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What Does The Acronym Hiv Stand For

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Test Positive Aware Network

HIV/AIDS 101: The Three and Four Letter Acronyms

We have been living with bacteria and viruses since before homo became erectus . In fact, some bacteria are healthy and necessary for us to survive, like the ones that live in our stomachs and lower intestines that are helpful to our daily... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Signs New $10 Million Agreement on HIV/AIDS With Angola, Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a new agreement with Angola aimed at controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Associated Press reports. "The Obama administration will more than double funding for Angola to combat the disease, from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AID Atlanta Launches "From Where I Stand" African-American HIV Awareness Campaign

"From Where I Stand" -- a social marketing outreach targeting younger African-American gay men to increase "positive identity development" and fight HIV/AIDS-related stigma -- will be launched by AID Atlanta on Friday, April 20. The campaign seeks... Read more »
Ask the Experts

standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt an itch at my elbow. So I scratched my elbow and a tiny amount of lood oozed out of it. Should I be concerned ?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo need to be concerned. HIV is not airborne and you did not have a direct exchange of body from the child. You are fine.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Can I get hiv from one night stand anal sex with a gay?

Im Mr. Anxious. What are the chances I get hiv from one night stand anal sex with a gay? I am 21 and I had anal sex with a gay (i was the penetrator) but i didnt ejaculate inside. After that I got diagnosed with gonorrhea but I was treated, what are...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Unprotected anal sex is definitely risky for HIV and STDs, as you found out with the gonorrhea. HIV is transmitted during sex through the same way that gonorrhea is. It's going to be very important to get tested at 3... Read more »

Question - HIV - What Does That Stand For?

Dear Doctor Shernoff,"I have a confirmed exposure to HIV for almost 30 years and have never had any AIDS related illnesses. Prior to beginning combination antiretroviral therapy my viral loads were almost a million, but have been virtually...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Yes I have HIV but have never progressed onto having AIDS. Many people who get infected now have the same potential for long and healthy lives if they receive sophisticated HIV medical care and wait until it is indicated to begin retroviral therapy... Read more »

I'm really scared I might have HIV after a one night stand please help me.

Well after separating from my BF out of anger I decided to cheat on him. I meet this guy at the beach whom I left and had sex with. During our encounter I was a little intoxicated as well. I gave him a blowjob for about 5 mins and some of his precum...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe things we do when our hearts our broken! Having sex, which though there was a condom, became unprotected. Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission so this is not the risk, the risk is when the condom fell off and even without the... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

StandUp2HIV.com

Posted by Standup2HIV, 1 Reply
Hello-

I have created a website, StandUp2HIV.com, in order to help with HIV awareness. This website, like Stand Up 2 Cancer, was created with the idea that we need to stand up to HIV, begin to promote more friendly awareness, and try to stop this... Read more »

What do these letters stand for on my report?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got back my quest lab results and i had other tests done aside from the hiv test but on the invoice, i can read the names of all those test but then there is no test called hiv - i see a row of letters and the price was $319! i dont see the words... Read more »

Standing up for the rights for all worried wells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to say that I used to be a worried well, and I used to come to this website and try to get some reassurence that i did not catch HIV, my hearts goes out to the one who do have HIV, but my heart also goes to the Worried Wells, the worry... Read more »