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Will The Doctor Call You If Your Hiv Test Results Are Positive

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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for
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H1N1 vac. and a positive HIV test result Help!

Hey Doc, On the 5th of Dec. 09 my Unit gave the Swine Flu Vaccine and 25 days later I gave blood at the Red Croos and shortly after recieved a letter of abnormal test results. I went in to speak with the counselors and they showed me the results and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and should be done now. It is at least theoretically possible that H1N1 vaccination could cause false-positive HIV-antibody test results. The vaccination, however, would not affect non-antibody HIV tests, such as PCR (or NAT) testing. But it's... Read more »

Scared to go to the doctor or get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr Bop please, please, please I need your help.I've written to you many times over the past few months, you have responded twice, and I thank you so much for that (I was the Positive I'm Positive Fluffernutter who tested negative on an Oraquick Oral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status are more likely to use precautions to protect their negative status or to prevent infecting others. Regardless of the HIV test results, testing tends to increase one's commitment to overall good health habits. Also, if someone is... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...could have caused the positive Western Blot in my wife. We spoke to a infectious disease doctor and they were surprised by the latest results and ordered more testing. I am pretty confident that there is some type of error in the last test, but... Read more »

Dealing with Stress from Waiting for Test Results?

Dear Dr. Bob,I was tested 2 & 1/2 weeks ago , and I still haven't gotten my result. The stress of waiting is really upsetting me. I can't concentrate at work, and I'm crying at different points throughout my day.I've called my health provider to ask...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sure, I have a tip. Next time, get a rapid HIV test. Results are available in as few as 20 minutes!It seems to me that 2 weeks is excessively long to wait for a routine HIV-screening Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Ministry of Health Calls on More Physicians to Offer Anonymous Rapid HIV Tests

...Singapore's Ministry of Health recently called on more private general practitioners in the country to provide anonymous rapid HIV tests, which currently are available only at two clinics, the Straits Times reports. According to the health... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential Test? What do the test results mean? If I test Positive, does that mean that I will die? Is there anything I can do to stay... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...DEPARTMENT BUT I JUST COULDN'T WAIT 2WEEKS FOR RESULTS SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TESTED. WELL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIDN'T CALL ME (2WEEKS HAD PAST) BUT MY DOCTOR CALLED ME A TEST REACTIVE WESTERN BLOT INCONCLUSIVE??? ONE FAINT BAND FOUND ON... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Maybe someone can help me. I was tested last week by my family doctor(I posted on this forum after I found out). I immediately freaked out. The doc gave me the news over the phone but was very sketchy Read more »