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Why Should People Get Tested For Aids

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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
...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 beyond 15-20... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

...director of programs for Zambia's National HIV/AIDS Council , in an interview ahead of Zambia's national voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said the country's testing rates are too low and urged people who do... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: When Fears Keep People Away, Providers Take AIDS Tests to Streets

...prevention campaign aimed at young people proclaims "Knowing Is a Beautiful Thing," fear of the unknown keeps many people from testing for the disease. To combat negative stigma and halt new infections, the Knox County Health Department is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mid-Missouri Group Sees Increase in People Seeking HIV/AIDS Services, Patients Testing Positive for HIV

...clients who either tested positive for HIV or began seeking services. "Some of that increase can be explained by more widespread testing by local agencies and clinics, but other factors include a casual attitude toward the disease among young... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Seeking No-Cost Antiretrovirals in Zimbabwe to Increase Following Procurement of T Cell Tests, AIDS Council Says

...Minister David Parirenyatwa said that people living with HIV/AIDS "no longer need to travel long distance to undergo [T cell] count testing. We have brought [HIV-positive people] the drugs, equipment, as well as manpower." He added that the... Read more »
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Massachusetts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what do the HIV clowns have to say about this ? What should I know about HIV testing? When thinking of tested for HIV, there are a few important things to consider: There are a couple of different types of tests Read more »

All About HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous
...For people who have been at risk for contracting HIV, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers confidential HIV testing through a series of clinics. Confidential testing means that there will be a private record kept with a name... Read more »

this is crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how can we relax and believe our neg tests when people like tripple are testing neg and having aids symptoms that only aids people have can we test our results or are the rare exceptions getting less rare Read more »

New Strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...strains out there that have yet to be identified that are causing all the people that test negative on here to be sick. I have tested negative but have been diagnosed with Thrush and am awaiting a skin biopsy for Kaposi's Sarcoma. I have tested... Read more »