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...lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV
. This is why it's so important for everybody to get teste
d for HIV
regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV
may be scary, but having HIV
and not knowing it is a lot scarier, as we're about to explain. Having "AIDS
" means your...
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Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
...needle pricking while I was unconscious. (I've pasted the previous post below just in case you forgot my story). I finally got teste
d for HIV
on August 15 Friday, using Rapid Oral test--that's after 109 days since the incident. The result came... Read more »
Will you test positive for HIV if you already have AIDS? Also, what you have persistent cough and you lost weight while 2 separate HIV tests say Negative, what could be wrong?
...Hi,1. Will someone with AIDS
Yes!2. I can't diagnose the cause of your cough and weight loss over the Internet. However, if you had a negative HIV
test outside Read more »
Dr. Holodniy,I have heard and read up about peoples developing HIV/AIDS symtoms without testing positive. Is that true? There are also peoples with very slow seroconvert. How do you tell and what kind of test to check for these?Thank you for your...
...Where are these people and where is the documentation?Read more »
Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
...First of all the likelihood of your contracting HIV
is very low since you did use a condom. To answer your question: an HIV
(antibody) test starts to turn positive (assuming exposure Read more »
...make you think that a treatment is valuable even though there may be no proof that it works. The treatment was discovered and teste
d in another country , or is only available outside the US . Certainly, valuable treatments are developed and... Read more »
...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV
women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be teste
d if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV
. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
...high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV
infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testi
ng, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to... Read more »
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...about my situation. i need to know if someone pricked you with a hiv
infected syringe or needle,will there be blood coming out?
i need to know will the injected spot sore ?
if i want an all round test for hepatithis,hiv
and any other possible... Read more »
...because I heard that the ARS rash does not itch
and appears mainly on the trunk. The rash I have on the trunk does not itch
. I teste
d my temperature with an electronic thermometer in my armpit. When it rang (after a minute), it said 96.8.... Read more »
...which exposed me to ghonorea. got treated n m very much ok but was so worried i could have contracted AIDS
as well. have been teste
d n i teste
d Negative. but the teste
r said HIVAids
virus may not appear before 3 months after infeection. so have... Read more »
...otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIVAids
virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be?
but for sure i din get back i.e din have sex without a condom. i must have gotten the bactereia from the fluids ... Read more »