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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...until they become ill or get tested during pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth...
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pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started thinking of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it comes to HIV, it's what you don't know that can hurt you! (See below.)Get tested and stop freaking... Read more »

HIV exposure

Hello, i have a question on HIV exposure.. I was married to a man who was unfaithful to me..with men, he turned out to be gay..Shortly before we broke up i had my daughter, Im concerned for me and my child who is now 3. I havent been with him for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,". . . I was married to a man who was unfaithful to me . . . with men." ". . . He turned out to be gay . . . ." Hmm . . . I kind of surmised that due to my Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »

pregnant wife tested hiv positive and I tested negative

I have been with my wife for 13 years in an on off relationship throughout.During this period I have had a couple of relationships.My wife has recently admitted to seeing other men. Last November we hit another bad patch in our relationship and my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...be followed closely by her obstetrician and HIV doctor to make sure the antiretroviral treatment is effective.False positive HIV tests are extremely rare. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Unrecognized Infection, and HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Five U.S. Cities, June 2004 - April 2005

...incidence, and unrecognized infection, particularly among young black MSM. 2-4 To reassess those findings and previous HIV testing behaviors among MSM, CDC analyzed data from five of 17 cities participating in the National HIV Behavioral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Preferences Among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men

... Awareness of and preferences for rapid HIV testing among young men of color who have sex with men and are engaged in high-risk HIV behaviors were assessed in the current report. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance

... In the current study, researchers sought to describe trends in HIV testing occurrence and frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking treatment at four STD clinics and to define factors Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Increases Among S. African Men

...the Second National HIV and AIDS 2009 Communication Survey, the project's managing director reported a significant increase in HIV testing among South African men. The results showed the proportion of men testing had risen from 24 percent to 60... 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 »

10 Percent

Posted by Bear60
...course the study went on to say that the "DOWN LOW" ( i just hate that term) men did not use protection as much nor did they test for HIV as much as gay men. DUH!!!!! Quote: " The study based out of New York City, found that most of the down... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... Read more »