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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Governor Gets HIV Exam Bill

On Friday, the Illinois Senate ratified a bill that removes the requirement for written consent prior to HIV testing. Under the measure, which Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to sign, health care providers must still obtain verbal consent from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Including HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Exams Could Help Curb Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

CDC 's expected recommendation to implement HIV testing as part of routine medical exams is "doable, cheap and could do more to stem new transmissions than almost any other available option," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. Although the... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Academy of HIV Medicine Launches 2006 HIV SpecialistTM Credentialing Exam Period

Washington, D.C. -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) has launched its 2006 credentialing exam period. Applications for the 2006 credentialing exam will be accepted June 1 - July 31, 2006; the exam will be available to qualifying... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Questions @ Medical Exam

I have over 15 years experience at a company that was acquired by a larger corp. I have been HIV + for 10 years (symptom-free).The corp offered me 'conditional employment' upon completion of a medical review. At the corp. medical center, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You must have felt pressured to reveal your status, but you didn't have to. I've keyed this in many times, and I'll key it in many times more: the appropriate, legal question is "Do you have any condition that would prevent you... Read more »

HIV/STD from Pelvic Exam (new mother)

Hi, Yesterday I had my 6 week postpartum examination in which the midwife performed a pap smear and pelvic exam. After the pap smear, I noticed that she used her gloved fingers to open the lid to the disposal container for the speculum. She then...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIt is highly unlikely that any type of infection occurred. If there were to and fluid containing HIV on the lid it dies within minutes of leaving the body.There have been documentation of HIV transmission happening in the way you have described.... Read more »

PLEASE- Clarification Needed!! HIV/STD from Pelvic Exam (new mother)

Hi Ms. Southall,Thank you for your response to my question. It made me feel somewhat better but since I am breastfeeding my infant, the small chance you mentioned still makes me question whether or not an infection could have occurred. I just want...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Worried mom,You are fine! continue breast feeding your child, there is no risk of transmission. I agree with the other experts on this forum.Be well and worry free!Shannon... Read more »

Can HMO Physical Exam detect HIV?

I just wanna ask if HMO Physical Exams can detect if you are a HIV positive or not. I recently had a sexual encounter last november and december. I did use a condom on both encounters but on the first one i had a scar on my penis due to the hand job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Most HMO physical exams can barely distinguish between dead or alive, let alone HIV poz or neg. Your HIV risk is minimal to nonexistent. If you are worried that you've placed yourself at risk, get an HIV ELISA test at the three-month mark.... Read more »
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NAT exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

Exam

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After 6 months i made an Elisa Exam, i have syntoms in mouth, like gengivitis, angular cheilitis, the roof mouth are not soft and always burning, what is expected to me, could someone give some advices?
Thanks in advance Read more »