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What's Next After Testing Positive For Hiv

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The Well Project

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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Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later he has had all negative AIDS tests including three viral load tests. F/U P24 tests are negative. T cells fine. He had a history of giving blood w/o...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The p24 antigen is not recommended for screening purposes for several reasons. One reason is that it is subject to false positive reactions due to the presence of interfering substances in the blood. In view of the subsequent negative p24, HIV... Read more »

Dr. Bob, does testing positive for HIV depend on the state of your body?

I am concerned about this. I once thought I was infected with HIV (2 years before I decided to get tested.) I went and got tested and it came back negative. However, I am a bodybuilder and I was on an extreme cutting cycle at the time I got tested....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Quadzilla, your test results would not be affected by your "better living through chemistry" muscle-a-thon. No additional testing is warranted. But do be careful about using illicit drugs and prescription-strength pharmaceuticals... Read more »

my dentist has tested positive for HIV

I found out my dentist has tested positive for HIV. Should I report the story to someone?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. Your dentist. Don't believe anything about anyone's HIV status unless it comes directly from them. Then ask all the questions you can about why this might bother you. Listen to your dentist's answers. I hear a lot of questions... Read more »

Mother just tested positive for HIV

my mother was just told she tested positive for hiv. she was told the negative they gave her was a mistake. my mother recently was told she had signs of being exposed to tb at sometime during her life but did not have it and that she had survived it...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
No. I suggest you ask your mom to take you with her sometime to ask her doctor some of the questions you have. Be well.... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
I am a woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was... Read more »

I think that knowing that I tested positive for HIV haesnt hit me yet is been a tough week ..

Posted by pinkbutterfly25, 2 Replies
knowing that I tested positive for HIV is just an emotional roller coaster since i found out my mind is saying dont worry you'll be ok but then I feel different like my whole life change in a blink of an eye..
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »