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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.

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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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Though a national HIV/AIDS 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Alex Simwanza, 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Mid-Missouri has experienced an 18 percent increase in people seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS, according to RAIN, the organization that handles case management for patients in the area, AP/ Springfield News-Leader reports (7/5). Cale Mitchell,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Satellite Broadcast: National HIV Testing Day and Prevention for People Living with HIV/AIDS

The Satellite Broadcast first announced on May 17, will be extended an additional 30 minutes from its original 1:00 pmĀ - 3:00 pm time slot. This additional 30-minutes, from 3:00-3:30 pm, will provide an opportunity for an overview of a possible... 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 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
So... Read more »

Why people doubt test results!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Their is ONE person thats have hard to understand why The history with Kimberly, YES, She was tested from 93-96 because she had night sweats, thrush and so on. She had AIDS and you can have AIDS for more than one year. So she had AIDS from probably... Read more »