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Making Out And HIV Testing

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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 condom." I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have symptoms.3.Sex education, including HIV education, does not lead to more WWs. In fact, just the opposite is true!4.PCR testing is not recommended for routing HIV screening, due to the rate of potential false-positive test results and... 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... Read more »
The Body

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 May 5, 2009 My name is Vanessa Austin Read more »
The Body PRO

Making HIV Testing Part of All Hospital Admissions at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City

... I'm Dr. Urbina and I work at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. We have a poster here on integrating HIV testing into inpatient hospital settings in New York State. 1 We know that in New York State, in order to offer HIV testing, patients Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Back to Basics: Making HIV Testing Routine

...Texas-based sexual health policy organization wrote in a recent op-ed that the CDC's new strategy is "a first step toward treating HIV/AIDS like a public health challenge, not a political issue." 7 Other recent accounts of the history of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian State of Goa Makes HIV Tests for Marriage Voluntary

...decide whether to proceed with the marriage. The measure had sparked debate among advocacy groups, who say that compulsory HIV testing cannot be imposed on people. The legislation would not have required HIV tests for couples who have signed a... Read more »
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HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

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 Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...misinforming gay men for over 20 years now of the Drug/AIDS hypothesis whilst uncritically endorsing the profitable but still unproven HIV/AIDS hypothesis. Gay men are not testing HIV positive because of HIV but because of life-style choices like... Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »