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Reason For Not Getting Tested For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Launches Bilingual Campaign, "My Reasons for Getting an HIV Test," in Latino LGBT Community

CDC recently launched "Reasons/ Razones ," a national bilingual AIDS prevention campaign for Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. CDC Spokesperson Lorrie Alvin stated that although Miami is a focus city for the campaign, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Within At-Risk Populations in the United States and the Reasons for Seeking or Avoiding HIV Testing

HIV transmission still occurs in the United States, despite dramatic decreases in AIDS cases since the introduction of HAART. As of 1998, approximately two-thirds of HIV-infected people knew their HIV status, having been tested confidentially. Since... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Resistance Testing, A Reason to Delay Treatment?

I am aware of the current national and international guidelines that suggest that genotype testing be done to determine resistance to therapies before starting patients on HAART and I can see where this should be the case when dealing with patients...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Jase,Thanks for your thoughtful question. For most peole, if they are diagnosed by routine HIV testing, there would be no serious harm in waiting a couple of weeks for a genotype. In a person with a very low CD4 count, or active opportunistic... Read more »

pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for providing such a positive inspiration for coping with HIV.Now several questions (please answer, altho by comparison with some of the qus asked here, these are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV is not transmitted by sweat! Be reasonable. If HIV were so easily transmitted, it would have wiped out the entire planet years ago. See below.Dr. BobHIV infection by sweatMay 6, 2007 Doc, I just read on... Read more »
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reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would be appreciated Read more »

The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing.
I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by... Read more »

worried for no reason?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
a few years ago (end of July 1999) I got a test result of ELISA positive, Western Blot negative. I kept getting re-tested once a month for almost seven months. I checked with everyone I had slept with and they all said they were negative (the ones... Read more »

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 »