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Free Hiv Testing In Chicago Loop Area

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Chicago-Area HIV Prevention Group Aims to Involve Local Religious Leaders

The Mosaic Initiative, an HIV/AIDS advocacy group based near Chicago, plans to involve local religious leaders in its HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs, the Chicago Tribune reports. Founder Brad Ogilvie said he believes that religious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

More than 1,000 Chicago teenagers were tested for HIV on Saturday as part of the second annual Teen Test Day at the South Shore Cultural Center, the Chicago Tribune reports. Many of the teenagers said they are not sexually active but believed it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Hospital Continues Program Offering No-Cost HIV Tests

Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago will continue a program offering no-cost oral HIV tests to patients waiting to be seen in its emergency department, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The hospital launched the program in May 2008 with a... Read more »
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HIV2 in Chicago?

I've had negative ELISA and Amplicor PCR-DNA at 5 months after an encounter. (No West Africans were directly involved.) The ELISA and PCR-DNA were for HIV1. 2 questions: 1)Can I stop worrying about HIV1? 2)Should I be concerned about HIV2?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV-2 is not prevalent in the United States, so it is highly unlikely that you would have been exposed to HIV-2. HIV-2 is endemic in West African countries. HIV-2 screening is recommended for West African residents, their sex partners, and those... Read more »

Free distribution of pairs of HIV home test kits

Are there any programs anywhere distributing pairs of home HIV test kits for no charge? Would the cost for free distribution of kits be less than the cost of health care for those who have got infected with HIV?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Home tests are not available for free. The cost varies between US$30 toUS$50. These tests are not free, since it costs money to pay for themanufacturing of these kits, as well as the costs of running the tests... Read more »

28yo Chicago guy w/Thanks!

Dr. Frascino:I can't tell you how much your response to my question (HIV+ / Will I Ever Have Sex Again?) meant to me. I wrote that to you coming out of the haze of guilt, fear, anger, and dread that every newly diagnosed person faces....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Chicago's New Most Eligible Bachelor,I'm delighted you have, as Aretha once sang, "A New Attitude!" I couldn't agree with you more. There are indeed "everpresent, unpleasantries," for instance Tom DeLay,... Read more »

Clueless in Chicago

Dr. Bob:I promise, as god as my witness, a donation this time! That being said, I have a question. A month ago, I had unprotected sex with an HIV poz man. I topped him and came inside of him. Although, we hadn't planned on having sex, it just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The estimated per-act risk for acquisition of HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 6.5 per 10,000 episodes. We don't have specific stats for healed penis piercings (OUCHAMAGOUCHA) nor for... Read more »
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Chicago Help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all, I am a student at Columbia College in Chicago. I am in an Advertising Production class that is putting together an informational video on HIV and AIDS awareness. I am here to gain insight on both. I am also looking for someone in the... Read more »

searching for HIV+ LDS in Chicago

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I was diagnosed with HIV September 1998. This was 3 short years after I came out. I have had a lot to deal with, especially since I come from an LDS background. I am looking for other people in the Chicago area who are both LDS and HIV+. I... Read more »

Looking for HIV/AIDS MD in Chicago Burbs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am looking for a physician who specializes in HIV/AIDS care. Does anyone know of someone they would reccomend? I don't want to go to a generic Infectious Disease doc. I want someone who knows the intricacies of the disease and treatments.

Thanks! Read more »

any free dating sites for hiv gay people!!!

Posted by keeponliving, 13 Replies
just tested positive, n life is changed thoroughly! lost my lover,he just ran away after i told him that am infected hiv.dunno where to turn now. anyone can help me !!!! Read more »