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Scared To Get Tested For Hiv

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Pregnant and scared to test for HIV

Ok, so I am 6 weeks pregnant and trembling at the thought of finding out I am HIV positive. I tested back in May of 2010 and tested negative, but about a week after results I had a flu-like illness which consisted of SEVERE sore throat and night...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,I know the thought of getting tested is scary but the good thing we know is that if you are HIV positive, you can be placed on medications and the chances of your child being born with HIV become less than 1% without meds it is about a 25%... Read more »

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... Read more »

Help! Feeling alone and scared regarding HIV testing...

I've been divorced for almost two years and have had several partners within that time frame.... Read more »
Articles
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

Health 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

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

Officials at Bundaberg Hospital in southern Queensland are recommending blood tests for 274 people treated between Nov. 6 and 13 at the facility's dental clinic. Authorities discovered that one batch of dental instruments cleaned on Nov. 6 was not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wales: Rise in HIV Cases Prompts Tests for Pregnant Women

Advocates are stepping up the battle against HIV/AIDS in Wales amid fears that the number of new cases has doubled in the last 12 months. The latest National Assembly figures show there were 45 new HIV cases in 2000, raising the total by 7.5... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing: Why Aren't More People Doing It?

Stigma still makes people reluctant, even afraid, to get screened for HIV, health officials say. And yet an HIV diagnosis is the first step to care, treatment, and learning how to avoid transmitting the virus to others. "We have to bring it out in... Read more »
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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »

Scared to take the test? Please Read.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Back in 91 I took an HIV test and the results came back "inconclusive" I was told to take another test, but I didn't. I was too frightened to take it ... too scared to find out if I actually had the disease. Keep in mind that back then HIV/AIDS was... Read more »

Some advice to people who are scared of testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took a HIV test anonymously the other day and it came back within the next afternoon. If you are afraid, then go to requestatest.com and you can see if they have any labs in your area to do a anonymous testing. I came back negative by the way. I... Read more »

Recently tested postive, symptomatic, scared

Posted by newlander, 5 Replies
Hey all

I recently went in to test for HIV four years after what i thought was low risk, tested to six weeks neg and stopped like an idiot. Now I tested positive after lymph glands going up and weight loss. I'm goint to get the Viral Load test and... Read more »