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What Happens In A Hiv Testing

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Testing Nightmare - Has this happened to any of ya

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I took an HIV test at a local planned-parenthood last Monday (had to wait around for 2 1/2 hours). Well I go in to get my results ... the girl at the counter says it will be 20minutes. Well ... an HOUR goes by and I go up to her and ask her... Read more »

could it possibly happen

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If I tested negative at three month Could I test positive at six month. What if I think I experienced symptoms at three month or after.

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Miracle's do happen!!

Posted by Benders, 5 Replies
I went with my ex boyfriend of two and a half years yesturday for same day hiv testing. They took his blood in the morning and then we had to wait 7 hours for the results, all day we convinced ourselves it would be the worse but low and behold he's... Read more »

Its all happening too fast

Posted by mentaluproar, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed last month, after dating a positive for 2 years. I have been tested every 6 months and nothing has ever shown up, except for various other STDs my ex brought home to me. We used protection and I was there for him. (Actually, I... Read more »

can ars happen at 37 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can ars happen at 37 weeks?
i tested negative after a big scare at 37 weeks.
i now have the flu or so i think.
am seeing the dr today.
is it the flu or ars eventhough im negatve - coulds i have serocomverted at 37 weeks?
please answer.
i will post what... Read more »
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Pretty Healthy Working Individual - Happen to be HIV+

I am pretty healthy, I've been positive for 4 years now, and I have a CD4 count ot 678 and viral load is undetectable. I've been working for the same company for 3.5 years now, and my Human Resources manager knows about my HIV. I am...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
This is a great question. Congratulations on doing so well, and on negotiating what is already at least one successful reasonable accommodation of your disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act is very clear on the "limits" you ask... Read more »

Im HIV positive and scared about whats happening to me

I dont know whats happening to me, I've been positive for 6 months and i had thought my sero conversion was over but i keep getting blisters in my mouth on my back and chest on my legs between my toes and on my palms; I cant keep going to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately, I can't diagnose the cause of your rash over the Internet.You are HIV positive and your insurance company dropped you???? That's immoral and unconscionable! I'm sure there is a special place in hell reserved for... Read more »

Dont know what is happening

I am currently pregnant- about eight months. During one of my visits to the doc, I was given an HIV test- I do not know if it was Elissa or WB. However, I was told that it was positive. However, my Viral load was okay and CD4 count was fine. I have...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I would strongly advise you to very quickly get a second opinion with a doctor who is very experienced with HIV disease. (Check with your health department.) It is important to take the actual lab reports with you, so the doctor can help your... Read more »

why does this happen?

I've seen many reports that hiv infection will contribute to hypothyroidism.Can you explain the connection? I always thought since hiv speeds up bodily processes hyperthyroidism would be the more common association.Here is my problem.I exhibit...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status is or what treatment you are on. Other hormone levels can be involved (testosterone, cortisol) and some PIs particularly dry out the skin and seem to impact hair texture. I have heard no good explanation... Read more »
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