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Do You Have To Bring Your Parent With You To Get Tested For Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...is also a concern (see Fact Sheet 557 ). They also have more problems caused by human papillomavirus (HPV, see Fact Sheet 510 ). HPV does not seem to improve when people take antiretroviral therapy (ART). Many women are parents in addition to dealing with their health and employment. This can make it more difficult to take medications and schedule medical appointments. With proper support, however, women do very well on HIV treatment....
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Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...basic information about HIV from the archives. Dr. Bob Facts for Life What You and the People You Care About Need to Know About HIV/AIDS 2006 Frequently Asked Questions What is HIV? What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop... Read more »

HIV Tests

I heard recently that the OraSure and OraQuick HIV tests can also tell what other STI's someone may have had in the past or currently is infected with. I was told the test(s) could be a "Parent's Dream Come True" ie., as a way of checking on their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...OraSure and OraQuick HIV tests test only for HIV. That's why we call them HIV tests! Clever, eh? If indeed there was a way for parents to check up on their child's sexual activity, it most likely would not be "A Parent's Dream Come True," but... Read more »

I RUINED MY LIFE

Okay, im a teenager. I still live with my parents, im still in high school, i still have all my friends and my family... But im pretty much 100% sure i have HIV. I can't imagine focusing on school pretending nothing is wrong while i know im dieing....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drift." Society's puritanical view on homosexuality is what's making your life difficult at the moment. You feel you contracted HIV ". . . in the most shameful way possible." That indicates you feel shame about being gay or having gay sex. How... Read more »

IN BETTER SPIRITS, but is is legit?

Dr.Bob! or can i just call you bob? ive been asking so many questions on here in the last couple days i feel like i could be on a first name basis with you! hahWell obviously, by my restored sense of humor you can tell im in better spirits! I broke...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below for our readers who are following your saga!Dr. BobI RUINED MY LIFEJan 6, 2008 Okay, im a teenager. I still live with my parents, im still in high school, i still have all my friends and my family... But im pretty much 100% sure i have HIV.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Officials Propose New Regulation Allowing Teens to Receive HIV Test Without Parental Consent

...public hearing in December 2008 said that inadequate HIV prevention efforts led to a recent increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases among teens from 14,000 in 2007 to 20,000 in 2008. A poll conducted last year by the Thai Youth Network... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Group Launches No-Cost HIV Testing Campaign Aimed at Children, Urges Parents to Test Children

...Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Uganda, recently launched a no-cost HIV testing campaign aimed at children born to parents living with HIV/AIDS and those orphaned by the disease, the New Vision/AllAfrica.com reports. The campaign... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital Will Offer HIV Tests, Results to Patients Older Than 15 Without Parental Consent

...2006, the analysis found. Hayes added that it is likely many teens and young adults in the city are unaware they are living with HIV/AIDS. CDC in 2006 recommended routine HIV testing for people ages 13 to 64, and some hospitals have begun... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Schools HIV Test Program on Track

...high schools. All testing, which requires parental consent, will be done in private spaces at the schools. The participation of parents, teachers, and others will be encouraged to minimize any teasing of participants. According to Hadebe, in... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...veteran, he recommended that I seek out care at the VA hospital because all he could do was prescribe antibiotics. He brought up HIV, and even offered a test the last time I saw him in early January. I told him the VA would run the tests... Read more »

Will a child with hiv exhibit symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If a child was born or contracted hiv as a child, would they eventually exhibit syptoms when they are older? I thought they would but read somewhere that a child got Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

Where to start

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...reason it scares me enough to get tested. I think my boyfriend is denying it, for he never wants to go get tested. I am a signal parent of one and will be destroy if Im tested positive. we talk in the past I showed my medical history and he told... Read more »