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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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hiv status foreign job contract renewl

last march 2006 I tested hiv positive.I am receiving councelling and medical supervision in my native country.I am employed in a foreign country and my employment contract requires that I pass a hiv antibody screening test every three years.My next...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, unfortunately there is no way (including blood transfusion) to change HIV-antibody status.I would suggest you begin working with an HIV-knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer to see if there is any way you can get a legal waiver to remain... Read more »

Foreign Donation and A Quick Question

Dear Doctor,I want to thank you for your great work. I noticed that your organization does accept donation. (Q1) But do you accept foreign currency instead of USD? Thank you.I also need some clarification from you. Please forgive me for my bad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Eager Gent!Q1) Yes, we gratefully accept all foreign currencies.Q2) Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in distinguishing who is and is not HIV infected. If you had an "HIV+ situation," you'll need an HIV test at the three-month... Read more »

treatment for foreigners in the US

dear dr robert ,I have just moved to new york from the uk with my partner . He works for an american company and has a work visa .I am tagged on to his visa for as long as he will stay in the us . I also get the same health care benefits as him as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Richard,It is morally reprehensible and discriminating for a company health plan that provides partner benefits to specifically exclude "terminal illnesses such as cancer and HIV." This should be challenged in court. Hopefully once... Read more »

Unsafe Syringe From Foreign Doctor- Please Help

hello doctor,I need to ask this of you before I go any further and possibly set off a ridiculous commotion over nothing. Please let me know if in your opinion this merits testing. My fiance had gone to Mexico with her parents for a family vacation....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I agree a shot in the butt for flu symptoms is most likely not warranted, your fears about unsterile technique and possible transmission of bloodborne pathogens at Mexican resort hotel medical facilities is equally unwarranted. Universal... Read more »
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blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »