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Organizations To Help People Get Tested For Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of the continental United States. Soldiers serving outside the continental U.S who are confirmed as HIV-positive will be expeditiously reassigned to the continental U.S. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Ranger organizations are totally closed to those who are infected with HIV. HIV-positive soldiers may face additional restrictions as determined by the U.S. Department of Defense. A military doctor can notify the spouse of a...
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Testing numbers to monitor?

Hi,I'm recently HIV diagnosed and am receiving medical care and am on medication. When I see my doctor after each blood work-up, he reviews some numbers with me, such as CD4 count, viral load, and CD4% (I know he reviews all my information from the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...In almost all cases where people are receiving HIV meds, additional lab tests would include blood counts, liver and kidney function tests, and lipid monitoring Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS? In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic... Read more »

Validity of HIV

Dear Dr. Bob,Let me start off by saying that I have written the body and have asked many questions, and yours has always come back with a very inform and sometimes welcomed lighthearted answers. Thanks for your continued efforts in bringing the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The complete scientific answers to each and every question you pose can be found on the Web site: Check it out! Once you've digested the scientific proof, spread the word! OK?Be well. Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

mental scissors (low risk and testing)

Hi Dr.Bob,You are absolutely amazing. It feels great to know people like you are out there.Now the question. My risk was a handjob. I read here it's a low risk one. I also learned that the average window period for the ELISA testing is 25 days. So I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unbeatable. (But then again, it was your hand-beating that generated the question . . . but I digress . . . .) I do not feel HIV testing is warranted. So put the scissors down. HIV is not your problem, OK?Thank you for your willingness to help... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...of disease, or only mild-to-moderate symptoms. But without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people to the point that they have low numbers of CD4 cells and develop more serious OIs. The Centers for Disease... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...and Vaginal Intercourse --> There's only one way to find out for sure whether you have HIV: Get tested. Although some people feel symptoms when they've been newly infected with HIV, most people don't. That's one reason why HIV continues... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but the HIV virus. The myth: "It's not AIDS that kills people; it's the medicines they take!" The reality: HIV medications, known as antiretrovirals, don't cure HIV, but... Read more »
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6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not detect the presence of the HIV virus immediately after exposure. Statistics show that 96% (perhaps higher) of all infected individuals will test positive within 2 to 12 weeks. In some cases, this may take up to six months. Think about this:... Read more »

Just tested, strange info from doctor...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi guys. Just a quick question. I had a fairly high risk unprotected encounter a few months ago. I was tested shortly afterwards, and then again at exactly 13 weeks. I had to push my doctor a bit to test again at 3 months, because she Read more »

need some help please

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i tested neg. at 10 and 13 weeks. it is now 6 months. after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off female sometime during sex. over Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...a person's body (when they will usually be referred to as 'viral load' tests). NAT is sometimes also offered for diagnosing individuals, but because it is costly and complicated to perform, antibody testing is far more common in testing clinics. ... Read more »