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Defining Transgender HIV Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV...
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t-cell count determines hiv or aids diagnosis?

I remember my doctor at the time told me if my t-cell count dropped below 200, I would be considered to have Aids, but until then I am HIV+. Is this true? My t-cell count has dropped as low as 48, but is currently over 300. Can a person go from Hiv+...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll repost below a question and response from the archives that addresses this concern. In brief, once a diagnosis of AIDS has been made, it is not rescinded, even if the CD4 count rebounds or the AIDS-defining opportunistic infection is... Read more »

Do I need to take another step to determine my status?

Dear Dr. Bob, I read your thoughtful reply to Ms. Smarty Pants. I thought I'd ask your advice on whether I needed to take another step to determine my HIV status. As I have outlined in previous fearful emails, I had a severe and long-lasting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Janie,A dozen negative HIV-antibody tests, normal T-cell subsets, undetectable quantitative RNA PCR and qualitative DNA PCR out to 22 years (22 years!!!) and you're still worrying about HIV??? Janie, my dear, you may have just set a new... Read more »

Re: Indeterminate 6 Months (Determine & Uni Gold) (A FEW FUNNY QUESTIONS, 2009)

Hie DocThanks for your responce on my Q a few weeks ago, I really appreciate your taking time to answer me on that, taking into account the gazzilion Qs you get from the Gazillion us..lol, I took your advice, and still waiting for my WB test, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey CJ,A "whacked-out" chapter is a great idea. Believe it or not, I don't even post the really zany ones! Just for your amusement I'll post below a few potential entries "from the vault" that might qualify for the new... Read more »

Accuracy of Determine HIV 1&2 Rapid HIV antibody test

I had protected sex with an HIV positive prostitute in Nigeria on the 6th of August,2011. i discovered she was positive that same day we had sex. I experience several symptoms afterwards. they are as follows:1. Chills a week after exposure2. burning...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am pretty sure that you don't have HIV. If you remain skeptical you can pursue getting an HIV RNA PCR test that looks for the virus itself. They are expensive. There are other infections one can catch during sex. I would be screened for... Read more »
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what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

22 POSITVE AND DETERMINED TO STAY POSITIVE!!

Posted by Ngonyama, 3 Replies
Hi guys, im 22years old..i live in South Africa and was jst diagnosed in April 2011..after i was diagnosed, i was confused and didnt know what to think or where to look..i consulted a doctor and he put things into perspective fore me. Iv got a... Read more »

you can get health care even if you have aids/hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
there is finally a company that offers health care for anyone even if you aids or hiv. you can have a history of stock or heart attack and still get this coverage. they pay up to 80% of you doctir, dentist, or hospital bills. call 1-866-798-2156... Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

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A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »