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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or...
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I am sure i have HIV + resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum

I am pretty sure i am infected with HIV .. heres the story.. 4 years ago had high risk exposure and some brief symptoms after were -Purple rash over the body 2 days after exposure -Swollen groin the day and the next day after exposure -fever on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decided to get tested, even if it is four years late. Why did it take so long??? Regarding the phone message, this is standard procedure for HIV test results. Many of us do not leave that type of information on answering machines or give results... Read more »

2 sets of tests done already!!!!

Ok, On May 25 I had a complete CBC, metabolic panel 14, hepatitis panel 4, and a HIV 1 comfirmation western blot done. I had the tests run for elective surgery I wanted done.Test results came back with low RBC, hemogloblobin, hematocrit, and high...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about he tells me we can do a antigen p24 test and viral load test just to make me feel a bit better. Both of these test with a standard blood test came back normal or negative. He reassured me again not to worry and to get another test in 4-6... Read more »

HIV-2 indeterminate

Hi. My partner and I were both tested for HIV last year, and again this year. My partner's first test showed HIV-1 negative, but HIV-2 indeterminate. A retest 1 month later, and again now (1 year later) show the same results. Can you please explain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about he tells me we can do a antigen p24 test and viral load test just to make me feel a bit better. Both of these test with a standard blood test came back normal or negative. He reassured me again not to worry and to get another test in 4-6... Read more »

WB Indeterminate 1st test, 2nd test negative (INDETERMINANT WESTERN BLOT)

I am 14 wks pregnant....want to start by saying my son is almost 3 yrs, tetsed negative, been with my husband almost 10 years and had a negative result 6 months ago when applying for a life insurance policy. My story, almost 2 wks ago, I tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about he tells me we can do a antigen p24 test and viral load test just to make me feel a bit better. Both of these test with a standard blood test came back normal or negative. He reassured me again not to worry and to get another test in 4-6... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...drug used in people with mild or moderate cases of PCP who cannot take TMP/SMX or pentamidine. Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesnt work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...Remember, Truvada is two medicines in one pill, so see the pages for those medications, Emtriva and Viread. Currently, U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines recommend Truvada over Epzicom as the only preferred medication for the NRTI component of an... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...and soften the skin. Hormone therapy can have the added benefit of connecting transgender people with medical care, including treatment for HIV and other chronic illnesses and education about HIV prevention. The table summarizes the types of... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

HIV + Panic Disorder = Terror

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...spring/summer of 2008. Both were in a monogamous relationship until the broke up. She told me today her ex bf requires more standard tests (including another STI/HIV tests to rule everything out as per procedure) on Tuesday. We only had one... Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for these antibodies in your blood. After about three months, most people have enough anti-HIV antibodies to test positive on standard HIV tests. Some people don't test positive for six months or even a year, so repeat testing is needed. The... Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...since you may pass on the infection to others and may also risk re-infection with additional strains of HIV yourself. What HIV treatments are available? The treatment of HIV care has come a long way in the last few years. Today, there are many... Read more »