -- and tools are a popular gift for dads. Summer is the time when many of us pull out our toolboxes to work on home improvement or hobby projects. So that got us thinking about the "tools"... Read more »
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How Do We Keep Going? My name is Lulu. I live in a box. Actually, two and a half boxes, inside a bigger box that sits on a concrete slab on an island called Manhattan. There are people above, below and on all sides that live in their own boxes.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Updates Black Box Warning on Boehringer Ingelheim's Protease Inhibitor Aptivus to Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

FDA and Boehringer Ingelheim on Friday updated the black box warning on Boehringer's protease inhibitor Aptivus, which is used in combination with Abbott Laboratories ' Norvir for people living with HIV/AIDS who have become resistant to other... Read more »
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Cut from HIV Test box (Donation?)

Hello Mr Glenn, I have looked through the forum and found nothing like my situation. I have also looked through the recent questions and noticed that you seem to be the only one really answering questions recently, and for that I thank you.I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your curiosity,I'm glad that our site has been helpful to you.But there <i>have</i> been many questions similar, if not exactly the same as yours. Also, each and every one of our forum experts spends a lot of time finding... Read more »

fmr Heavyweight world boxing champion Tommy Morrison still boxing

Hi Dr,l am a sports nut and recently contracted hiv, l read in the papers that rocky 4 star and boxing champion tommy morrison boxed a few months ago in mexico and won by ko after being banned for life in america for having hiv in 1996... how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Russell,I'm a sports nut too, but I must admit I never understood the fascination of boxing. It seems more barbaric than sportsmanlike to me. I never made it past Rocky I (and I think I fell asleep during that one), but I did enjoy... Read more »

HIV from HIV box?

Hello Ms Southall!So basically I bought an OraQuick HIV test from Walgreens, where it was just sitting out on the shelf. Later I was reaching for something in my backpack and sliced my finger open on the corner of the box.It bled a good deal and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYou cannot get HIV in this manner. Even if someone with HIV handled the box prior to you there would have to be fresh blood on the box. The timing does not allow for HIV transmission to occur. HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is... Read more »

risk of transmission through biohazard box

Hello I work in a clinic where we only test with retractable lancets and I was carrying a bin that was two days old with used oraquik tests from 2 days prior and retractable lancets. I picked up the tests is ther any risk...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV dies once it is outside of the body. Two days old the HIV would most definitely be dead and unable to infect. Also you would have to have an open wound and have immediate direct exchange of body fluid.In your instance and from what you have... Read more »
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Tommy Morison boxing champ?

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
I know this forum is not really sports oriented but figured this is another highly debatable topic regarding HIV, that many members might be able to shine some light on. It's about former heavy weight champion boxer Tommy Morrison. Tommy was one of... Read more »

Fresh out of the box...

Posted by renevatio, 2 Replies
Hello all.

I was diagnosed on July 20, with confirmation on the 22nd via WB.

I was headed to Hawaii the following morning of my test. So you can imagine the plane ride over. Ugh. The good news was that I got to kinda put off some of the pain in a... Read more »

3 Years Inside Schroedinger's Box

Posted by Nebulous, 1 Reply
The moral of the story is get tested and then be safe. And if you get lucky, don' t push your luck.

If you're not, brother you have my deepest empathy and sympathy. You really are in my thoughts and prayers.
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12 hours earlier, I tested POZ. Confused?

Posted by NumbedDown, 5 Replies
I'm pretty much in a state of shock still. When I saw that checked mark next to the Positive box, my heart sank. Body went numb. Adding insult to injury, my best friend was waiting outside for me at the clinic today. In short, I've been... Read more »