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What To Do If Tested Hiv Positive

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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

Table of Contents Introduction Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It Is Better to Know HIV and Women Making a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Introduction Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It iscommon to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, grief, depression, or otherpainful emotions. Even after you have known for some time and think you arecoming to terms with the news,...
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If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future.... Read more »

Partner of 12 years has tested HIV Positive and I have Tested Negative

Good morning Dr Southall:Here goes, my partner of 12 years has been recently diagnosed with HIV, I have tested negative (via and EIA 4th Generation done through my states department of health 5.5 weeks post exposure-Neg) and a Oraquick Advance Rapid...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing... Read more »

pregnant wife tested hiv positive and I tested negative

I have been with my wife for 13 years in an on off relationship throughout.During this period I have had a couple of relationships.My wife has recently admitted to seeing other men. Last November we hit another bad patch in our relationship and my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you test negative and she tests positive, then she was not infected by you. However, you have both had other partners, so there is no room for pointing fingers of blame here. Since she is HIV positive and pregnant, she needs to take the treatment... Read more »

How do I support my boyfriend who recently tested HIV-positive?

My long-distance boyfriend recently told that he tested HIV-positive. He's getting a second opinion. I told him that I love him and want to support him in any way that I can. But I find myself constantly knocking on an invisible emotional wall....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is difficult to do long distance. If your boyfriend only recently found out about his positively charged status, you need to give him some time to adjust to his new reality. I don't think your "emotional needs" are the most... Read more »
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ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »

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 »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »

My comfermatory test came back I am HIV positive

Posted by endlsskys, 4 Replies
I was really praying and hoping that I was negative. I guess on Monday I try to find a doctor on top of trying to find a job. No medical insurance no nothing. I only ever had unprotected sex with my partner but I will be besides myself if he is... Read more »