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What To Expect First Year After HIV Diagnosis

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HIV+ but test negative for years?

HelloMy partner and I have been together for over 21 years. I test positive January 2009. I have no clue how I got positive. My partner is negative and has been even with heart surgery and test for HIV 3 years ago. He is still negative on a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person test HIV negative over and over again and be a carrier and pass it on?" No. You've been with your partner for over 21 years. If he continues to test HIV negative (three years ago at the time of his surgery and again very recently), then... Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years... Read more »

my husband of 7years took a hiv test and was negative so this means i shouldnt worry

My husband took an hiv test we have been together for over 7 years and havent ever used protection... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

... The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February Read more »
The Body

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

...Territorial AIDS Directors . Murray Penner, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) (PDF) on June 27 th is an important day each year when state and local health departments... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

...residents account for nearly a fourth of New York City's HIV diagnoses and more than a quarter of HIV-related deaths each year. HIV diagnosis is not a reliable measure of actual HIV incidence (new infections), but estimates derived from a formula... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington D.C., Launches Five-Year, HIV Testing, Awareness Campaign

...district Department of Health Director Pierre Vigilance on Friday announced that they are "launching a new campaign to increase HIV testing in the district," News8.net reports. "According to a study released earlier this year, 3 percent of... Read more »
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First HIV test in 14 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...For reasons of paranoia, I hadn't taken an HIV test since 1991, and I've been sexually active with many men (I'm a male) since then, though I've tapered off in the last few years(and Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

10 yrs to find out?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...it can take up to 10 yrs to find out you are +. is that true? i'm scared i had very risky unprotected sex. if i have a blood hiv test done, how long after exposure will it take for me to find out. please help? Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been... Read more »