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Uni-Gold only tests for HIV-1, do I need to test for HIV-2 as well

Hi Dr. Bob,35 days ago, I had an potential exposure. A stripper gave me an unprotected handjob using her saliva as lubricant. I am not sure if there was blood in her saliva. The handjob was pretty rough and I had got genital herpes (but I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your HIV-acquisition risk from getting a hand-job from a Bouncing Bertha at the local Badda Bing is essentially nonexistent, even if she used her saliva as a lubricant and you have a history of genital herpes (but no active... Read more »

WHAT PRECAUTION I NEED TO TAKE AFTER I AM TESTED I AM HIV +

WELL SIR I AM HIV +. I DONOT WANT TO GO FOR FURTHER TESTING AS I THINK I AM PERFECTLY HEALTHY NOW.... Read more »

Possibly low cd4 - need to test for HIV?

Dr. Gallant, After having some gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, gas, etc) for several months it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Indian Communities Need HIV Prevention Programs, Testing to Hold Off HIV/AIDS "Time Bomb," Editorial Says

The "conditions are ripe" for HIV/AIDS to reach "epidemic proportions" in American Indian communities, but a concerted effort between federal, state, local and tribal agencies could "tip the balance the other direction," an Arizona Republic ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diagnosis Reinforces Need for HIV Testing in Older Adults

"Wanda, a 68-year-old widow and retired bank worker, was admitted to the hospital by her family physician, who was worried about her diarrhea and 30-pound weight loss. ... "On the second day of her hospitalization, the hospitalist ... explained... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lisa Fitzpatrick: Routine Testing for HIV Needed (Video)

AIDS in 2012: The medical director of infectious diseases at United Medical Center tells Joanne Silberner that in addition to more frequent testing, more attention needs to be paid to keeping people with HIV under the care of a doctor. a transcript... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Needs to Be "Top Priority," Opinion Piece Says

Current strategies on fighting HIV/AIDS "are clearly not working, especially on prevention," so the "dedicated and committed professional community engaged in this desperate struggle" needs to make testing a "top priority," Richard Holbrooke,... Read more »
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Need help with HIV test

Posted by server5, 2 Replies
So basically I had protected vaginal intercourse and received unprotected oral intercourse from a female of unknown status.

5 weeks and 3 days, I tested myself with a home HIV test kit. About 10 minutes after doing the test, only the control band was... Read more »

Need HIV 2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been tested over the last couple of years with the ELISA test. A three times with the Home Test approved by the FDA and once at a private test facility. All tests have been negative and I assume that these tests are just for HIV 1 with... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
Hello:

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

HIV2 - Do I need to test for this??????? HELPPP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was with someone from South Africa. (unprotected) Took HIV tests out to 10 months, negative. Should I test for HIV2?? Now I am freaking out all over again!!! Please help me. He is a young white hetero male. I am female. With each other... Read more »