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Reasons To Get HIV Test

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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 need some information because i can not find this on net.I have heard that flu,sore throat,laryngitis and fever causes false positive anti hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inaccurate information that can be found on the Web. I'd suggest you stick to reliable sites, such as The Body, for HIV information.HIV tests at six weeks are not considered to be conclusive. You'll need to wait until the three-month mark for 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... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test results

The results of my HIV test in January 2007 came back indeterminate. I then took at DNA PCR test... Read more »
Articles
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

...encouraged testing among high-risk populations and focused prevention efforts on HIV-positive persons. The current study used the HIV Testing Survey (HITS), a cross-sectional interview study of high-risk individuals, to quantify HIV testing... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

By the Numbers: Black HIV Testing and Infection

...Get Infected Among Gay and Bisexual Men Undiagnosed Gay and Bisexual Men Where Newly HIV-Positive Live Black HIV Testing and Transmission in America Race of Americans Tested Lifetime Testing Rate Views on Testing and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... 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 Read more »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »

Taking tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I was just wondering if someone who has not had unprotected sex and not shared needles has any reason to take an HIV test. Can you get HIV any other way? Are there any documented or confirmed cases of getting HIV as a male if you don't... Read more »

Negative test&lesson

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was not exactly concerned with HIV (good health, no cold/flu for years no nothing). For green card reasons i have to take an HIV test in the future so i said to myself to test in advance just in case ; immediately after deciding to take the test... Read more »