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Getting Head Should I Get Test For HIV

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"Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Hi Dr Bob,Please carry on reading! My previous post to you can be found at: have a bit of a follow up, and a couple of questions - *My dodgy bowel movements turned out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and ". . . you don't have HIV . . ." are you having difficulty understanding?2.Giardiasis and/or thrush would not invalidate HIV test results. Your thrush, if that is indeed what you have, could be due to your Beconase nasal spray, which contains... Read more »

RE: "Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Firstly, I just wanted to say "thanks" for answering my follow-up question. It was much... Read more »

HIV Test and Marijuana

Hi Dr --I have had several HIV tests over the past year but I also smoke Marijuana on a somewhat... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

New Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Among Black Americans 40 and Older Heads to Houston, TX

...tested and receiving information because it's a part of a game that they love so much." The health fair features free onsite HIV testing for all tournament attendees, players and guests. All are welcome to participate. The winner of the Houston... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe Shifts From Voluntary HIV Testing to Provider-Initiated Testing in Response to Epidemic

... Zimbabwe has shifted from a voluntary HIV testing system to a provider-initiated system in which medical professionals incorporate HIV testing into routine medical exams with Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson Calls for More HIV Testing Among Blacks in D.C.

...still high-five [an HIV-positive] person, we can still play basketball against them." According to, no-cost, rapid HIV tests were provided at the Howard forum. Shannon Hader, head of the city's HIV/AIDS Administration , said there... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been together so long that s/he would take it as an insult." New idea: How about presenting it as... Read more »
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HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
...article new window is 3 montths) Are you having a difficult time accepting the fact that you are HIV negative? Have you taken HIV tests over and over and over? Have you taken PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, HIV-2 tests,... Read more »

Worried and need to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...discussing with a cousin who is a nurse...she thinks I am just paranoid and may have only had a UTI. I am planning to get an HIV test soon, as soon as I complete antibiotics....anyones input on this, would greatly be appreciated. Hopefully God... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...worry or do I just have a chornic worrying problem. I can't tell if I have anxiety of HIV or if this is really a voice in my head saying that I am at serious risk?? please give me some insight on my situation. Please. I really appreciate it.... Read more »

getting tested today...infected for sure

Posted by infectedboy, 4 Replies
...dry cough ever which lasted for 3 weeks...during those 3 weeks i got a terrible sore throat, canker sore, joint / muscle pain, head aches, diareah, fever, swollen nodes...they all went away after 3-4 weeks ( i wasn't worried about hiv at the time... Read more »