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What Is HIV?

...to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV test . How Long Will I Live With HIV? If you keep your CD4 count up, keep your viral load down, take your HIV meds properly and live a healthy life, there's no reason to think that your life will be any shorter ...
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This One's A Doozy (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Of all of the inquiries posted in this forum over the years, this one may well take the cake. But since, at this point, I really don't know where else to turn for help, please hear me out:Back in the spring of 1996, I engaged in prolonged,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to know" you are HIV positive???? No, absolutely not. In fact what you don't know in that situation could kill you. Delayed HIV diagnosis is still the number one cause of HIV morbidity and premature HIV-related mortality. Knowledge is power! If... Read more »

Confusion about New York State Testing website

Dear Dr. Bob,With all of the disinformation circulating on the web, you are a godsend.I live in New York and I had a very low risk exposure (protected oral with a high risk person) and I was considering getting tested (even though a Doctor I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...copies per milliliter).The paragraph referring to HIV PCR testing in the policy statement you quoted from the New York State HIV testing Web site did not differentiate between these two very different tests that both use PCR technology, thereby... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for all women in areas with high HIV prevalence among women of childbearing age (15 to 45) or in facilities with at least one HIV diagnosis per 1,000 pregnant women screened. Providers should consider repeat testing in the third trimester for... Read more »

Anonymous HIV Testing

1: By October, 2007 the CDC will eliminate federal funding for States that endorse the UI testing system to track the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What will happen to anonymous HIV testing sites?2. Are people more likely to get tested if they know that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system. The bill also would create penalties for those who do not adhere to the confidentiality rules and would allow anonymous HIV testing in certain locations. The California Senate approved the bill in January (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Legislature Approves Measure Requiring Suspects Indicted for Rape to Be Tested for HIV

...for rape to be tested for HIV, the Buffalo News reports (Precious, Buffalo News , 6/22). The state's current law requires HIV tests after conviction of rape. New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) and some state lawmakers have been lobbying for the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Gov. Spitzer, Lawmakers Lobbying for Bill to Require HIV Testing for Indicted Rape Suspects

...would require suspects indicted for rape to be tested for HIV, the New York Times reports. The state's current law requires HIV tests after conviction of rape. The measure has been a source of "contentious debate," and it remains unclear... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Legislature Should Approve Legislation Requiring Health Workers to Offer HIV Testing, Editorial Says

...Newsday editorial says (Long Island Newsday , 5/11). The legislation would require that people ages 18 to 64 be offered an HIV test in emergency departments, outpatient clinics and community health centers. The legislation also would eliminate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...emergency department workers, paramedics and EMTs -- are hoping to change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union ... Read more »
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Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...infected. Doctors may suggest and HIV PCR test if they think a person has been infected with HIV in the past few days or weeks. Is HIV testing ever mandatory? In New York State, HIV testing is generally voluntary and cannot be done without the... Read more »

One In 20?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
I heard on NPR that Washington DC is considering testing EVERY resident for HIV. They suspect the rate may be as high as 1 in 20. Did anyone else hear this? Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seroconversion) during incarceration. Of these 88 inmates, 37 (42%) had had more than one negative HIV test result before their HIV diagnosis. In October 2004, GDC and the Georgia Division of Public Health invited CDC to assist with an... Read more »