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Marines

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how frequntly they test for HIV in the Marines?

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Marine Corps Policies and Procedures for HIV 6/11/1991

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Marines Corps. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

http://www.usmc.mil/directiv.nsf/bc9ae2674a92558d852569140064e9d8/b1b24153c434acfb85256d6b005f55b3?O... Read more »

marine encounter

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have to start by writing that it has been so reassuring to read other postings. When you are waiting for hiv test results it feels like you're on a little island alone, or orbiting the planet, it is comforting to know it is a shared experience! ... Read more »

the "marine paradigm"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/library/readroom/jama96/letter_2.htm

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Marine poz

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Iam a Marine on active duty, and I am trying to get in touch with other Marines in the same situation. I AM NOT GAY so dont answer this hoping your gonna get some cause that is a big negative.oohrah and Semper Fi Marines Read more »
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Please Help...A Young Marine Deathly Afraid of Having HIV :(

Hey Dr., I'm sure you're busy so I won't waste any time.Over 3 months ago, I had 4 encounters with some escorts. All of it was protected and it was just "regular" sex.I got worried and got HIV tested twice right around my 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Young Marine,Your fears are unwarranted. The escort sexperiences were "protected." Assuming the latex condom was used properly and didn't fail, HIV-transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent. In addition, your two negative... Read more »

Help a Marine out?

Hi Doctor Bob, I was hoping if you could answer my question. I'm currently a single ex-marine who has been out of the service for some time now. The last sexual encounter I had took place in 2002. Prior to that I've had numerous other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ex-Marine,HIV-antibody tests (ELISA, EIA, oral rapid tests, etc.) taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. However, these tests can be done (and remain accurate) anytime after three months. That includes many... Read more »

RE: Help A Marine Out?

My ORAQUICK ORAL ADV. CAME BACK NEGATIVE!!!!!! DR BOB, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! AS SOON AS MY PAYCHECK CLEARS I'M DONATING NOT ONLY TO YOUR FOUNDATION BUT OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTRY AS WELL. YOU TRULY ARE A HEAVENLY SENT ANGEL DR BOB. BLESS YOUR...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Ex-Marine Guy!Excellent news! Congratulations and WOO-de-fricking-HOO! It's heartwarming to see a Marine cry tears of joy!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It will help others... Read more »

Maybe you can help me out Doc, Marine in need of advice

About 9 months ago I was deployed in the Philippines, Long story short i had a drunken night of indiscretion and had unprotected sex with an off duty bar girl. Normally i'm not the type to worry but it feels like my strength has been sapped....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Marine.First off, on behalf of all Americans, thank you for your service!Regarding your HIV risk, unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently HIV testing is warranted, whether or not you... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Risk Factors for HIV in U.S. Navy and Marines During "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Researchers led by Shilpa Hakre DrPH, MPH, of the US Military HIV Research Program, Rockville, Maryland, found that same-sex partners and inconsistent condom use were some of the major risk factors for HIV infection among US Navy and Marines during... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Marin County, Calif., HIV/AIDS Programs Impacted by Cuts to Public, Private Funding

A "leading" nonprofit in Marin County, Calif., that provides HIV education and prevention services and a needle exchange program "is getting hit with funding cuts from both the state of California and the Marin Community Foundation that total more... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

IAS Study Summaries: An Interview With BenoƮt Marin

Listen (2.5MB MP3, 5.5 min.) Welcome. This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The BodyPRO. I'm in Sydney, Australia at IAS 2007, one of the year's major HIV conferences. Right now I'm in the posters session, where researchers are... 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 »