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scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four years, compared to just 11 months for those diagnosed... Read more »

Scary symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Firstly, I tested negative one year ago when I increased my life
insurance policy. Now my story. One drunken evening, I had the
unfortunate experience of making love to a prostitute that some
people had brought to a bachelor party. I used a condom... Read more »

Check out this Last Post in Holidnys Section-SCARY

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has stumped me: A woman called to report that she first tested HIV-positive in December 1999 after having a negative test in May 1999. She had two viral load... Read more »

this is very scary

Posted by amiscrewed, 3 Replies
I was at a college party with many guys. Me and my girlfriends went to the party where we where supposed to meet up with some boys from my school. Anyway i was given 1 drink and everything went fuzzy. I woke up the next day still at the party house... Read more »

Oh nooooo! This is scary for me.

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i got this from a article on hivinsite.com. this makes it very scary since i have genital herpes and with all the symptoms i have been having. also read about a guy that tested poz after having a persistent sore throat. he got antibiotics, it helped... Read more »
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unclear, scary test results

On 3/20/01 I donated blood and the results were: positve p24, indeterminate neutralization, negative NAT, Hiv AB 1&2 negative. After taking these tests I found out my boyfriend had been with a prostitute about a year and a half before. He says...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
The presence of only a single band on Western blot testing is not consistent with a true positive test; sometimes this represents the cross reaction of your normal antibodies with something of the same molecular weight as the HIV p24 protein. The... Read more »

Scary Testing Scenario

I tried to ask this question right when it happened and I didnt see it posted in the forum but seeing we are still in the window period, it is still on my mind. I went 4 weeks ago today to a hopsital to get and HIV test done. While I was sitting...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Transmission of HIV is only possible if HIV infected FLUIDS (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) come into contact with MUCOUS MEMBRANES (the lining of the vagina, rectum, mouth, urethra) or directly with your BLOODSTREAM. Skin is a barrier to... Read more »

scary test results

hi. i donate blood every 2 months, but this last time i donated, i received a letter that my results were abnormal. it turns out that my antigen test was positive, my nucleic acid test was negative and my antibody test was indeterminate. about 16...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
First of all, take a deep breath. Even if you are infected, learning about it within a few days of being infected may be a huge blessing, since treatment early may allow your immune system to deal with the virus later on. Now let's look at the... Read more »

Lots of scary HIV questions on a group plan enrollment form!

This is similar to a recent question but the answer you provided on this forum did not relate or help me. I start a new position in next few days with a small company in Tampa (around 20-30 employees). I just got the Aetna Group Plan Health...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Without seeing one of these questions, it's hard for me to answer. No, they can't refuse to insure you because of a pre-existing medical condition. If they have specific, direct questions about your experience of HIV testing, whether... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNAIDS Chief: Spread of HIV in E. Europe Is Scary

New HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2009 represented nearly three times the number the region recorded in 2000, UNAIDS recently reported. Last year, 76,000 people in the region died of AIDS-related causes, up from 18,000 in... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Tell Congress That Raising Revenue Isn't Scary; It's Lifesaving!

Fear not the ghosts, goblins, witches, or vampires this Halloween. It is the specter of sequestration and its looming cuts that are the most frightful. If Congress and the President do not reach an agreement by January 1 to address the nation's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »