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Vaginal Sore Should I Get Test For HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers (sores). These could be signs of HIV infection. Women planning pregnancy should seek care prior to becoming pregnant to ensure good health and assess their HIV status.
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If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
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
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future. Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My question is what does the hepatitus b testing reveal about other std's and hiv. From the hepatitus b test results alone can you determine if you have or...
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, you need a specific HIV blood test to determine whether you have HIV infection. Read more »

Can you contact HIV going down on a girl?

Ok, I went down on a girl I have liked for awhile... not relizing that she was a slammer.Later on hearing she was slamming dope with a girl who was HIV positive. I am getting tested to be sure but I am stressted. I am married and I am afriad I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since and nothing! Anyways today i went to my local clinic in order to put my fears at rest. I honestly didnt think they would test for HIV, but they said i should, so i went along with it. This has got me rather spooked to say the least. My... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
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Apthous Mouth sores (Canker Soars)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »

Really Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Over 10 weeks ago, being lonely and drunk on a business trip, I received protected oral and performed unprotected oral sex on a professional escort. She stated that she was clean and disease free. . . Several days (about 4) after the episode I... Read more »

Sore throat, please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for like a month now, I dont think its hiv since I tested negative at 9 weeks, im going for my final 13 week test soon. Is my hiv test relaible? My throat really bugs me at times and sometimes it doesnt so much, does anyone know of any std that... Read more »

Mono vs. HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...contracted Herpes it would be a possibility. Am I overreacting? I also read that mono could possibly cause a false positive on an HIV test so now I don't want to get tested because I'm worried about a false positive. I just noticed yesterday... Read more »