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Hiv Infection Tested

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Citys HIV-Infected Testing Earlier

People testing for HIV in New York City-operated clinics and hospitals are being diagnosed earlier during their course of infection, according to data released during the 16th International AIDS Conference. Among 3,464 blood samples collected from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Youths -- United States

Abstract Background: In 2009, 6.7% of the estimated 1.1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States were youths (defined in this report as persons aged 13-24 years); more than half of youths with... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

By the Numbers: Black HIV Testing and Infection

Map of the Black AIDS Epidemic in America Black HIV Infection in America The State of Awareness Know Someone With AIDS Race of Newly Infected Race of All HIV-Positive Rate of Infection Infection Over Time How STDs Help HIV ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Need advice about possible HIV infection and testing

I had sex in Seoul with a girl I met at a club for a one night stand. I was very drunk. During sex, the condom broke. She had blood coming out of her vagina which was most likely from menstruation. After sex, I was drunk and passed out. When I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is broken-condom insertive vaginal sex with a bar-gal from Seoul who also was menstruating. The CDC's estimated per-act risk statistic for acquisition of HIV via unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive vaginal sex... Read more »

HIV infection from blood test?

Hi. I recently took a few (non-HIV) blood tests from a reputable medicalcenter. However, I did not notice whether a new needle was used or not. Is there a U.S. law saying that evenfor regular blood tests, new needles must be used? Has there been any...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In the United States, federal OSHA laws (and various state laws) require thatneedles not be re-used between patients. Needles in the USA are disposable,and are never re-used. For medical equipment that is re-used... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood.... Read more »

hep c & hiv co-infection / testing

So i was stuck with a syringe, the person was likely hiv + / hep-c + (heroin -or- meth user). I'm going crazy, i've tested negative for both up to the 12 week mark. They say that conclusive, is it? I have many symptoms 11 months later so,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you are still concerned at 12 months, I think sometimes the best "medicine" for these situations is retesting to help relieve your fears.... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV infected negative test

Posted by ruans, 7 Replies
I've only seen 2 cases here worthy of worry; red32 (had relation with HIV+ person, developed, candida, 15 days fever, this day has neuropathy same as his wife; and myself with a very similar simptomatology and serology (cd4/cd8).

I am... Read more »

Infected during HIV test?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm living a nightmare. I had unprotected sex with a woman (vag/oral) on 7/1/3. At 10 weeks I got a neg ELISA. That should have been the end. However my GP Doctore daignosed Oral thrush. The next day, panicked, at 11 weeks went in for an anonymous... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »