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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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Red cheeks/acne; could this be HIV?

Hello Dr. Dezube: I had a low risk encounter 5 months ago. Was tested at 2 1/2 weeks, it was negative. I have never had acne in my life! I am 42 and I have outbreaks on both cheeks. I went to the drs and they gave me ointment. What I would like to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
First it's not completely clear to me that what you describe is acne. There are many causes of red checks. What type of ointment were you given and is it working? It sounds like you are NOT HIV positive given your negative HIV test. Although... Read more »

Hiv-negative with sunken cheek

Dear Dr Bob . . . first I want to thank you for the wonderful job you do here and I wish you will get another 50 healthy years. The first weeks after my mistake in Brazil (Rio) I had almost chronic diahorrea, fever and profuse nightsweats, pruritic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You've had 12 negative HIV tests out to 4 years and you wonder "why the test can't pick up (your HIV) infection"????? Hmmm . . . well, let me make a wild guess here . . . um . . . perhaps, just perhaps, you don't have... Read more »

Unprotected sex 5 years ago, also cheek biting habit...

I had unprotected sex about 5 years ago, and had three blood tests done, the latest one about two years ago. Is there still any risk that I could have caught HIV? Also, I often have blisters in my mouth (bad habit of cheek biting), can I get...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
An HIV antibody test performed three or more months after exposure is definitive. You can only get infected with HIV through sex or an exposure to blood (primarily sharing injection needles).RMK... Read more »

Sunken eyes, cheeks and body getting thinner

I am a 37 year old heterosexual male who has been experiencing some major changes to my body in the last 3-4 months. My face is getting thinner with sunken eyes and cheeks. My arms, legs and chest have also been affected and are noticably thinner....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't know if your college roommate raped you??? Or how many times he may have taken advantage of you????? Hmmm . . . . It seems to me that's the kind of thing one would notice and remember, doncha think??? Nonetheless, your... Read more »
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Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

POZ + big lower cheeks + high CD8 count = DILS

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
If you are infected with HIV and have developed swollen cheeks and a
high CD8 count that does not go away with time then you probably have
DILS. Fortunately, unless it turns into cancer, DILS is harmless. It
is a good idea to have your doctor confirm... Read more »

Hiv pcr testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, would a hiv pcr test be best to get if you have ohl(hairy tongue on the tongue and white creamy cheeks)? I am past the 6month window period. Last negative was Jan 01. Last exposure was June 2000. Thanks and God Bless.

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Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, its me again. I was wondering after several non-reactive results after about 1yr and some time but have oral problems:dry mouth, white hairy tongue with white cottage cheese looking stuff on it, mouth ulcers on the cheeks of my mouth and unable... Read more »