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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Drinking Water

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Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...well. For more information on cytokines, read Project Inform's publication, Immune Therapies: Cytokines . Prevention It is difficult to avoid contact with MAC bacteria, but there are some ways to reduce the risk. Boil drinking water. MAC bacteria are found in most water systems, hospital water supplies and bottled water. Do not eat raw foods, especially salads, root vegetables and unpasteurized milk and cheese. MAC bacteria are...
Ask the Experts

One Night Stand From Your Past... Once Again

Sorry, doc. I'm a nervous wreck now. I took comfort in your post until I came down with the exact same symptoms of ars. At around 11 days or so I started coming down with an itchy throat kind of hurt. The next day I had a rash on my left chest. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...when he penetrated me with his finger. Am I being paranoid? The blood was older than 15 minutes for sure because that's how long we talked before I let him give me oral and finger me. I know you hate people clogging your inbox but nothing in the... Read more »

cant wo hoo plz help(resibmitted form the fautige andanemia forum)

hi lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and deeeeeeeeear doc fraaaaascino wohooo not only for me i wana sare with u.dr to tell u the truth i didnt have enough courage to get tested because i convinced my self that i was infected.i was just thinking about death and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Since you've been an avid reader of my forum, you should already know what I'm about to say. Repeatedly testing negative out to 15 weeks is definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. I do not believe additional testing is warranted Read more »

Annoyed and confused

I found out that i was HIV positive about a year ago.I had a meeting with my specialist in June and without even being on meds my CD4 was at 680 and my viral count was only 2500.Because this was a pretty good set of numbers we left it six months for...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Many people live for a long time without taking meds. Some lucky ones are "elite controllers" that do not require meds. But most of us eventually require Read more »

please help me need advice

Dr Conway, I am very concerned that I may have been infected with HIV 6 months ago. 3 weeks after exposure I had pharyngitis with white patches on back of my throat when I took it off it will bleed, I had painful axillary nodes, mild fever,itching...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Your serial antibody tests as well as the negative RNA PCR are very reassuring to me, especially since the PCR test was done so long after the exposure. I am not sure where you are getting the information, but it is extremely rare to have an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...2009 HIN1 from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe. Is there a risk from drinking water? Tap water that has been treated by conventional disinfection processes does not likely pose a risk for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

...each household. The median age of the caretakers was 27 years. Forty- nine (41 percent) caretakers had no formal education. Drinking water was typically collected from the municipal system by a family member and was stored in 99 (83 percent) of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

... IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...the quality of slaughtered and processed meat. The US Environmental Protection Agency regulates and monitors the safety of drinking water supplies. How can I learn more about this and other public health problems? You can discuss any... Read more »
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Acute signs?

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
...about 3 weeks. Im constantly 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... Read more »

Breast Sucking

Posted by ryan2, 3 Replies
...could suck on it and i did ,suck it 4 times and she pulled away,then i teasted somthing on my tonge .i said goodby and drove off drinking water and spitting it out 3 weeks later texts book symptoms major Flu(sour throat ,head... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...miraculously pulls through every single night. What's the purpose of life if I have to live like this? I am not sure, but I know as long as I am on HAART treatment that I will have the time and chance to figure it out and find my purpose in this... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...looking to see what you guys think? I've really started to worry about this now and am going to try and look into some anymous testing in my area this week. Could I be worrying for nothing? I've got small kids and I just can;t imagine what I... Read more »