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Top 10 Questions To Ask A Doctor About Hiv

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Asking Questions of Doctor

Posted by hivhelp, 3 Replies
Asking Doctor Questions

A month ago my 19 year-old brother-in-law (Bryan) told us (my husband and I) that he is HIV positive and has been for a year. He had stopped going to... Read more »

I asked the doctor ---

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I wrote to this board yesterday. I took my first HIV test and will call the dr later next week for the results like he told me to do.

I asked him, what if I don't call and under what circumstances would he call me?

He said it is always up to the... Read more »

Can doctors take HIV tests? UK question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
UK lad here that needs to have a HIV test done but the only problem being that my local GU clinic is only open on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 4 and I cannot get down there due to my work. I was wondering if my local GP can do them and whether... Read more »

A few questions that I don't know who to ask???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One of my very close friends was just diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. There are a few questions that I was thinking but you don't want to ask the people involved because it's so sensitive. My friend also has PCP and has a tube in her throat so she can't... Read more »

lymph question(never asked)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can poking lymph nodes actually enlarge them? I know it can make them sore but can it actually enlarge them? i have it it can enlarge them and i have also heard the opposite. any answers? thanks Read more »
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hiv test after pepMy AntiHiv (ab & p24 ag) result is Negative after 18 days. My question is can i trust the result? I asked two doctors and they said you dont need any other tests and the result is accurate and you're clean! Please tell me what do you

I have unprotected sex with a csw at 4 Feb 2014 and I used PEP 28 days included Lamzidivir and Zidovudine, Kaletra at 43hours after exposure. 18 March 2014 is about 2weeks after finish PEP I have taken HIV combo Ab/Ag test is Negative. after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If combo test is negative at 6 and 8 weeks after your exposure, you are not infected. DW... Read more »

may i ask a question doctor?

dear dr if a person had stiches removed from lip early today and kissed me good bye on cheek where i had pimples and person is hiv+can i get it that way ?Thank you for your time. ...
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
Unlikely.MH... Read more »

never seen this question asked please answer I am so scared donated $50.00

Dr. Bob,I have a question in what may delay the production of hiv antibodies. I had a high risk exposure the beginning of this year. I didn't know I had hpv and had unprotected sex with this guy and if I could turn back time I so would. I found...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't need additional HIV tests. Rather you need a more competent doctor who isn't scaring the bejesus out of you! I would strongly suggest you get a second opinion!You have been screened for hepatitis B and C. You don't... Read more »

How to ask certain questions? (DISCLOSURE 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently started dating this guy and I know that we should have a discussion about our status. How do I bring up the subject of his HIV status? I don't want to sound weird, but I know it should be discussed.Thanks,Katie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Katie,Perhaps start by talking about the necessity of safer sexual practices as a general rule. Then you can volunteer your HIV status. If negative, you can say you always practice safer sex to protect your negative status. If positive, you can... Read more »

Questions LGBT People (and Everyone Else) Ought to Ask Their Doctors

What should lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people ask their medical providers before receiving tests or treatments of any kind? Earlier this year, APICHA Community Health Center -- a community-based provider of quality health care,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: HIV and HIV Risk After Age 50

Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. By the year 2015, nearly half... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the Doctor: It's Not Just a River in Egypt -- HIV Denial

Q: My husband is HIV-positive. I found out about it five years ago, but he refuses to see a doctor to maintain his health. Recently he broke out with a bad case of shingles. He's complaining of tiredness and he's not eating like he used to, which... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Is HIV-Associated Nephropathy, and How Can I Avoid It?

Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Roosevelt Morningside Clinic, a comprehensive HIV care center in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing... Read more »