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Is HIV Test Part Of A Physical Exam

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indeterminate wb and obtaining insurance coverage

Hello and thanks for the great info on your website. I recently received an hiv test as part of a physical exam and my western blot came back as indeterminate. I am super low to non-existent risk and am pretty confident that I am negative. After...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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I am assuming that your wife has her coverage through an employer-sponsored group health plan. If that is the case, she can add you once you lose coverage. Even if her plan has a pre-existing condition clause in it, the plan would have to... Read more »

Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

...document, Project Inform -- a trusted provider of HIV treatment information for 25 years -- presents its position regarding HIV testing, when HIV-positive people might consider engaging in care and treatment, and important considerations for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...potential trauma history: Be sensitive to the daily stress of living with a stigmatized and marginalized status. During physical exams, be mindful of potential past trauma or possible negative experiences with other medical providers. Avoid... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...Afterwards, the virus can lie hidden and inactive in the brain for a long time. Sometimes HIV can cause damage to important parts of the CNS. Damage to cells in certain sections of the brain can lead to mild cognitive (mental function) problems... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...that the disease lurks throughout society and remains a serious public health problem," a Globe editorial says. Therefore, HIV testing should become an "ordinary part of physical exams" because with "adequate privacy protections in place,... Read more »
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found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
...a short time anyway. And when I need it ambien helps me sleep. I'm hugely worried about test results next week. My prior hiv test (the last negative one) was 18 months before. Anyone out there like me? Being in a rural place is hard and I... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »

Recently tested positive....

Posted by RBW60, 13 Replies
...my neck.. He said it was a lymphnode but I didn't have any others. Because of the new CDC regulations I said why not do an HIV test. My last test was in mid 2002 and I was negative. He said labs take about 4 business days and if I didn't hear... Read more »