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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests: a CD4 count and a viral load test. This resource breaks down what it means to monitor these two important numbers. You'll want to have them checked a few times a year when you visit the doctor for monitoring. If you want, take some time to...
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I did the test but now I can't get myself to look at the results

Doc: I'm sitting here with an HIV lab report on my desk. I've placed it upside down and can't get myself to turn it over. I really don't want to know what I know... that I am positive that is. How do I konw?... well the usual -...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You state, "Id rather live with the doubt that I am positive than know that I really am." Unfortunately, HIV doesnt work that way. Knowing you are HIV-positive wont kill you; however, not knowing can indeed cost you your life.... Read more »

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 »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on the subject, but I wanted something a little more specific as I am so stressed out!I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and had my routine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and hence so is your chance of being HIV infected. Please note an "indeterminate" result is not a "positive" result! Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can... Read more »

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 »
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Recently tested got hiv positive,looking for friends in pittsburgh pennsylvania.

Posted by ram84
2 yrs ago i came here in USA with lots of dreams and hope o but recently tested and got result that I m hiv positive,feels like I'm burning in a fire,have no idea what to do, anyway looking for hiv positive frieds pittsburgh pa . Read more »

Test results are in....please look!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally got my results for my Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphillis tests. My gonorrhea test is negative, and my syphillis test is negative. But my chlamydia test came back as "out of range." What does that mean? Someone please help me. The... Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

Hiv test Result

Posted by kevinsheppard
As mnay of you know i have been up here looking for advice and helpp for my situation. Well the final result is i am NEG 90 days later. May i offer some suggestions to those who are worried STOP googling HIV it makes things worse also talk to... Read more »