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Testing Nightmare - Has this happened to any of ya

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I took an HIV test at a local planned-parenthood last Monday (had to wait around for 2 1/2 hours). Well I go in to get my results ... the girl at the counter says it will be 20minutes. Well ... an HOUR goes by and I go up to her and ask her... Read more »

Miracle's do happen!!

Posted by Benders, 5 Replies
I went with my ex boyfriend of two and a half years yesturday for same day hiv testing. They took his blood in the morning and then we had to wait 7 hours for the results, all day we convinced ourselves it would be the worse but low and behold he's... Read more »

Its all happening too fast

Posted by mentaluproar, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed last month, after dating a positive for 2 years. I have been tested every 6 months and nothing has ever shown up, except for various other STDs my ex brought home to me. We used protection and I was there for him. (Actually, I... Read more »

Don't Know What is happening

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was involved in a sexual intercourse with one girl who HIV is unknown. I had some symptoms after about 10 days of the intercourse. Sore Throad, lymp nodes on my neck, legs and armspit toward my chest. I got fatigue after about 5 days and hurt on... Read more »

Why is this happening?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
ON THE RUN
HIV-positive mothers resist pressure to put their children on drug
By Marnie Ko

The Report Newsmagazine 11-08-1999


The women have little in common, except that they are all mothers and are all HIV-positive. One is frantic; her children... Read more »
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What happens between ARS and AIDS?

Dr. Bruce,Thanks for everything. You are truly inspirational. I guess my question is kind of general. We always hear about ARS and how "on average" it happens 2 weeks post exposure. Also, we always hear about how on average it takes 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You are asking what happens between the time periods of seroconversion (turning positive)[ARS] and the development of AIDS. One could write volumes on this subject; I'll write a few sentences with the clear understanding that this is far from... Read more »

Undetectable for years: what's happening now?

I first tested HIV positive in Feb. 1987 and I have been well since. No problems except lipodystrophy, for which I had some surgery this fall. My viral load has been below 50 for the past several years, but I just got the results of the most recent...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think it's a blip and yes you have options.... Read more »

Undetectable for years: what's happening now?

I first tested HIV positive in Feb. 1987 and I have been well since. No problems except lipodystrophy, for which I had some surgery this fall. My viral load has been below 50 for the past several years, but I just got the results of the most...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You are right, it's premature to go looking for your next regimen at this moment, as this single value may represent a blip. Stay adherent to your current regimen, and wait for your next values. Nonetheless, here are some preliminary answers... Read more »

Dont know what is happening

I am currently pregnant- about eight months. During one of my visits to the doc, I was given an HIV test- I do not know if it was Elissa or WB. However, I was told that it was positive. However, my Viral load was okay and CD4 count was fine. I have...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I would strongly advise you to very quickly get a second opinion with a doctor who is very experienced with HIV disease. (Check with your health department.) It is important to take the actual lab reports with you, so the doctor can help your... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: What Ever Happened to the Thai HIV Vaccine?

In 2009, it was announced that the first successful HIV vaccine, the Thai vaccine, had been identified. At the time, this news was greeted with both excitement and skepticism, but we haven't heard much about it since. What happened to the vaccine?... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What Happened to the Vaccine?

When HIV was first discovered in the early 1980s, scientists were optimistic that a vaccine to prevent infection could be developed in a matter of years. Unfortunately, that optimism was misplaced, and HIV has turned out to be a tricky foe for... Read more »
TheBody.com

Empathy Is Easier, After It Happens to You

Reggie Smith When I was first diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, I did not know what to do. I was blessed to be listening to WLIB in New York, and heard a wonderful doctor named Barbara Justice talk about the possible treatments she had for HIV, and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Health Care Question: After the November Election, What Happens Next?

The outcome of the November 6, 2012 presidential election will mean big changes for all health care consumers -- including people living with HIV/AIDS -- no matter who wins the White House. A comparison of the candidates' positions on health care... Read more »