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Interpreting HIV and testing statistics

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and have a few...
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
You need to wait for the western blot test results. Read more »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and have a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...much more concrete and easy to comprehend. If someone has placed himself or herself at risk for HIV, he or she should be HIV tested. Period. End of story. I can just about hear all the paranoid panicky worried wells beginning to type away... Read more »

I was worried for two years

Dear Dr Bob. This is not a question infact. This is my experience. I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in. I hope others trapped in their own self-induced worried-well hell will do as you say (get tested) and not as you did (waste two years searching the Internet for symptoms and convincing yourself you are... Read more »

HIV and receptive anal intercourse

If the estimated "per-act" risk for contracting HIV (from an HIV-positive source) is 0.5 to 3.0 percent for receptive anal sex, does that mean that 97% of people wont contract HIV from a one-time exposure?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...statistics don't work that way. (See below.) It is indeed possible to contract HIV from a single exposure!Dr. BobInterpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)Oct 10, 2008 Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...lower costs, which is why their tests are free or low-cost. It is the transit (turnaround) time, not the actual test that takes longer. Some people with high anxiety about exposure may be tempted to use this faster service. Testing Issues... Read more »
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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...know that i was playing with fire. A friend of mine (male) seduced me when i was 15 and i had been having sex with him for a long time. One day he persuaded me to give him a blowjob and i had to give in, he also gave me oral stimulation and it... Read more »

Husband is + I am - and feel so alone

Posted by Jen1, 7 Replies
My husband of 5 years just found out that he is positive. My initial test was negative and my 6 week check was also negative. At his first appointment we found out that his viral load was 460,000 and his CD4 was 20. He was placed on medication... Read more »

Too early for symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and protected anal sex (which didn't go according to plan as he could barely keep an erection meaning he didn't stay inside me long and changed condoms twice before quiting since neither of us could ejaculate) What worries me is this: During the... Read more »

am i infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...wearing a condom, but only for a few seconds. Afterwards, I washed the entire area with soap and water. Was my exposure time long enough for the transmission of some STD or HIV? This is terrifying me.. it's all i think about. Read more »