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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Drinking After Someone

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AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is no cure for HIV disease, but there are treatments that help keep the disease under control. Many people with HIV infection live a long and healthy life. No one can predict how long it may take to develop any symptoms of HIV disease. When you first find out that you have HIV, you'll need to adjust to this change in your life. Family members or...
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Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...days. I have been a complete train wreck ever since this incident. At four weeks my left groin started burning if I sat too long, then the back of my knees started hurting, then the rest of my groin hurt. For a couple of days I felt like I was... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...results? Dude, come on; be reasonable. If that were the case, don't you think you would have been advised by your doctor or testing clinic? Besides, we've had nervous dudes at our office that needed half a dozen Jagermeister shots just to walk in... Read more »

Mild alteration in my blood test. Should I be worried?

I am 46 years old man who is positively charged since 1991 and on HAART therapy since 2001, when my CD4 count dropped to 44 and I had pneumocistosys. After being discharged from the hospital, I started my treatment with antiretrovirals. I am on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current HIV regimen is usually safe for the liver and pancreas. From what you described the level of concern about significant liver/pancreas problems would be low. Non-HIV conditions such as gall bladder disease, gastritis, or fatty liver are... Read more »

Broken condom and testing

Hello Dr,I hate to bother you with my issues but I could use alittle bit of help. I am from Canada Eh!!...and I work most the year in Shanghai. I met a girl and hung out for a while and we happened to have sex the only problem is the condom was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...failed (broken)-condom sex carries the same STD risk as unprotected sex, your HIV risk is extremely low, because your gal-pal tested HIV negative after your wham-bam thank-you ma'am. The only way she could have transmitted HIV to you would have... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...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... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...maintenance therapy, azithromycin plus ethambutol are the preferred drugs. The Bottom Line Researchers are developing and testing new drugs and drug combinations that are more effective and have fewer side effects. More novel treatment... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...with AIDS are infected with crypto. Only some of these infections lead to serious disease. Crypto causes a lot of diarrhea, along with nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. In people with healthy immune systems, these symptoms do not last more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...problems. Is Diarrhea Dangerous? The greatest risk of diarrhea is dehydration. You can lose up to a gallon of water each day. Along with the water, you lose minerals (electrolytes) that are important for normal body functions. The main... Read more »
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Acute signs?

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
...itching especially my armpits. and im still having problems with my throat where i need to be drinking water constanly. How long should i wait to be tested again? I understand there are different ways to be tested and one that detects the virus... Read more »

Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies department. My ex girlfreind has moved away so I cannot contact her. If I was infected 5 1/2 years ago, have I waited to long to test for antibodies. I have heard that some people with AIDS may not be able to produce antibodies anymore. ... Read more »

anal sex -- condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Well, I know I did a stupid thing and now I'm freaked out. I know it just takes one time and could possibly cost my life. How long should I wait before I go and see a doctor. He says he's going to obtain his doctor's test results and pass them on... Read more »

Help me thru this one?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...did this part is pretty complicated, but all boils down to not having much respect for myself or my body. Any advice on how long I have to wait to test and some good pointers/support to help me make it until it is time? Read more »