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Reasons For Hiv

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reason of me being HIV positive

Sir ,I had routine Check up, I found myself to be HIV positive but I have never had sex with anybody and also I have not used drugs in my life, what could be the possible cause of me being positive? After this incident I don't find the purpose of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear worried,I would not consider you doomed. In fact you may not even have HIV. If you indeed have no risks you may have had a false positive test. I would recommend a PCR test to confirm whether the virus Read more »

Reason for false positive anti hiv test

Hi DR.BOB I hope ypu are alright .You r doing a great job.This is first time i am writing you and i... 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... Read more »
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Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...biting, spitting or purposely cutting themselves, they should be given the harshest punishment by law. For some, this seems reasonable given the fact that the person has a potentially deadly and incurable disease. However, activists and advocates... Read more »
The Body

Top 10 Possible Reasons for the High HIV Infection Rate in the Southern U.S.

...The last questioner of the evening asked, "Why is HIV so prevalent in the South?" We didn't come up with a scientific list of reasons, and I don't know if there really is such a list, but here's what we came up with (in no particular order) ... ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Sound Scientific Reasons to Believe" Researchers Can Create HIV/AIDS Vaccine, Opinion Piece Says

...the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative , writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. There are "sound scientific reasons to believe [researchers] can create" an AIDS vaccine, but that "doesn't mean [they] don't have a difficult task,"... 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 testing, and a subset of those untested people do not perceive themselves to be at risk for HIV. The most commonly cited reason for testing reflected personal motivation (i.e., "to know where one stood") followed by recognition of risk (i.e.,... Read more »
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Was terminated from Job/Reason?/because of HIV

Posted by MyDesire, 3 Replies
...detroit, in Michigan. I have been married to my husband for almost 18 years, we have two teenagers. My husband was diagnosed with HIV in June of 1989. My husband recieves social security disability, and I work, well, i had a job, up until a few... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive. I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for Read more »

Has anyone gotten HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Has anyone ever gotten HIV from a doctor visit? I realize the case in florida with the dentist is one such instance, but any others? I know I sound crazy Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »