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HIV Test at Clinic

What type of safety precautions are put into place at HIV testing sites? I recently took a test at a free clinic (I get one done every year but this was the first time at a clinic) and the test came back negative. They did both a blood draw and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your... Read more »

Just Visited a Reflexoligist

Hello Doctor,I just visited a reflexoligist for some nerve pains i have. Anyhow he took my weight,... Read more »

Diabetes Lancet stick, pregnant and worried

Hello, after pondering the internet trying to find answers, I came across you and got very excited.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Editorial Examines China's Response to HIV/AIDS

...tackle the epidemic, which deserve praise," according to the editorial. A nationwide program launched in 2003 provides no-cost testing; no-cost counseling and antiretroviral treatment for rural residents; no-cost medication for all HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Series Article Calls for Changes to Approach to Fighting HIV-Associated TB

...control since the epidemic of HIV-associated tuberculosis began. However, the full potential of ART, in combination with HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, infection control, and isoniazid and co-trimoxazole preventive therapy, has yet to be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's Progress at Reducing HIV/AIDS Prevalence Could Be Undermined by Funding Delays, Other Challenges, Lancet Reports

...34,000 new HIV occur cases among children annually, according to the East African Standard/AllAfrica.com. Getting children tested for HIV is a challenge. "Most parents are apprehensive about subjecting their children to HIV tests especially when... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARTs Safe Without Routine Lab Tests, Lancet Study Finds

...article. For the Development of Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Africa (DART) study, researchers examined the benefits of routine testing for side effects experienced by patients on ART and measured the efficacy of the drugs. The researchers... Read more »
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Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »

believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this: http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...near san fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me... Read more »