Reasons To Get HIV Test
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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 HIVThe 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 »
HIV Testing Within At-Risk Populations in the United States and the Reasons for Seeking or Avoiding HIV TestingHIV 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi EKRIVA,No, that is not true! Flu, sore throat, laryngitis, antibiotics and fever would not cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests! This is just another example of inaccurate information that can be found on the Web. I'd suggest you stick to... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalDear 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineWe have heard of many urban legends on this site and others about delayed antibody production. The real data is hard to come by. To my knowledge, if these patients exist, their immune systems have not been studied.... Read more »
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Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by Franek, 1 ReplyI tested just over 13 weeks after possible exposure.
The test machine was a 'VIDAS EIA'
Result was NEGATIVE.
Initial testing at 1 month revealed a Chlamydia infection
Are there any reeasons to test beyond that?
Initial symptoms 3 week post 'exposure'... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI feel I need to take an HIV test because I have been a sexually active gay man but I am concerned when I read people type that they have been infected through giving oral sex or stating they only engaged in heavy petting and got hiv. I always use... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesThere 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 »
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