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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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Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Deepak . I am MD, Internal medicine. I am from New Jersey. One of my patient is going through severe anxiety and depression. He tested Positive on Labcorp ICMA test for Hiv 1/O/2 but negative on western blot. I have assured him so many times that... Read more »

Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that he had come inside me.. afterwards, i started spotting, and started my period the next day. wich has me concerned.i get tested every 4 to 6 months, and had just been tested a week before..i am not going to get all stressed out about it,i... 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 »

scared to start hiv meds

Hi Dr,l have recently tested positive to hiv and my viral load is 25,000 and cd4 count 355, my doctor said to get ready to start meds, l am 36 years old, l feel okay at the moment but not like before l had hiv,if l start meds will l feel better,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...function and decrease immune activation. In your case, with your CD4% at 25%-26%, I would say that if after discussing the various pros and cons of beginning HAART with your HIV specialist, you are ready to start, then you should indeed begin!... Read more »
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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 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 Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... 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 »

PCR vs PRO DNA?

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 »

Test results today

Posted by Hartigan, 2 Replies
...I get my test results this afternoon. I posted here in October last year, outlining my concerns. I had unprotected, receptive anal sex and became sick with symptoms resembling ARS a few weeks later (except rash). I had a 6 week test Read more »