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Can Doctors Tell If You're Hiv Postive From A Standard Blood Test

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Tested postive for Hepatitis B and HIV

Dr. Holodniy, I am a 19 year-old female who recently started seeing someone during the summer of 1998. We always used protection, but then stopped because I trusted him. Then around August, I was constantly ill, with infections ranging from...
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
It's hard to know what might be different between the two of you. It sounds like your infection was relatively recent. The virus affects everyone differently. It may be related to differences in your immune systems abilities to control the... Read more »

HIV risk from standard blood draw

Hello: I was wondering if there is any real possibility of getting infected with HIV from just a... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard... Read more »

Promiscuous Gay Nerd: "If You Use It, Test It!" Toward a Gay Men's Sexual Health Standard of Care

"Tell me what you want to have done," the staid-faced nurse practitioner blurted out after I sat down in her office. It wasn't exactly the friendliest way to begin a patient interaction, but it was nonetheless music to my gay ears. For six years,... Read more »
Project Inform

Standard Dosing Chart for Anti-HIV Drugs

General Concerns About Anti-HIV Drugs Fusion Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors NRTIs & NtRTIs NNRTIs General Concerns About Anti-HIV Drugs Lipodystrophy A side effect that may be related to anti-HIV therapy is body composition changes... Read more »
HIV i-Base

UK Standards for HIV Care Launched by BHIVA

On 29 November 2012, the British HIV Association (BHIVA) launched "Standards of Care for People Living With HIV" at the Royal College of Physicians in London to an audience of over 150 people. It is hoped that this document will help with the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

UK Standards for HIV Care Online for Comment

Note: deadline extended until 12 October. In order to help with the planning of HIV services and to ensure that HIV positive people receive access to the appropriate levels of treatment and service, the British HIV association (BHIVA) have... Read more »
Connect With Others

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Recently tested postive...less than 30 days ago

Posted by Tommy_C, 6 Replies
At 50 years old, this was not what I was expecting when I started to not feel that great for the last couple of months, that I would now be HIV+. I didn't understand why poeple would ever post on a forum, but after a couple of weeks I am certainly... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
I found this website today, and although it has kept me reading for most of the day and given me some enlightenment from the comments you all have made I cannot stop feeling these incredible emotions. I know it is normal to feel overwhelmed when you... Read more »

just diagnosed postive

Posted by max_max, 12 Replies
I am 29 y/o. I did a blood test in the beginning of Agust. It was negative. However, I did a follow-up check up at the end of November. I was diagnosed positive. My family don't know I am gay. I just feel I disappoint my family. I have so many... Read more »