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The Goal Of Hiv Testing Among Adolescent Girls

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy
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HIV and AIDS Test

Will you test positive for HIV if you already have AIDS? Also, what you have persistent cough and you lost weight while 2 separate HIV tests say Negative, what could be wrong?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Will someone with AIDS test HIV positive? Yes!2. I can't diagnose the cause of your cough and weight loss over the Internet. However, if you had a negative HIV Read more »

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...First of all the likelihood of your contracting HIV is very low since you did use a condom. To answer your question: an HIV (antibody) test starts to turn positive (assuming exposure Read more »

Is there HIV/AIDS symtoms without testing positive

Dr. Holodniy,I have heard and read up about peoples developing HIV/AIDS symtoms without testing positive. Is that true? There are also peoples with very slow seroconvert. How do you tell and what kind of test to check for these?Thank you for your...
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
Where are these people and where is the documentation? Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
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
NO. Read more »
Articles
Heidi Nass

Making HIV Trials Work for Women and Adolescent Girls

...for strategies to sustain me through the week, but everyone just shrugs. My session -- Making HIV Trials Work for Women and Adolescent Girls -- was tonight. I'm going to just include my remarks with this post (see below), with a disclaimer that... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...drugresistance (info on drug resistance in section below). You will then need totake steps to correct the problem, including additional testing and consideringchanging drug treatments. Resistance Test Even though HIV drugs are designed to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Care of the HIV-Positive Adolescent

...infection rates. Young women, particularly minority youth, are vulnerable to HIV due to their partners being age discordant. Adolescent females often date men 20 and older, allowing for power inequalities to take place, such as condom... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »