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Do You Have To Take Hiv Test To Become A Firefighter

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Firefighter With AIDS Pushes for Workers Comp Law

An Akron, Ohio, firefighter who says he contracted AIDS on the job is promoting a law that would automatically grant workers' compensation benefits to firefighters who contract any of several diseases. Stephen Derrig, 35, learned he had AIDS in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Firefighter in need of your reply, 3rd try

Doctor Bob-Please help me with my situation. I am 33 white hetero male who ended a relationship with ex girlfriend in Aug 2007 (lots of unprotected penile/vag sex). Since then I have been having extreme fatigue, post nasal drip, skin problems, lots...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Firefighter Guy,Usually I skip questions about multiple negative tests well beyond the window period because I've responded to gazillions of them over the years (check the archives) and my response is always the same: A negative HIV test... Read more »

NY Firefighter offers thanks!

Dr. Bob-You truly are a great person for all that you do here, and in life. I can't thank you enough for replying to me. I want to make a donation somehow (lots of can you tell me how to do so? Little off the mark, but would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Firefighter Guy,Welcome back to the forum and I'm delighted my response made your day/year! Now, what about my firetruck ride????Regarding your follow-up question, there are quite a number of potential causes for a persistent/recurrent... Read more »

firefighter scared

Thank you so much for answering my question. I'm not sure I'm in the right forum but here goes my question. I've read many questions/answers in this forum. I'm a firefighter and possibly had a mucosal exposure to urine, unsure...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Not really the right forum. However not really a risk either.Forget about it! It sounds like you are fine. Live your life and be careful! DTD... Read more »

Canadian firefighter should have known better.

At a party I met an attractive woman. We proceeded to get to know each other and one thing lead to another. Soon I had her breast in my mouth and before I knew it I had discovered that she was lactating and I had a few drops of breast secretions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Canadian Firefighter,Thank you for taking the time to write in and share your story and great news. WOO-HOO-eh?!?!?!!!As for how long it takes HIV to cross a mucous membrane, the answer is quite variable and depends on many factors, including... Read more »
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Test was negative at 10 weeks after hiv exposure? Can someone tell me what type of hiv test it was?

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv 4 or 5 times on July 31st. 4 days later she told me she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital that same day and got pep and took it for a month. I stopped taking it on September 9th.

I got a rapid... Read more »

NEW CDC Testing guidelines with 4th GEN HIV test

Posted by plokoon81, 1 Reply
Hi everyone -

The CDC has indeed updated testing guidelines, and guidelines for PEP, treatment for HIV, and a few other things -

http:... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »