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Why Do People Get Hiv Test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles "Rhythms for Health" Program That Provides Concert Tickets to People Who Take HIV Tests

The New York Times on Sunday profiled the "Rhythms for Health" program, which gives out concert tickets to people who take HIV tests. People who take HIV tests, which are administered by local health officials, must provide their names and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: B.C. Health Authority Issues Public Advisory for At-Risk People to Get HIV Test

A new public advisory issued by the Northern Health Authority urges at-risk residents of northwest British Columbia to get tested for HIV. The region logs around a dozen new HIV cases every year, although 26 people tested positive in 2006. Nancy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such as injection drug users or people with multiple sexual partners -- are not being... Read more »
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Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »

Can HIV positive people have normal lab tests?

If a person were to be HIV positive would it be possible to have normal physicals and normal labs such as complete blood count. Just curious since all my labs have always been normal....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is absolutely possible for an HIV-positive person to have completely normal laboratory tests. In fact, most patients with early HIV disease do have normal blood tests. Obviously an HIV positive person would have a positive HIV test.... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »
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For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hinking about an HIV Test?
Provided by Stephen Fallon, Ph.D.
2002 Stephen Fallon

Summary: If you wait just a little while after engaging in a risky behavior, you can then get a reliable HIV test. Wait three weeks, and a negative HIV test result is... Read more »

Some advice to people who are scared of testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took a HIV test anonymously the other day and it came back within the next afternoon. If you are afraid, then go to requestatest.com and you can see if they have any labs in your area to do a anonymous testing. I came back negative by the way. I... Read more »

Why people doubt test results!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Everyone wonders WHY when someone gets their Negative resluts past the 6 month "window" period .. its noramlly because of stories like THIS that you can read on The Body. Here is just ONE of them
http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html
So... Read more »

question for the people who just tested poz

Posted by jason22, 3 Replies
First i would like to say sorry about your new diagnoses ther is a good chance that im also infected but for some reason not testing positive inside the window period.QUESTION FOR U. DOES ANY OF U KNOW THE WINDOW PERIOD U TESTED POZ IN? DID U TEST... Read more »