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What Do Doctors Look For When Testing For Hiv

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Primary doctor says to test at 6 months??? Please Read. Looking for insight...

Posted by treeoflife1, 3 Replies
So i had 15 seconds of unprotected sex with a possible sex worker. I was tested at 7 weeks Oraquick and received a negative result. The clinic lady seemed to have preset answers to any question I had and had no real interest in my well being. She... Read more »

Looking for Anabolics since I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I live in Long beach ca. I cannot find a doctor to prescribe Nandrolone Decanoate and testostreone. I am undetectable and cd4 500+.
Please advise.

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Looking for a doctor in NYC

Posted by jr11231
I've just recently moved to NYC & I am currently looking to find a good, gay-friendly & HIV knowledgeable doctor here.

I am an HIV Neg gay man who is seriously considering going on PrEP to help reduce my risk of contracting HIV. Therefore, I... Read more »

Looking for HIV/AIDS MD in Chicago Burbs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am looking for a physician who specializes in HIV/AIDS care. Does anyone know of someone they would reccomend? I don't want to go to a generic Infectious Disease doc. I want someone who knows the intricacies of the disease and treatments.

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HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »
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RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but I'm writing this because I said I would share. I went for an anti-HCV (CMIA) test today, just to be very sure, and the result as I expected is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Fighter,Welcome back to the forum and thank you for taking the time to share your story with other forum readers. Testimonials like yours help others find the way out of worried-well hell.WOO-HOO!Happiest of Holidays, and I wish you a very health... Read more »

Doctor looking after terminal AIDS patient

Dear Dr. Bob I am sure you have answer these kind of question many a times, but I think an answer from you will be extremely reassuring!I am a doctor currently working with patients with cancer; I have a patient with AIDS related lymphoma whom we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Fellow Medic/Pianist,1.I agree with the occupational health consultant's assessment that your chances of acquiring HIV are essentially nonexistent. The follow-up routine HIV screening is merely precautionary.2.I think you can relax now;... Read more »

Thank you for stating added risks... His doctor never told me... What are side effects to look for in Kaletra and Viread?

Hello there and as always THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for replying. You are ALWAYS SO LOVED AND APPRECIATED FROM ME and my FAMILY!!!!! MUAH!!!!! How are you doing? Would you please let me know what to look for in the above named combo interaction please?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello!All antiretrovirals have a rather lengthy list of potential drug side effects, toxicities and drug interactions. Regarding Kaletra and Viread, Kaletra can increase the blood levels of Viread. Consequently, monitoring for Viread-related side... Read more »

Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV)

Salve Dr. Frascino!I'd like to start by thanking you for the endless support you've been offering on this site to a lot of worrying wells and fluffernutters! I could relate to most of their fears and I can understand what a tough time they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Fighter,Your negative HIV-antibody test on November 30, 2010 was definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.The counselor who advised you that you were "positive" before... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wyoming Looks to Increase HIV Testing

According to the Wyoming Department of Health, of the more than 10 new people diagnosed with HIV in the state last year, at least three people died or visited a doctor never knowing they were infected. Health officials hoped National HIV Testing Day... Read more »

A Closer Look: Genotypic Resistance Test

Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D., AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, Fla. Patient: Bob S. Doctor: Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D. Lowest CD4 count: 20 Highest viral load: 240,000 Current CD4 count: 322 Current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Proposal -- HIV Tests During Doctor Visits

A proposed state law to make HIV testing easier and allow health officials to use patient medical data to ensure treatment and care divided some 60 Staten Island activists at an April 10th forum. The forum was the fifth of six scheduled in all New... Read more »

A Closer Look at the Revised U.S. HIV Treatment Guidelines (Part 1)

This is part 1 of an update of the U.S. DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. For part 2, please click here . I'd like to welcome you to a breaking HIV/AIDS news report. On Dec. 1, 2007, the U.S. government released the first,... Read more »