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HIV Wellness Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of test results. Also, keep track of any antiretroviral medications you take and when these change. This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. Routine Laboratory Tests CD4...
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Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

syphilis test

My question has to do with a non reactive syphilis test. Is it possible for the test to come back non resctive if blood was tested while being treated with cipro for epididimitis? Thanks for any info you may provide ....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The antibiotic has nothing to do with the lab result.... Read more »

Can an hiv antibody test false-positively react to syphilis?

I decided to go get tested for hiv a couple of months ago. I went to this non-profit testing site and i had an oraquick rapid test and a western blot done. Both of them came back positive and i was in shock. I didnt know how to accept that. Then...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. When a person is infected with HIV, Syphilis can cause a much more severe decline in the CD4 count. In regards to Syphilis being misinterpreted for HIV, the answer is no. Please see a previous answer by Dr. Bob for... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, So you had receptive anal sex with a tranny, which began protected, but you're not sure if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?) Responding to your questions: Neurosyphilis... Read more »
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Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

30 test from Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just noticed several comments about versions of tests being used. I have not clue what all that means. I had a 30 negative test. It was done by lab corp. Are the results meaningful? Is this test not as sensative as those used elsewhere? Read more »

LabCorp only use's 2nd Generation Test???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone heard that LabCorp(one of the biggest Lab's in america) use's second generation test's??? WTF??
How could a compant of that scale use a test thats over 10-15 years old??? Has anyone else used LabCorp?? Do they even Offer 3rd generation... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »