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Mosquitoes Should I Get Test For HIV

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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV, it's important to know reality from myth. Believing myths can
Ask the Experts

Can dengue fever or tetanus shot cause HIV false positive?

Hello Dr. Frascino. About 1 month ago I returned from a trip to Nicaragua where I was stung in the foot by a stingray. As a result, I went to the hospital in Managua (the most reputable one according to my mother in-law) who lives there. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your chance of contracting HIV from a tetanus shot administered at the hospital in Managua is essentially nil. If you have had no HIV exposures, you cannot be HIV infected. I would agree your positive test is most likely a false positive.... Read more »

Ambiguous Results

Doctor Bob,I had routine HIV tests done -the results read as follows:Abbott Architect HIV 1 and 2 Ag/Ab: NegativeWith a line written at the bottom of the results that says"This result does not exclude infection with the HIV virus"I am totally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax! That disclaimer should be on all HIV tests! It's there because the laboratory has absolutely no way of knowing when your last potential HIV exposure occurred. So if, for Read more »

please help a guy who helps

cut guy. cut on hand found after leaving clinic that test for hiv using rapid hiv tests. last one out that day and was safe all day until touching door handle on way out. did not see blood on handle but hiv + people were there that day. i left at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doorknob while sitting on a public restroom toilet seat and simultaneously getting bitten by a horde of giant mosquitoes at your HIV testing clinic. OK?Of course, your 7- and 14-day PCR-DNAs were negative. Care to take a guess what your 20-day... Read more »

Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day course of PEP on the 30th. about a week and a half after that, i started getting hives. at first it was one or two at a time that i thought were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Generally speaking, hives or urticarial eruptions are not all that common in HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). I'd recommend seeing an allergist or dermatologist for further evaluation.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...antibodies when the semen is collected. The semen is then frozen. The donor is required to come back after six months for a second HIV test, to confirm the initial HIV screening. The semen is not used before the procedure is completed. Mother... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV & AIDS: The Basics

...anonymous, or confidential, and where counseling is offered before and after the test. How Does the HIV Test Work? Standard HIV tests look for HIV antibodies, which are cells the body makes after HIV enters the blood. It can take up to... Read more »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...coming on and off for about 2-3 weeks. During about 20 January 2006 I have pluck out my courage to do a full body check up with HIV test. All results including VDRL RPR Syphilis and HIV Ab I and II tests came back NON RACTIVE!! I was relieve for... Read more »

scared any advise

Posted by scared2008, 1 Reply
...with tested for me again begining of augest and test neg. Should i be worry? can u get hiv from getting your nails done or a mosquito? i am haveing a hard time gaining weight and i am 13 weeks pregnant. and very worried. Read more »

Does HIV show up in a gynecological test??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...results or does the lab person have to be specifically looking for it? About a week ago I have developed a rash, like little mosquito bites. Although I think it could be psychological (because I started reading about AIDS and symptoms about 2... Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...on the corner of a desk, i might get some rash that will itch and recover in 1-2 hours. I have not felt like that before my HIV test... Does these rash symptom sounds like a person infected with HIV and not ARS? Please help me...I am still... Read more »