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Making Out And HIV Testing

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Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian State of Goa Makes HIV Tests for Marriage Voluntary

The government of the Indian state of Goa has decided to allow HIV tests to be voluntary for couples registering for marriage, Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane said Friday at an international seminar, the PTI/ DNA India reports (PTI/ DNA India... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: New Law Makes HIV Testing Routine Part of Health Care

Prior to the 2011 Legislative session's summer recess, Gov. Tom Corbett signed 46 bills into law, including one to make HIV testing a more routine part of health care, as recommended by CDC. Instead of the previous requirement that a patient's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What do you think about making HIV testing manditory and about HIV education??

Hey Dr. Bob,Im a college student who had a recent scare. After this scare, ive been thinking alot about HIV education. Growing up, i never remember learning about any of the signs of HIV, yet only learned "not to have sex without a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At least growing up you were taught "don't have sex without a condom." Most kids today are merely being told, "Don't have sex," and what's left off is the all-important phrase "without a condom!"You... Read more »

HIV test necessary after making out?

Hello everyone, Of course I recently just had a pretty big HIV scare over 2 months ago. Since I had unprotected sex, I was tested for HIV by the Elisa and PCR which I was told by multiple resources including Laboratory Corporations of America and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRest assured kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You do not need to start the process over again. You are fine!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

while i'm making medical test for resident visa in KSA ,my HIV results is positive

I had a medical test for saudi arabia work visa and the result was HIV+ .I left my work in Qatar and back lebanon because i have offer in saudi and now i lost my work in qatar and same time i cant go saudi.I'm form lebanon and I'm so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.It's extremely unfortunate that some countries continue to treat HIV as if it were a sin or a toxic radioactive threat. It's merely a viral illness that is 100% preventable and becoming more treatable/manageable over recent years.... Read more »

HIV Indeterminate Test - Previous Questions Not Making Sense

Dr. Bob, In reading your other forums I got some information but I need it to be more particular in my case. Aka dumb it down and make it specific for me.In Jan. 08 I got my yearly Pap Smear and I threw in my STD check. I get tested every 6 months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your predicament is identical to that of many other folks who have written in over the years. Check out the archives of this forum for their testimonials. You can also read much more about indeterminate HIV tests there.Your HIV risk is... Read more »
Connect With Others

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four years, compared to just 11 months for those diagnosed... Read more »

Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
I'm hoping someone can help me...because I don't know what the heck is/was wrong with me...and doctor's don't know either. Can I trust the tests or do I need to do more testing like viral load, cd4 count etc, ?

Here's my deal...

About a year ago I had... Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Read this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »

HIV is making my dreams come true!

Posted by Christa1
I know -- it may sound strange. Been involved in broadcasting for more than twelve years. Loved and hated it. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1998. Came out to my family and friends in 2001. Now I am attempting to convince people to get tested and know... Read more »