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AIDS Defining Conditions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a person ashaving AIDS if she or he is living with HIV (HIV+) and has a CD4 cell count of 200 or less. The CDC has also developed a list of morethan 20 opportunisticinfections (OIs), cancers and conditions that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below).If you have HIV and one or more of these infections or conditions, you have a diagnosis of AIDS, no matter what your CD4...
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Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

Anonymous, Confidential, Regular Testing a clinic... Which is best?

Hello Dr. Bob, I have been wanting to go test for quite some time now but don't know which testing to choose. I am afraid of testing positive and losing any chance for Insurance should I lose my current job.Whats the difference between...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Anonymous HIV testing means that no names are provided when the test is performed. Instead the person being tested is given a unique identifier code. This means you and only you know your test results and absolutely no one even knows you've... Read more »

Defining Test Results

I work for a blood bank, and recently donated blood and have a copy of my test results . I have been deferred but have not been informed yet. Can you explain what some of the results mean. Tested "NR" for HIV-1/2 .074 (absorbance). First...
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
The absorbance is the amount of color generated in the test tube or microplate when an antibody/antigen complex are formed and a color dye is added to indicate that there is the presence of this complex. Almost all of these kinds of assays will have... Read more »

Confidentiality Worry

3 weeks ago I went in to get an HIV test with my girlfriend at planned parenthood. We tested anonamously as they reccomended, but I asked if we could see each others tests, and because of confidentiality, they told us we could not, but we could each...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,". . . Would it be standard practice to put down a false-negative on a test form at her request to conceal her positive status???" What???? Dude, you've got some very serious trust issues here with your girlfriend and Planned... Read more »
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HIV+? Nationwide confidential phone survey - $50

Posted by studySF
If you recently tested + for HIV, you may be eligible for a confidential phone interview. To see if you qualify, call 877 737 5782 x6.

The Henne Group is a Market Research Company located in San Francisco.
We are working to understand health issues... Read more »

HIV+ women? Confidential phone study $50.

Posted by studySF
If you recently tested + for HIV, you may be eligible for a confidential phone interview. To see if you qualify, call 877 737 5782 x6.

The Henne Group is a Market Research Company located in San Francisco.
We are working to understand health issues... Read more »

Confidentiality Urban Legend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently tested with my girlfriend because of a false rumor that she had claimed she had HIV both of us had negative results sheets, however, they didn't let us see each others results. I didn't think of it much at the time, until I heared the... Read more »

Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »