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Scared To Get Tested For Hiv

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HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even a few miscarriages. Her two initial HIV tests came out positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risky behavior (we don't do drugs, and we are monogamous). I don't feel sick and don't have any symptoms. However, I am very scared because of the result. What is the possibility that caused this result, and does the result mean that I may be HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

...steam sterilization process, so patients treated during the specified time period should be tested for hepatitis A, B and C, and HIV. Health workers have contacted 31 of the 33 people on whom the instruments were used prior to the problem; these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

...officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Congo: Fearing Rejection, Pregnant Women Avoid HIV Tests

...Pregnant women in the Republic of Congo are often hesitant to be tested for HIV because of the stigma associated with AIDS and the fear of being rejected by their husbands and families, experts say. "The women are threatened by their husbands,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Fear Hampers HIV Testing, Treatment in Sierra Leone

...barrier to some districts," Brima Kargbo, director of the National AIDS Secretariat, said. Kargbo added that Sierra Leone's HIV/AIDS program was new compared with those of other countries and that the country is learning from other nations'... Read more »
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Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

17 years old and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...girl. i noticed that when she got off of me, the condom had come off. not sure how long i was exposed to her vag. fluids. i got scared so i had an hiv test at 10 weeks and it was neg. then i took another at 13 weeks, also neg. but the last 3... Read more »

Scared to get tested!!! Need Advise Please

Posted by elen, 4 Replies
...(vaginal intercourse), his condom broke and he ejaculated inside me. I freaked out and asked him if he had any disease, including HIV. He said no (that he was aware of), and mentioned that I was inexperienced and freaking out for no reason. He... Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...negative in may and I looked at what test was performed and it wasnt the western blot test should i have that test too ,? now im scared im might have hiv and im paranoid and feeling my neck too . is a month a pretty good sign of not being... Read more »