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Is There Anyway To Tell If You Have Hiv Without Being Tested

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how many tests are there for hiv anyway?

my partner was recently diagnosed with aids and his doctor tested me for hiv. test came back negative and i will repeat in one month then three months then six months. However, i keep reading on this page about different tests. pcr/dna ect...?? i...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's really up to you and your doctor to decide what testing is most appropriate for you. Why don't you consider talking to your partner's doctor about your questions?Antibody testing is the gold standard for HIV diagnosis. If you are... Read more »

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Who's in Charge of Abstinence, Anyway?

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The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

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Stupid question, but I'll ask it anyway

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this falls into casual contact, but here's my scenario: I went into a peep show and to close the door I had to use two hands. There was someone in there before me because I had to wait for him to get out...now I'm worried that I may have... Read more »

stupid question but anxious anyway

Posted by Anonymous
I have a feeling I am worried over nothing, but I'm hoping a response from someone else will help me realize how irrational I'm being...

I was at the nail salon yesterday having acrylic nails put on, and the manicurist nicked my thumb with a metal... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Recently tested got hiv positive,looking for friends in pittsburgh pennsylvania.

Posted by ram84
2 yrs ago i came here in USA with lots of dreams and hope o but recently tested and got result that I m hiv positive,feels like I'm burning in a fire,have no idea what to do, anyway looking for hiv positive frieds pittsburgh pa . Read more »