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Steps For Testing For HIV In Florida

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Feds Step in to Fight Broward's Stubborn AIDS Epidemic

Federal officials are bringing additional resources to help Broward County boost HIV testing, prevention education, and treatment to address its stubborn HIV/AIDS epidemic. Federal and county health officials are meeting with local health,... Read more »
The AIDS Institute

The AIDS Institute Praises Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida Legislature for Taking Steps to Support AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Tampa, Fla. -- The AIDS Institute applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida legislature for increasing state funding to the Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) as part of the 2012 state budget recently approved by the Legislature... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: ER to Give Free HIV Testing

Later this month, South Florida's Jackson Memorial Hospital will start offering routine rapid HIV testing to emergency room patients. The region has one of the nation's highest HIV infection rates, with more than 30,000 people living with the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »

One Step Rapid screening test, help please.

please answer my question, i really need an answer, i got tested for HIV 1 and 2 using the method one step-rapid screening test, i got tested on the 27th day of my post exposure, my question is, how reliable is the test that i have done? it came out...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test is very reliable. Repeat testing may make you feel more reassured and the chances that second test will be positive depends on what your exposure was exactly. However a negative test at 27 days is very very reassuring.DW... Read more »

Finding the best HIV specialist in NE Florida

Hey Dr. Bob -My boyfriend tested positive for HIV in March and was referred to an HIV specialist by our local health department. His initial visit and testing went well, and he was prescribed Atripla and told to come back in 4 months. I had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Chris.I would agree, a 4 month interval after starting antiretroviral therapy is way too long for a first follow-up visit. I don't have any personal friends practicing in NE Florida. Generally the American Academy of HIV Medicine and the... Read more »

hiv positive having sex in florida not telling

My step-daughter is having unprotected sex and is HIV positive and was born with the disease. I am beteen a rock and ahard place with her. I have tried talking with her about her behavior. Can she legally be accountable for not telling?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV nondisclosure laws vary from state to state. If possible, I would suggest you accompany your step-daughter to her next appointment with her HIV specialist and openly discuss the situation. He will know how to proceed.Your step-daughter may... Read more »
Connect With Others

positive in largo florida....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested positive the friday b4 thanksgiving. t cells 136.....what more is there to say......i could really use a friend who is positive right now. please call me @ 727-492-6020 or em me @ cw1ditek@hotmail.com. have questions as to the best way to... Read more »

Step 1: Finally got tested!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well its been over three months since my last sexual encounter with a woman. I finally got the balls to go buy a home access hiv-1 test kit and sent out the sample blood this past friday( took a load off my chest just by getting it done). I don't... Read more »

I made the first stepped

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally called a local clinic to ask about HIV testing and to see when it is offered. Now, all I have to do is go in and take the damn test instead of worrying all the time about it. I posted earlier this week about a sexual relationship I had... Read more »

miami florida

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
spoke with hiv counselor in miami florida that rank number 2 in
the united states concerning coinfection. he said it can take
six to nine month to test positive to hiv if coinfected with hepc
he did mention taking a hcv pcr test because it can take up... Read more »