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Getting Tested For Hiv

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical facility where her incident could be documented and you could agree to be tested there if you so desire.Dr. Bob Read more »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Get Tested

Dr. Bob: Hello from Kansas. I've written before about some of the questions from your readers. I... Read more »
Articles
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. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Getting the Word Out on HIV Testing

...HIV/STD Program. While some populations are definitely at much higher risk than others, "We really do want providers to make HIV testing part of their regular screening routine," she said. The state Department of Health reports that Washington... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Performers Getting HIV Tests to Raise Awareness of Virus Among U.S. Blacks

...Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles, celebrities Regina King, Howard Hesseman, and Jimmy Jean-Louis of NBC's "Heroes" will take HIV tests as part of "1 in a Million," a new campaign to raise AIDS awareness among African Americans. The effort's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Calypte HIV Test Gets OK in Kenya

...30 million, including 1.2 million HIV-positive people, now has more than 350 registered sites where residents can receive HIV testing and counseling. The approval means Calypte can compete for Kenyan government contracts, anticipated to be... Read more »
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believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this: http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood. This resulted in infecting an innocent person through a blood transfusion. Please do not donate blood as a devious way of getting tested for HIV. The screening tests are not fool-proof, and it is wrong to misuse the blood supply this way.... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very much ok but was so worried i could have contracted AIDS as well. have been tested n i tested Negative. but the tester said HIV Aids virus may not appear before 3 months after infeection. so have to wait for 3 months n do another test. that... Read more »