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Hiv Testing At Planned Parenthood

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Planned Parenthood Receives Federal Grant to Expand HIV Testing and Prevention Programs in Memphis

For the next three years, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will receive $265,000 per year from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance PPGMR's HIV prevention programming and integrate HIV prevention into... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Ruling Restores Testing Funds for Planned Parenthood

On Feb. 16, U.S. District Judge William Haynes granted a preliminary injunction against a Tennessee Department of Health decision to halt funding for Planned Parenthood's HIV and syphilis testing program. Planned Parenthood is suing the state over... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Indiana: Planned Parenthood Offers Free STD Testing

This article was reported by WTHR-TV . WTHR-TV reported that Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) will participate in the sixth annual Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign during April's STD Awareness Month by offering free STD and HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bad advice from planned parenthood?

Hi Dr. Bob-I called my local planned parenthood concerend about a potential exposure (cut on my finger during a manicure, liquid styptic put on my cut and lotion massaged on my hands afterward), and the woman there told me it was a significant risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You cut your finger during a manicure? OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!The initial advice you received was inaccurate. I agree with the advice you subsequently got from the AIDS hotline and CDC. To answer your specific questions:1.No.2.A negative test is always... Read more »

Planned parenthood in Texas is making me wait

Hi Dr. Bob! I had unprotected insertive oral from someone and I am going to take a test at three months mark. But when I called planned parent hood. They told me to take one when after 4 months. So what should I do?.. Should I take one now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are many illogical and bizarre things about Texas for instance Tom DeLay, or certain inhabitants of Crawford and the fact that "he needed killin'" is considered a valid defense in court. Consequently I can't comment on... Read more »


After now stopping years of high risk behavior, it's time for another HIV test. I've got a new job that I love, and am doing very well there. We've got a great insurance plan. What issues could be involved in choosing to get an HIV...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
I believe your question is the difference between anonymous and confidential testing. As you know, when you get tested through your healthcare provider, your name is attached to the test. Testing through Home Access (the home collection device)... Read more »

Tested Once After 10 Months and Negative.Am I HIV Free?

I got tested at Planned Parenthood 10 months after unprotected sex.The rapid test came back negative so I'm HIV negative right?I keep hearing people say it isn't accurate until a year after exposure that's why I'm asking.Just...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing... Read more »
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Where can I get tested in Atlanta? Planned parenthood turned me away. Please help!

Posted by random1100, 1 Reply
One month ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with another man of unknown status. I'm not out and have no one to turn to. I took 2 oraquick in-home hiv oral swab tests that I bought at the pharmacy at 3 weeks and 4 weeks post exposure hoping... Read more »

Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... Read more »

Planned Parenthood... Elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if the blood draw test provided at Planned Parenthood (the one that takes 3-5 business days); is that an ELISA? I asked them, but the girl didn't seem to know. I will appreciate your info. Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Posted by hangclean, 1 Reply
Why does planned parenthood still recommend 6 months for an antibody test? Read more »