How Will The Doctor Contact Me If I Test Positive For Hiv

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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...example, with HIV and hepatitis B or C, your physician may refer you to a liver specialist who also specializes in HIV. If you are seeing other health care providers, besides your HIV specialist, be sure that they are all in contact. Track Your HIV/AIDS Tests It's best to buy a notebook and use it whenever you go to the doctor to write questions you have and take notes and even write down all your monitoring test results. When you start...
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HIV Result inconclusive

Hi Doctor, hope you can help me, I am going crazy, On March 17th I took an HIV test which came inconclusive, my Doctor contacted me last week as I am applying for permanent residency and need to be healthy to be approved, I had the H1N1 vaccination...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test result. More specific confirmatory testing should be able to quickly sort out this confusion. As for your doctor not talking to you, what's up with that? I suggest you fire your doctor (and tell her why you are leaving her... Read more »

Oral Escapade:Waiting game or WOOO HOOO?[Cracked Medical Doctor]

Dear Bob, I must say that your forum has just about kept me sane for the last 3 months or so...I ve become a HIV advocate encouraging all my friends to get tested and promoting the use of condoms..... 11.5 weeks ago I receive unprotected oral sex[5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative (and excessive) HIV tests out to 11.5 weeks would, in my opinion, be conclusive: you are HIV negative. If indeed you are a medical doctor, you have much to learn.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

aids meds.

Dr. Robert,This is my first time to ask a question and I appreciate all that you do. My question is this: I have a freiend that has been hiv positive (that he knows of for about @three years). He is very private and simply does not have the money...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can help your friend with his medical care and HIV/AIDS medications ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program), etc. I suggest you contact your local AIDS service organizations. They will provide you with specific information on what services are... Read more »

Doctor must be wrong

Hi Dr. BobMy doctor told me something that I find very disturbing and I was wondering if you could respond.I was worried about HIV last time I went to the doctor and asked him for a test. He asked if I had been tested for every STD and I said that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What do I think? I think you are in dire need of a new, more competent physician. The one you have is woefully misinformed! It is not at all uncommon for HIV to be the only STD transmitted following an unprotected Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...many states, you can be found guilty of a felony for not telling a sexual partner you are HIV-positive before having intimate contact. Telling others may be bad because: Others may find it hard to accept your health status. Some people... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...provides extensive information aboutall aspects of HIV treatment. We also provideinformation on Hep C. All calls, mailings and othercontacts are treated confidentially. Contact CATIEonline or by phone at: ,1.800.263.1638. Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...symptoms. 3 Among MSM, it is transmitted through both protected and unprotected anal intercourse, and through skin-to-skin contact. Among heterosexual women, the vast majority of infections are cleared naturally by the body within a few years,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIvRead more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go Read more »


Posted by Ozarkbuddy, 3 Replies
...On August 29, I was exposed to the HIV virus through a sexual contact. At the time I didn't know the individual was positive as he did not disclose it. Two weeks later I became ill with low fever, Read more »