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Paranoia

Okay, so I am currently a medical student, and I have no idea what is possessing me to act this way, but here goes. We have been learning a lot about HIV and possible ways of transmission. Well, I have never had sex before, but have kissed a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...own question.You want me to tell you that you're "being stupid and that you cannot get HIV from a finger prick needle in an HIV testing clinic." OK, here you go: "You are being irrational (better word than stupid) and you cannot get HIV from a... Read more »

Got Injection Pricked..

I am a healthcare professional... today evening i gave an IM injection to a patient (HIV STATUS... Read more »

just quick question..? please

i just want to get these facts right, if u are going for aHIV test,most time they take the blood... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continued Very High Prevalence of HIV Infection in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study

...longitudinal demographic surveillance since 2000 was used for the analysis. Researchers identified and approached for finger-prick HIV testing all residents (women ages 15-40; men ages 15-54) and a sample of non-residents ("migrants") who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Issues Surrounding Launch of Lesotho's Campaign to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone Over Age 12

..."considerable success" of Botswana's routine HIV testing program, which was implemented in 2004. The program offers optional HIV tests to every person who visits a health clinic. According to Khumo Seipone, head of HIV prevention and care for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Experts Pushing for Rapid HIV Testing

... Health advocates in Australia are pushing for approval of rapid HIV tests there as a way to expand testing and curb rising infection rates. "Australia is the last developed country in the world that Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Get Tested for HIV, Get Free Concert Tickets

...rate in the entire state of Texas. Three-quarters of Harris County HIV numbers come out of District 146." Free, confidential HIV tests, either finger-prick or oral swab, will be offered at outreach events sponsored by the St. Hope Foundation and... Read more »
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tested at six weeks

Posted by justsayno, 2 Replies
...come down to the sexual health clinic with me but I declined. I didnt catch any little STI's from him with the results, I had a finger prick HIV test yesterday at 6 weeks (44 days not including the day it happened) which came back negative, he is... Read more »

Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...I had a finger prick HIV test done. Result - negative. 10 days later I went to a homeless/drug addict shelter with a community group. We fed, clothed, helped Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...blood pressure and pulse and also hemoglobin hematocrit test. That hemoglobin hematocrit test is getting a neddle prick on your finger so they can get a drop of blood to test for hemoglobin hematocrit. You have to pass these tests do be able to... Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Read more »