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When Is A Good Time To Get Tested For Hiv

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What to Do If the Test Is Positive

Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Emotional Support Medical Care Healthy Habits The results of the HIV test are back -- and you're HIV-positive. What should you do? There are many things that you can do to stay healthy. Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Below are some ideas to help keep you healthy. However, it is also important to consider the health of others when you know you are HIV-positive. To do that, it is important...
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RT/enzyme test: could it mean a good VL test for all strains of HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Dr. Holodniy,In a recent answer, you discussed research into tests that look for the RT enzyme (versus current PCR RNA tests) - if this different testing method for RT/enzymes proves valid, does that mean that - for the first time - there will be...
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
I guess we'll just have to see the data from large studies with different subtypes to answer your questions.... Read more »

WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Dr Bob I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Seven doctors, eight negative HIV-antibody tests and one negative PCR over three years??? What's up with that? Your results are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.Your... Read more »

Dr. Bobby, hope you had a good time in NYC.

Dr. Bob, Please forgive me, i took the liberty of calling you Bobby, because one of my close friend's name is Bob and i always call him Bobby with love. I went to a disco club here on Saturday night, i go to this place often, because there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from your disco-billiards club handshake and kiss is completely nonexistent. Neither worry, nor HIV testing is warranted.Yes, I had an excellent time in NYC. I caught up on Broadway shows before Sunday night's Tony... Read more »

bush is not good for our times

My question is related two issues. 1. If you were feeling ill 6 weeks after giving a women oral would you get tested for hiv. cough, fatigue, diahrea, how concerned should i be, also blood on condom. 2. Every republican that has been in office has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Issue 1: Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. If I were concerned about HIV following this low risk, I would get tested three months after the potential exposure.Symptoms, such as cough, fatigue, and diarrhea can be... Read more »
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Good Time to Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am at 15 weeks (104 days) since my potential exposure. I was wondering how accurate my test result would be if I tested Home Access this week. I have been told that 6 months is the suggested window period, so I don't know how accurate a test at... Read more »

WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot
1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I have... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
After about 4-5 weeks of waiting for lab results, I found out I have a highly resistant form of HIV. Not much room for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Prezista plus Dapsone. I... Read more »