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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 »

Regarding three months too long ..Jackie, anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please comment on the reply that was posted on 3/19 and 9:21 pm... Is this so?

It says that if ARS started 4 weeks later it can last for 4 months, so then the window period is extented. Or would one test positive still after 3 months, if... Read more »

Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... Read more »

Very scared at three months!

Posted by Saginaw007, 3 Replies
Thanks for listening to me. Here's my situation. On aug 9th I performed unprotected oral sex on a sex worker. One of the reasons that I am concerned is that I suffer from bleeding gums. My symptoms are I have had a loose stool for for about 2... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

Is test warranted for less risky encounter

Hi BOB,I know this is QTND, From nature i have anxiety problem so please help put down my tension. I had sex encounter with 3 sex workers all on different occasion. with 2 of them i had only unprotected oracle sex insertive and i did not had viginal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Prashanth,"Oracle" sex? What's that? Sounds "enlightening"!Yes, yours is indeed a QTND (question that never dies). And like all QTNDs, it has an ATNC (answer that never changes).Your HIV-acquisition risk is very low.... Read more »

why do you say 6 months when everyone else says three for HIV testing????

sorry but why on earth would you say six months for testing, when everyone from the CDC to HIV specialist to Dr. Franscino would all say 3 months for a potential exposure and for a known HIV exposure test to six months. i know you will probably not...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post. As I have mentioned in the past the majority of people who will seroconvert after an exposure to someone with HIV infection will do so within 12 weeks. However, to be sure it has been the CDC recommendation that follow-up... Read more »

Is an HIV test at three months conclusive?

Concerned Male, 20, writing. (I just sent this letter, but I think it was at the wrong forum so I am sending it here as well). I have a scary story and I just want to ensure that I am ok. Last year, on the night of October 8, I was drunk and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Let me get this straight. You either had an alcohol-induced blackout or were drugged by two strange men, and the last memory you have is one of them saying, "We just want to see you get fucked?" You then woke up the next morning on an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Switching Drug Regimens Every Three Months May Benefit HIV-Positive People, Study Says

HIV-positive people may be less likely to develop a resistance to antiretroviral drugs if they switch drug regimens every three months, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine , the Los Angeles Daily... Read more »

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

Body shape changes are some of the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the loss of cheeks or the sudden swollen midsection, people with HIV have been mostly dealing silently with these issues since there are few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: AIDS "Reporting" to See Increase

In the last quarterly report, 6,103 people had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea and the figure is likely to increase as the testing and reporting system improves. National AIDS Council Statistical Officer Agnes Gege said Thursday the... Read more »

Three Months and Thirteen Days

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »