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What Other Diseases Can Trick An Hiv Test

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Do health clinics ever use tricks to get you back in to get your results? I specifically went in and asked for an HIV test as well as the other STDs. They sent me a letter telling me I was in the clear, I called in to verify this and they said I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Tricks" to get you back in to get your HIV results? Hmmm . . . No.I would think not! Actually "tricking" is usually the activity that gets you into the situation where you need testing in the first place. Many clinics... Read more »

tips and tricks for dealing with non diagnosed HIV related depression

what can PLWHA do for themselves when they notice they are starting to feel 'blue' treating depression early is important yet the wait to see professional help may take weeks, what are good easy stratagies that can be incoperated into a...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Having taken the step to get help by making an appoointment to begin working with a mental health professional is the first and most important step that someone can do. Having to wait a few weeks to see someone is not a big deal unless the person... Read more »

is my mind playing tricks?

Hey Dr. Cordova, at the end of september, I had unprotected sex with a class mate of mine. two weeks later i was diagnosed with herpes simplex 2, must of gotten it from her. naturally i began to research symptoms and complications of herpes and saw...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Yes, 12 weeks is conclusive, but I would feel confident in the results of your 11 week results. I would say that you could wait for your next scheduled HIV test. However, if you are filled with anxiety, you could certainly go in for the 12... Read more »

What's the trick to getting your attention? Begging doesn't seem to work.

Whatever it is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me and i'll make it happen. i have asked lots of questions before but you never ppick me. its like high school all over again :( On friday night i went to a club. Due to stupid vanity i didn't wear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I never "ppick" you? "It's like high school all over again"??? All right, in honor of all those kids who got picked last in high school, I'll "ppick" you and we can be BFFs, OK? The HIV-acquisition risk... Read more »
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Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
I just have a quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please.

Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get... Read more »

Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »