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Do You Get An Hiv Test If You Are Arrested

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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HIV transmission

Bob,I am a concerned mother of two teenage children's health along with my own. My situation is one of possible criminal transmission. I was involved with someone who was positive. He had what I thought was the flu which turned out to be some sort...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ages it's unlikely your wacko-ex could have done anything dangerous to them they would not be aware of. Since you've had them HIV tested and the results are negative, it's extremely unlikely HIV is their problem. They should be seen by their... Read more »

Karma, please!

Dear Dr. Bob,On October 30, I was sexually assaulted by a male of unknown status. I am a woman, and the act was unprotected vaginal intercourse. I found this site/forum while researching the appropriate timeline for getting tested for HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...( It's warmly appreciated. My very best good-luck/good-health karma has been sent that not only your HIV tests remain negative, but that you quickly and completely recover from the emotional trauma of this horrendous... Read more »

Health Held Hostage?

I was tested a couple of years ago and came back negative. About 8 months ago I came up positive. Because of finances, I hadn't seen a doctor. I finally got signed up for health care in February, right before I was arrested on an old warrant. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your brief post points out several major problems with the health care system in the United States. First of all you tested HIV positive eight months ago but did not have the "finaces" to seek medical care. Presently we have 47 million... Read more »

hep c contracted from open cut?

I am a police officer and 2 months ago was putting someone under arrest who is hep c positive and hiv unknown. while he was resisting arrest he held onto a fence and cut his hand and wrist area. i had to put the cuffs on him and cut my finger and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...from traumatic altercations, but these were very significant with a lot of injury and severe blood exposure. I also expect your HIV testing to be negative - but certainly follow-up just for your own protection. Please sleep well. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Rights Watch: Arrests, Trials of HIV-Positive Men in Egypt Reflect Ignorance, Injustice

...arrested. All four remain in custody pending a prosecutors decision to proceed with charges. HRW said all the men were subjected to HIV tests without their consent. Then, in November, police arrested four more men found living in the apartment of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...been delayed for 7 days, 72 detainees (43%) would have been released before they could be tested, resulting in a delay in their HIV diagnosis and care, and continued risk for HIV transmission. To maximize case identification, all detainees should... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

... Gov. David Paterson has signed into law two bills designed to encourage HIV testing and shield participants in needle-exchange programs (NEPs). One law, which takes effect Sept. 1, makes HIV testing routine Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware: HIV Testing Eyed for Accused Sex Offenders

...Legislature, an accused sex offender would have to submit -- in response to a court order or a request by the alleged victim -- to HIV testing within 48 hours of arrest. As deemed appropriate, defendants -- including those who initially test... Read more »
Connect With Others

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours. My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for... Read more »

why all the disention?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is so much hatred and animosity on this board and it is so sad.Why can't everyone just give it a rest.Okay everyone has their views, and that what makes human beings individual.That being said, this same "phenomemon" is what makes EACH... Read more »

A little glass of half full for the worriers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are born, is the FACT that we will die. If getting tested for HIV is so terrifying, consider the folks that died of cardiac arrest, stroke,aggressive cancers, car accidents, etc.,...Don't you think they would have EMBRACED the opportunity to find... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...that I was pregnant. I felt I didn't have the right to have a baby. I thought if I had a baby, maybe in the hospital they would arrest me. Sometimes I think maybe it wasn't the right thing to do, but I just wanted it so bad. I thought, At least I... Read more »