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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Quick Results Up Number of People Getting HIV Test

The number of people testing for HIV at the nonprofit agency AID Atlanta has more than doubled since it began offering the OraQuick rapid oral HIV test last October. Approved last year, the mouth swab test gives results in 20 minutes, compared to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ahead of South Africa's HIV Testing Campaign, Zuma Gets HIV Test

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received an HIV test, kicking off the government's campaign to encourage all South Africans to know their HIV status, TIMES Live reports. "Months after taking office as president of the country last... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Simply Rob: Advocate and Artist, a Man of Words Uses Them to Spread Truth

Rob Vassilarakis All the negative HIV test results Rob Vassilarakis kept getting made him think he was having safe enough sex. "I was wrong," he says. In 1993, at age 22, he tested positive for HIV. "When I was 17, I was disowned for being... Read more »
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Please help, not getting satisfactory answer re: test results

In June 05, my HIV test results were indeterminate, I tested again in July 05 and in August 05 and received the same results (with Western Blot showing same one strand). My Dr. determined I was positive based on a viral load of 33,000. The last time...
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
Sounds like you need another screening HIV antibody test and confirmatory western blot.... Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking question.Jul 26, 2008 Bob, My question was because i am drinking so much alcohol, will the... Read more »

very scared about getting test results

I am very scared about getting test results and want to know where I can go to get some help. I think I must be HIV positive. I have had unprotected sex several times over the years.I went and got tested 3 times in the last year. I could not get the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Step one is getting the test results to determine if you have HIV infection. Some testing sites have the rapid HIV tests, which may help you get past the anxiety of waiting for a result.In any case, whether you test negative or positive, you need to... Read more »

Worried after getting test results

Hello. Here's the thing... Since I was so anxious and feeling guilty about a minimal to no risk exposure (had massage by sex worker and she masturbated me, that was it)... Which Dr. Hook said was zero risk and no need to test, I anyway went to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are really over analyzing this to put it simply. The test is negative. Every testing site has different ways of reporting the result depending on the type of test that they run. But the end result is that your test is negative.The guidelines... Read more »
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Getting HIV result tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am very scared. I have been told that the risk was very low and so low that one of the ASO counsellers would bet everything she has that I would be ok. With the sympthoms I have, I am quite certain that I've already been infected. My life has been... Read more »

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 »

getting results today

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The doctor said to call him today for results. I am going to freak out if he won't give me the result on the phone and says he needs to do more tests or something. I know what that means!
I briefly did someting dumb about 8 weeks ago, but it was... Read more »

She gets her results Tuesday

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
Well the girl i had sex with almost 2 months ago is getting her results Tuesday. Im scared, I had asked her a personal question on how long ago was her last sex partner before me and i tried to explain the window period and she just blew up and... Read more »