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Pros To Getting Tested For Hiv And Aids

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Flu Vaccine Pros and Cons

What do you think: How necessary do you think it is that someone with HIV get a flu vaccine? Should someone on treatment also get a vaccine? Are there any dangers to flu vaccines?Thanks!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Influenza kills thousands of Americans every year. This is largely a vaccine-preventable illness and I believe very strongly that all HIV infected persons (and their household contacts) should get annual vaccinations. Having once had influenza, I... 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... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved"

Monday, Feb. 7, marks the fifth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fourth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Educated, Involved"

Saturday, Feb. 7, marks the fourth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ahead of South Africa's HIV Testing Campaign, Zuma Gets HIV Test

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received an HIV test, kicking off the government's campaign to encourage all South Africans to know their HIV status, TIMES Live reports. "Months after taking office as president of the country last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: "Get Tested" Is Advice as AIDS Infection Rate Rises in Duval

A rise in HIV infection rates among gay men has Jacksonville health officials and social services agencies redoubling prevention efforts aimed at this group. Their message: Get tested, and if you're infected, change your behavior. The Duval... Read more »
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Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

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Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »

AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »

Stupidity and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Stupidity and Getting Tested

I'm waiting for the results of an HIV test and am going crazy. I
feel so wild. I wish I could just sleep through this tension and
anxiety. Anyone have any advice? I mean I don't know why I was so
stupid to have not used... Read more »