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Getting Fingered Should I Get Test For AIDS

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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 »

fingering a woman with a small cut on finger

i am a little concerned with the chance of getting hiv from fingering a woman of unknown status... Read more »

finger prick test

Hello i took a finger prick hiv test because i was worried i might have it, it came back negative... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
TheBody.com

Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: AIDS Group Urges Philadelphia to "Get Tested; Get Treated"

Philadelphia-based Field Initiatives for Group HIV Trials (FIGHT) has provided treatment, care, and education for HIV/AIDS patients for 15 years. It operates one of the city's largest clinical practices at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved"

Monday, Feb. 7, marks the fifth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS... Read more »
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Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... 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 »

Fingering with cuts on fingers

Posted by Homer, 1 Reply
Hello,
Thanks for the time and effort you have been putting in to enlighten others.

I had a concern. I recently had an encounter with a HIV positive girl. As we did not have any condoms we decide to not to have penetrative sex. We did oral and I... Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »