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Pros For Being Tested For Hiv And Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any chance that you were recently exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV....
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ODDS and should I get a test...

Please get back to me...I will donate with a reply. I PROMISE! Okay...crazy night out drunk of course. Slept with 3 sex workers...yes I was crazy. It was all protected and no breakage...they slipped up the shaft a litte, but they always were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three-month mark. The odds are astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from this boozy sex-a-thon with your trio of pros.Thanks for you donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's very... 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 »

please, third time asking, please.

hello doctor, thank you very much for the very useful forum,i was exposed to hiv two years a go. vaginal sex with pros. with condom but the condom came out twice.i was scared to death. i had cold few days after exposure, white painful dots on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your repeatedly negative HIV ELISA tests out to nine months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. There is no relationship between your elevated alkaline phosphatase and HIV. Depending on how elevated your Read more »

Paranoid Brother

Dr. Frascino:Please forgive me. I know I am a coward. I do not know why I cannot face this situation w/ strength and courage. I donated and emailed you recently and you told me "Relax, Max..." But I can't. I know I need to get tested. Started dating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only one who is still worried about HIV is you. Since you don't feel comfortable with the doctor on campus, why not go to a testing site elsewhere, such as an STD clinic, city health department or private physician's office. If you really can't... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

... What are the symptoms of AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? What is the approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS? When taking an antibody test, what does a 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 »
The Body

Questions and Answers Related to HIV/AIDS

...survivor yourself, can you elaborate on your own experience taking it? How frequently do you suggest having testosterone levels tested? When should I have more pellets inserted? My partner and I are both HIV positive. I had what was probably... Read more »
The Body

Telling Others You Have HIV

...livesinadream Read the full post and join the conversation: click here ! Ask the Experts Robert J. Frascino, M.D. "I just tested positive and I'm too scared to even get my CD4 count checked. ... My boyfriend and my friends have... Read more »
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Wohooo! (My result and message)...

Posted by rescuemepliz, 1 Reply
...sexually active,PLEASE always make it a point to use protection and use it the right way. Get as informed as you can about sex,its pros and cons and above all,get informed about HIV/AIDS. Too often we think we know everything there is to know... Read more »


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 »


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 »

RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...fact sheet explains RNA testing and will help you answer questions from patients or clients. What is RNA Testing? samples are tested at a lab or through on-site rapid tests. These tests look for antibodies made by the immune system in response to... Read more »