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Reaction To Hiv Diagnosis

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HIV Husband

To my dismay, my husband was diagnosed with hiv in 2007 after twenty years of marriage. I did suspect drug use and that he was cheating on me but I never did think that this would happen. Our marriage has not been the same since the diagnosis. About...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...I'm sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis and its effect on your marriage. People have all kinds of reactions to an HIV diagnosis ranging from grief and sadness to overwhelming anxiety, although disappearing every few weeks is not... Read more »

Depression post HIV diagnosis

Hello,I'm a 16yo HIV + girl who was diagnosed 6 years ago. I didn't really go through much of a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"It Took a Piece of Me:" Initial Responses to a Positive HIV Diagnosis by Caribbean People in the UK

...respond to the news that they are HIV-positive, and none have focused on Caribbean people, the study authors explained. To examine HIV diagnosis experiences and their immediate aftermath, the researchers performed semi-structured interviews of 25... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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Feel Like what's the point

Posted by MIADA, 5 Replies
I'm hopeless lately. I can't stand my partner who passed the virus on to me. I hate that I'm HIV Positive. I'm at the point that if I could trade my BLUE EYES to go back in time to that night when I was Fucked up and ended up Fucking up my life, I... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
Hi all. Just want to warn you that if you're feeling kind of down, you might not want to read on. I have to release some of my frustration and fear, don't really have anywhere else I feel comfortable doing it. Today one of my nurses called and... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
35 coming out of a long relationship and did some dating...all protected. But I was diagnosed with HIV. No idea what to do now. Live in Los Angeles. how do you go on? J Read more »