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Can Minors Have Hiv Tests Without Consent

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...throughout the United States, since each state has needed to address the guidelines separately. California turned the CDC recommendations into law in 2007 with the passage of AB 682, which waives the need for written consent for HIV testing in this state. Widespread implementation of these recommendations would be especially beneficial to women in this country, given the lack of perceived risk factors for HIV in this population. [Also see ...
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Positive Elisa, Negative Western Blot, Dr wants to do a HIV Viral Load

I tested positve for HIV with 2 pregnancies on the ELISA and both were negative Western Blot. I thought if the Western Blot was negative I was truly negative. But my Dr. did a HIV Viral Load today. If the Viral load is positive could it be a false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are correct! A positive screening HIV test followed by a negative Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV test! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, Read more »

Donated 200$ will donate again - Unprotected Oral Exposure followup (FALSE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello Doctor - Hope you are doing well. I have donated 200$ on your website and the reference number is EQEE6C4E20E6.I got the results of my 3 months antibody test today ( 13 weeks) and it is negative.Continuing on my last post, the following day (...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...13-week test is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your (or your wife's) problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing.Dr. BobUnprotected oral exposure - follow up . Have... Read more »


That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for all women in areas with high HIV prevalence among women of childbearing age (15 to 45) or in facilities with at least one HIV diagnosis per 1,000 pregnant women screened. Providers should consider repeat testing in the third trimester for... Read more »

I whis i was in Antartica

Hello Dr,You are doing really perfect job here.My idea,You are the best.I asked questions before but you didnt answer.I hope this time i deserve an answer.1-I tested 12 times 4th gen. (ag+ab)blood test for hiv in 160 days, all negative. Last test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative out to 9.5 months! You just can't get any more negative than that. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. In fact, you've had way too many already!2. I'm not exactly sure what you are asking in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups, Health Departments to Increase HIV Awareness Among Minorities Ahead of National HIV Testing Day

...departments in Florida are planning several events aimed at increasing awareness about HIV among minorities ahead of National HIV Testing Day , which is scheduled for Friday, the Naples Daily News reports. According to the Daily News ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Men at Gay Pride Events -- Nine U.S. Cities, 2004-2006

...the CBO and health department staff, including developing assessment questionnaires, training interviewers, and coordinating HIV testing and questionnaire administration. During 2004-2006, CBOs and health departments were funded to conduct... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lesotho Gets Tested

...prevention and treatment efforts. The initiative will send counselors on house-to-house visits and allow minors over age 12 to test for HIV without the consent of their parents or guardians. AIDS experts say routine, voluntary HIV testing and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV Rises for Area Young

...Effective Sept. 1, state law requires that anyone between 13 and 64 seeking hospital or primary care services be offered an HIV test, with an opt-out provision. The law requires a provider ask only once, so patients are encouraged to bring up the... Read more »
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Will a child with hiv exhibit symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a child was born or contracted hiv as a child, would they eventually exhibit syptoms when they are older? I thought they would but read somewhere that a child got it as a baby (through pregnancy) and went all the way to college before they found... Read more »

Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies five days. On the fifth day, I went to an urgent care physician and described my concern. He ran bloodwork, including an HIV test. In about twenty minutes he came back with a negative result & mentioned that he saw "no traces" of HIV in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fever, horrible sore throat, rash, and dry mouth.. Now 3months later I still have swollen nodes in my neck, achey back pain, minor sore throat and thrush... I have had 5 tests total all of which came back negative. I live near san fransisco so I... Read more »