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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 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 »

HIV+ 25 years?

First of all, it's great to hear that you are doing so well despite having HIV for so long. Does anyone know when HIV entered the US? I know that they go back as far as 1977 to tainted blood. But you had HIV as far back as 1975?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Francisco large numbers of gay men gave blood to help determine the prevalence of the disease. The plasma was frozen. Once a test for HIV existed all the frozen samples were tested for HIV. This found that 18% of the men were infected by the... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Gay Men Urged to Get Tested for HIV

...At a recent town hall meeting at the Lake Worth Playhouse, Palm Beach County health experts launched a drive to make regular HIV testing the norm for men who have sex with men (MSM). Attendees were urged to take and sign cards that pledged: "I,... 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 »