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Hiv Test Politic

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the
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Should I stop testing?

Hello Dr.Bob! Happy New Year to you and your family!Best wishes,health and happynes.I am one of the people who just can't let it go.This would be the last time that I am asking for your help since I allready feel like a complete retard.So here it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...posted another question in November, still worried about your lap dance incident. I tried to reassure you that your negative HIV tests, now out to five months, were indeed conclusive. And now you're back once again with more negative HIV-antibody... Read more »

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...reason, in order to get ahead of this epidemic, all adults (aged 13 to 64), especially all African Americans, should ask for an HIV test. Knowing ones status is the only way to protect yourself (by getting treatment if you are positive and... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my responses you "have gotten a lot of valuable information." I encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and... Read more »

Constipation Question

I suffer from IBS-related constipation. My stools are often so hard, I have to insert a finger and pry them loose (yes, I wash my hands afterward). I also use public restrooms nearly every day, since I work in retail. Is this a risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV worries related to your sticking your fingers up your butt in public restrooms, you can relax. The risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted, however thoroughly washing your hands is!Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientific Decisions, Including HIV/AIDS Policies, "Subjected to Political Tests" by Bush Administration, Opinion Piece Says

..."expressed concern" over the fact that scientific decisions, including those concerning HIV/AIDS policies, are "subjected to political tests" by the Bush administration, David Baltimore, president of the California Institute of Technology ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientific Decisions, Including HIV/AIDS Policies, "Subjected to Political Tests" by Bush Administration, Opinion Piece Says

..."expressed concern" over the fact that scientific decisions, including those concerning HIV/AIDS policies, are "subjected to political tests" by the Bush administration, David Baltimore, president of the California Institute of Technology ,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

...diagnosed Black New Yorkers were nearly 24 percent less likely than their white peers to see a doctor within three months of their HIV diagnosis and more than twice as likely as whites to be without medical care one year after their positive HIV... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...becomes part of their daily standard operating procedures. Those diagnosed are better prepared to face the consequences of an HIV diagnosis because routine opt-out testing levels the playing field regarding HIV testing, diagnosis and treatment... 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 »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »