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History Of Hiv Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

JAMA Examines History of HIV Testing, New CDC Recommendations

"HIV Screening in Health Care Settings: Public Health and Civil Liberties Conflict ?" Journal of the American Medical Association : Lawrence Gostin, associate dean at the Georgetown University Law Center , in the Oct. 25 issue of JAMA examines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Correlates of HIV Testing History Among Urban Youth Recruited Through Venue-Based Testing in 15 U.S. Cities

Adolescents and young adults are disproportionately represented among both those living with HIV and individuals who are infected but do not know it. The team undertook the current study to determine factors associated with a history of HIV testing... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV in the Classroom: Making AIDS Activist History a Part of U.S. History

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series Do you think the general U.S. population just "got used to AIDS?" No, of course not. "It wasn't a passive process, and they weren't nice about it," recalls filmmaker Jim Hubbard; "This country had to be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Consultant says test results incompatible with clinical history

Dear Dr. Bob,This is definitely NOT a WW question! as verified by a hospital consultant. Please, please would you be kind enough to contribute your thoughts on this one instead of one of the regular WW posts about soft stools, pimples and coated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,One thing I can say with certainty is that whatever is causing your problem, it's not HIV. If all your tests check out negative, then you really should consider a psychological cause for at least some of your symptoms. Many of the... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You should be evaluated and treated by a clinical immunologist. There are other immunological conditions that can cause lymphopenia other than HIV-1 or HIV-2. It appears that HIV has more than been ruled out by your 32 negative tests!... Read more »

Recently HIV+/History of Depression

Dr.On February 7, 2002 I tested positive for HIV. I thought I had been very safe - and perhaps I was, but the news literally sent me into a state of shock. In the ensuing days my emotions swung wildly from blithe acceptance, to panic, to paranoia,...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
It is obvious that just consulting with your psychiatrist and taking meds is not working. Are you in a regular (either once or twice a week) psychotherapy? If not then you really need to add talk therapy to your taking antidepressant medication.... Read more »

HIV TREATMENT WITH HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Dear Dr. Pierone,I am an adult gay male with seven months sobriety, recovering from addiction to crystal meth. Througout my six years of active addiction my T cell count was anywhere from 800 to 450. Now with seven months clean which includes...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, it makes sense to delay therapy and see if this drop in CD4 count is an aberration or a verifiable trend. If on repeat testing the CD4 count is confirmed to be in this range, then it would be reasonable to begin therapy. Congratulations on your... Read more »
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Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
I am trying desperately to find some closure to an ongoing concern Ive had about possibly acquiring HIV. I would appreciate your advice.

In early March 2006, I had an unprotected sexual encounter with a woman whom I met in a bar. We engaged in both... Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott
Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous
November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott
Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

clinical history

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have often read, you must take more tests in SOME situations.(24 weeks) What about "clinical history". A lot of people have a clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have... Read more »