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What Is The P42 Band On An Hiv Test

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Discordant testing advice between two The Body experts over French kissing and HIV -- A sinking ship, yet the band plays on!

Dr. Frascino,Please take a look at the response given by Dr. Fawcett -- The Body's Mental Health and HIV expert -- regarding someone's concern over acquiring HIV from a french kiss, and testing advice for this level of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Extremely Concerned Visitor.As you point out David Fawcett cited one of my posts in his answer. I really don't believe there is much difference in our advice and certainly no cause for cognitive dissonance, consulting Magic 8 Balls or... Read more »

7 Test Bands

In 1998 4 months preg with 1st child and diag w/HIV. Western blot confirmed HIV even though only 2... Read more »

HIV Bands

I tested HIV+ in Oct. 2007 and in April 2009 had a random syphilis test-on that test it came back... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Church, Hope Center Band Together Against HIV/AIDS

An HIV/AIDS awareness event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Lexington's Douglass Park. The outreach is being presented by St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Hope Center, a community agency assisting homeless and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: To Battle HIV, Go for Public Tests, Resolve Clergymen

Religious leaders in Africa are banding together publicly to urge HIV testing as a way to control the spread of the virus. "In Africa, we don't talk about sex, we practice it," Hannu Happonen said at a Nairobi, Kenya, meeting of Churches United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Music With a Message About HIV

Louis and Rosalia Curbelo of Fort Lauderdale, who married in 2004, decided to start a band last year. Louis was diagnosed with HIV in 1987, and the couple wanted to make music with a message. Their duo, Los Doctores ("The Doctors") sings about AIDS... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

And the Band Plays On

HIV has forced me to separate the bull from the shit, make priorities, get real. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- the USA Not OK Corral -- gay men in the land of milk and honey continue to go hungry in the domestic... Read more »
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Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

I need help about p24 band

Posted by cleanbr, 2 Replies
I took a routine blood test and they told me I am HIV+ I freaked out like anyone would. I have been with my wife for 1 year and 6 months and her test results came back neg. I went to a infectious disease doctor and they told me my wb test says... Read more »

What do "bands" mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have a question for people who have experience with reading test results ......
when you take an hiv test -
are the results read as a yes or no (cut and dry) or
do the test results have to be determined by the human eye to see if so many "bands" add... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »