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Drinking After Someone How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by: having sex with an infected person; sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected; being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman. Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low. There are no...
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HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...coffee and dessert, eh? (Perhaps coffee and hot-crossed buns?)How is HIV spread??? Either you are very young (too young to be drinking coffee) or you just recently arrived from a distant galaxy or you've been home schooled and subjected to an... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...adept in doing research. The answer to your questions was waiting for you in the archives of this forum.See below!Dr. BobCan drinking alcohol affect HIV test results Feb 2, 2009I had an HIV test yesterday, just after lunch where I had drank 2... Read more »

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the last 10 years as part of our regular physicals we have been checked for HIV and have come up negative each time. Now he has turned up positive and says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV for 30 years and, have multiple negative HIV tests over the past 10 years and then test HIV positive due to depression, drinking and a compromised immune system. HIV just doesn't work that way! The only two scientific (and logical)... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...coffee and dessert, eh? (Perhaps coffee and hot-crossed buns?) How is HIV spread??? Either you are very young (too young to be drinking coffee) or you just recently arrived from a distant galaxy or you've been home schooled and subjected to an... Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...can prompt people to make their lives better. Many HIV-positive people make favorable changes such as breaking bad habits like drinking too much or smoking. As serious as the diagnosis is, there is good reason to have hope that your life will be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...checkups, and get treatment for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. If you can avoid smoking, drinking too much alcohol, recreational drug use and sexually transmitted diseases, you will probably find your HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

Grad student who just tested positive

Posted by yandus8, 11 Replies
...progress in terms of treating the disease, but I don't know what to expect. Can I actually live a somewhat normal life? How long can someone who gets HIV in 2008 expect to live? The only people who know about my condition are my doctor and my... Read more »

HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain. Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...really would appreciate if someone could answer these 10 questions for me and post them here so others may also benefit: 1) How long has it been since you were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS? 2) What prompted you to be tested for AIDS? 3) After you... Read more »