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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

Table of Contents Introduction Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It Is Better to Know HIV and Women Making a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Introduction Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It iscommon to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, grief, depression, or otherpainful emotions. Even after you have known for some time and think you arecoming to terms with the news,...
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Risk of getting HIV from Rapid finger prick Test. Worried!

Hello! I recently tested negative on a rapid HIV test. WAY LONG out of the window period! So Woo- Hoo! Silly me has gotten the funny idea in my head that I could possibly contract HIV from the rapid finger prick test that was given to me.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Probably OCD Lady,First off, I'd drop the "probably." Your fears of contracting HIV from a rapid HIV test are irrational. A detailed explanation is not warranted. Suffice it to say that lancets and pricking devices used for... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »

finger prick test came positive

Good day, on the 15/07/2011 i did a finger prick test and it came out positive, i immediately informed my girl friend about it because i was very scared and confused. she went for the same test in her state and it came out positive but am still in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.1. It's possible that your rapid tests are falsely positive, but one should know that they are quite accurate. Here in the US, we'd run a confirmatory Western blot test to confirm the first. Then we would be... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Just tested positive four days ago.

Posted by PageofCups, 1 Reply


Hi. On June 21st, the summer solstice, Saint Lazarus's feast day (who I just found out that night that some view as the patron saint of HIV/AIDS patients and caregivers), I tested positive for HIV. My partner of five years (as of June 1) has... Read more »

AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »