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How I Knew I Had Hiv

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knew but late

my husband died due hiv 1 he knew his hiv status few days before. I am tested negative in elisa test. what are the chances of my becoming positive....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A negative ELISA test (test for HIV antibodies) means that you are likely uninfected. However, antibodies can take a couple of months to develop from the time of exposure, so you might wish to be re-tested if your test was done less than 2 months... Read more »

We never knew but now we know

I'm a Female that is HIV+ since March 04 me and my husband never knew it all these years. We... Read more »

I knew you wouldn't answer!!! You and I know I'm infected...Falling apart

Dr.Why won't you answer my questions? I'm killing myself over this and I can't eat,... Read more »

Day One With HIV: 19 Years Ago Today, "I Was Given What I Thought Was a Death Sentence"

Gina Marie Brown Gina posted these words as a Facebook status update on the 19th anniversary of her HIV diagnosis. We're honored to be able to repost them here on On this day in 1994, I was given what I thought was a death... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: HVTN 502 and HVTN 503 HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials

The HVTN 502, or STEP, HIV Vaccine Study 1. What is the STEP study? The STEP study, also known as the HVTN 502 or Merck V520-023 study, is a clinical trial to continue evaluating the safety and begin evaluating the efficacy of an investigational... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Report Says Government Delayed Saying HIV Vaccine Plant Plan Scrapped

Institutions bidding to host an HIV vaccine production facility in Canada were in the dark for more than six months about the government's decision to end the program, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. The newspaper based its report on documents... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV's Hidden Victims -- More Latina Immigrants Are Being Infected, Often by Husbands or Boyfriends

Latinas are increasingly at risk of HIV infection, often by husbands or boyfriends who secretly inject drugs or have sex with men, studies find. At the end of June last year, 30 percent of all California women with HIV were Latina, resulting in an... Read more »
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Who Knew?

Posted by DanielGG, 5 Replies
Who knew?

Who knew three years ago that I would be sitting here working on HIV presentations? Who would have guessed that I would be doing volunteer work, when my life was so materialistic, filled with drugs and alcohol, living day to day, partner... Read more »

My boyfriend knew and didnt tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Im 26 years old, and I just found out yesterday that my boyfriend of one year is HIV+. He has known for 10 years, and he never told me. I am in a state of shock. This man has treated me like a princess since the day we met. I know his family, he... Read more »

I knew I shouldn't have.

Posted by donottrust, 2 Replies
First of all I would like to thank you The Body for being such a resourceful place to obtain information about HIV/AIDS. I have learned a lot here. And thank you for whoever will contribute to this thread.

I am a girl. Mid 20s. Have a pretty health... Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
I knew that news was going to come out regarding the possibility of the rapids not always picking this shit up. I knew it!!!! I'm the one would called the FDA and told them I really think there could be a problem. I told them about Daisey and some... Read more »