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How Often Should I Take An AIDS Test

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

New York, NY -- The first Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week will kick off on June 19th, calling on Americans, especially young people, to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the week leading up to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Testing: Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Undergo Frequent HIV Testing

In the current study, Randall A. Roark and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco reported, "HIV counseling and testing has been a cornerstone of AIDS prevention strategies, with men who have sex with men [MSM] being specifically... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyans Encouraged to Go for AIDS Test

President Mwai Kibaki has called on Kenyans to get tested for HIV/AIDS, the local newspaper Daily Nation reported Monday. Kibaki said that Kenyans still fear to speak openly about AIDS, and this has resulted in increased infection rates in the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is it possible to have aids but test negative on hiv test

I have been going through seroconversion for a long time. Since December 1 2013 ive been very sick. Nausea since October 2013 night sweats rashes chills itching muscles twitching bad ear pain which I feel adtho im going deaf, fever since the second...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV must be present in order for your immune system to crash to a point of acquiring an immune system that is depleted. You will test HIV positive if you have HIV. At this point I would follow up with your health care provider for further... Read more »

aids testing

can aids be revealed just by getting a regular blood test or must i get an HIV/AIDS test. please reply as soon as im sooooo worried and dont have money 4 an aids test. thank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Regular" blood tests do not detect HIV/AIDS. You will need an HIV-specific test to determine if you are HIV positive or not. I don't know where you are writing from, but if you cannot afford and HIV screening test, there may well... Read more »
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Eight years? You can get a reliable HIV test after 8 months! If you test negative, that means you were not infected in that encounter, fortunate soul. It's time to move on. Continue to take care of yourself and protect yourself from HIV... Read more »

HIV & AIDS Testing

Do the ELISA & Western Blot tests only test for HIV or do they test for AIDS as well. If you have progressed to AIDS will the western blot test come back negative? ...
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
AIDS is a late manifestation of HIV infection. Thus, the HIV tests will be positive if someone has AIDS.... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous
1. How many Chalmydia cases take place in the US every
year ?

2. It is 10 times easier for a woman to get HIV than a man. True or False ?

3. How many sexually transmitted diseases are there ?
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AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »

Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more than one infection.

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Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »