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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer...
Ask the Experts

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing mine......I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and Read more »

pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started thinking of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it comes to HIV, it's what you don't know that can hurt you! (See below.)Get tested and stop freaking... Read more »

HIV Risk for a Top (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max) and I lost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Regarding "symptoms," they are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The only reason to worry or get HIV tested is potential HIV exposure risk.As for being petrified to take the test, Joel, it's time to grow a set... Read more »

Why is HIV testing not compulsory?

Good Morning Dr Bob,My 3 months' waiting period is up and whilst I'm still working on getting my courage together for getting tested after several risky encounters with my Ex (thank goodness he's an ex now!!),I have been thinking much about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are many reasons HIV testing is not compulsory. I'll just name a few. First, to do so would be illegal in many countries. Second, HIV testing is only as Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration, Standard and Gendered STI/HIV Risk Behavior, and STI/HIV Diagnosis Among a Clinic-Based Sample of Men

...condom practices, sexual infidelity, transactional sex with a female partner) forms of sexual risk behavior and self-reported STI/HIV diagnosis using data from a cross-sectional survey of men (n=1,585) ages 18-35 from three urban community-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance

... In the current study, researchers sought to describe trends in HIV testing occurrence and frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking treatment at four STD clinics and to define factors Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Preferences Among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men

... Awareness of and preferences for rapid HIV testing among young men of color who have sex with men and are engaged in high-risk HIV behaviors were assessed in the current report. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Increases Among S. African Men

...the Second National HIV and AIDS 2009 Communication Survey, the project's managing director reported a significant increase in HIV testing among South African men. The results showed the proportion of men testing had risen from 24 percent to 60... Read more »
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Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...epidemics we also see the spread of 'false-HIV-positivity' because recreational drugs are well know now to make the non-specific HIV tests to run positive. No one is HIV positive they are 'drug-positive. Recreational drugs are making many gay... Read more »

Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
Howdy - Please forgive me if there's a different section of the board where I should be posting this question. I'm new. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Probably exposed to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 which are... Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies
...care providers and the degree to which it is undiagnosed. Using the criteria of an evolving antibody response, a negative HIV test within 18 months, or a serological testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion, persons diagnosed with recent... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...citywide, does not know the incidence of infection in the D.C. jail. However, from October to January, 986 inmates agreed to take an HIV test when they arrived, and 4.6 percent tested positive. According to a Maryland Division of Correction... Read more »