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HIV definitely exposure

after high risk exposure with HIV positive partner. If six months or seven months negative should i retest for my situation ? If so, when or how often ???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.A negative HIV-antibody test six months or longer from the date of contact is considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV vs AIDS??? (DEFINITION HIV VERSUS AIDS)

BIG question. I have been getting conflicting info on this.What is the difference between HIV and... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Governor Vetoes AB937 but Orders HIV Specialist Definition

In a letter dated October 10, 2001, Governor Gray Davis explained that he vetoed California bill AB937 because it would have required the California Department of Health Services to develop risk-adjusted rates. However, in the same letter, Governor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Definitive Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Women, CDC Says

"There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday," Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Would "Remain a Threat" Even If World Achieved "AIDS-Free Generation" by Any Definition

Lawrence Altman, former senior medical correspondent for the New York Times , writes in an opinion analysis in the newspaper that while there was much discussion about "ending the AIDS epidemic" and an "AIDS-free generation" at the XIX... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Announces Regulations Using the AAHIVM Definition and Credentialing Process

On January 6, 2002, Californians living with HIV scored a major victory as Governor Gray Davis proposed a new regulation to establish the definition of HIV medical Specialists under the Standing Referral Law (AB 2168). The Governor's proposal will... Read more »
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What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Subtypes And Undetectables--definitive answer??

Posted by worried22yo, 1 Reply
Has anyone seen any statistic as to the number of cases where an HIV infection would not show on a standard ELISA or PCR because it is either a rare strand or whatever? Thanks guys.




Good luck to everyone! Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

Insertive Anal - Definite infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does being the insertive partner in unprotected anal sex with an HIV + partner DEFINITELY mean that you will be infected. I hear all sorts of stats about this practice that sometimes downplay it and others that exaggerate it as being as dangerous as... Read more »