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A definitive HIV Testing response please.

Hi Ryan. You're a stud! Thanks for your invaluble work in this Forum; even when you answer the paranoid, OCD,... I am a healthcare worked and use the resource often.Background: To date, I am sero-negative. I had an unsafe incident very recently. I...
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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
... Insurance companies do not have access to HIV results that are performed by your doctor or the state, but they can require HIV testing for enrollment. If you currently have health insurance, the results of your PCR or antibody test cannot and... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
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should i get a hiv test?

Posted by neri, 1 Reply
here's how it goes... I met my boyfriend last February, he is working abroad, we had sex only once. he is insisting that i should get a test for hiv. i don't know why he keeps on insisting on it. is there a possibility that he has hiv and he's just... Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
Hi I am a female and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of unkown... Read more »

HIV & seborrheic dermatitis

Posted by Hartigan, 1 Reply
...negative for HIV but positive for Hep B antibodies, but it's unlikely my illness was cause by Hep B. The doctor told me that the HIV test was definitive - I don't have HIV. I was quite relieved. But then two weeks ago I developed seborrheic... Read more »

Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...again and it was negative again. this july i went on treatment for my hep B using pegasys interferon. i plan to take another test for hiv this month, six months after exposure just to be 100% sure. my questions are: 1. will the pegasys treatment... Read more »