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Mandatory Hiv Testing Pros And Cons

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV
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Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...MedicineResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Deepak,No, not personally. See below for additional information about Group O and Group O testing.Yes, your patient is HIV negative. His problem is psychiatric, not virologic. I would advise you refer him... Read more »

Doctor Please reply for do i need further testing.........

Hi Doctor, Believe me i have been following your site like a bible since i had my only risky encounter in my life... My life changed after seeing you so active helping others and reading all your answers till now.My risk involved an oral (insertive)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. Oral sex is not considered a transmission route for hepatitis C.No further HIV testing is warranted.WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person to assess the potential benefits in your case after thorough evaluation and... Read more »

Tommy Morrison boxer HIV negative?

read an article concerning tommy morrison, a pro boxer who tested positive for hiv back in the mid 90s.the paper now reports tomy is cleared to box because all testing on him is now negative. Has he been cured? I thought no matter if your vl is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...false positive result, but sometimes events like this occur. He recently had to submit blood tests for HIV antibody and antigen testing and he was cleared to box so the results were negative. Here is a link to his biography on Wikpedia. Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...given the opportunity to decline, instead of the previously instituted opt-in screening, where written consent was required for testing. The guidelines relaxed requirements on written consent and pre-testing counseling, which can be both time and... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...significant side effects. These treatments also tend to be expensive, so it is important that people who have HPV discuss the pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

...Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 :... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

...described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors before testing. All HIV tests between January 2004 and January 2007 -- together with the patient's gender, sex... Read more »
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RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...is RNA testing available? RNA Testing for HIV RNA testing is available in King County for all gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with Read more »

PCR vs PRO DNA?

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...test), the PCR test is not needed. My doctor in my area is trying to put my mind at ease, and is now requesting me to take the PRO DNA test. According to him, this test is to test for HIV infection on new born babies. How does this 2 test... Read more »

Test results today

Posted by Hartigan, 2 Replies
...I get my test results this afternoon. I posted here in October last year, outlining my concerns. I had unprotected, receptive anal sex and became sick with symptoms resembling ARS a few weeks later (except rash). I had a 6 week test Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »