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Can You Get Hiv From An Hiv Test

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Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals,... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Attitudes to HIV and HIV Testing in High Prevalence Areas of China: Informing the Introduction of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Programmes

The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV and HIV testing among health professionals and pregnant women in Yunnan Province in southwest China. The goal of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can I have hiv that hiv test not picking up

It has been 21 months since my encounter I have had 7 hiv test 4 rapid and 3 blood drawn and the last was labcor HIV 1/0/2 all negative I am still having symptoms headaches, growling stomach, pin symptoms, heel pain, dry mouth, ashey skin, anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No.2. Extremely unlikely.3. No.4. No.5. No.6. No.7. No.8. Sorry, I can't diagnose the cause of your very common nonspecific symptoms over the internet. What I can do with great certainty is advise what's not causing your problems:... Read more »

HIV from HIV test

Hi Dr Bob,Please let me begin by expressing my condolonces on the loss of your brother. If he was anything like you, the world has lost a good person. I also have a question to which I have found no similar questions in your archives: do you know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for your condolences. Regarding acquiring HIV as a consequence of getting an HIV test, yep, that's paranoid and no, there are no documented cases of this happening. Infecting people with HIV who are coming in to find out if they... Read more »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sir,This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his... Read more »
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Test was negative at 10 weeks after hiv exposure? Can someone tell me what type of hiv test it was?

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv 4 or 5 times on July 31st. 4 days later she told me she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital that same day and got pep and took it for a month. I stopped taking it on September 9th.

I got a rapid... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

hiv 1 vs hiv 2 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. I have a question that is driving me nuts and was wondering if anyone could help me. I was tested for HIV in April 2000 with a negative result. The anxiety continues but this is not a "window" question. I am trying to find out if I was... Read more »

Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »