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Without Taking A Test How Will I Know If I Got Hiv

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pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your fears are unwarranted. It would be extremely unlikely that you are HIV infected. I'm also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. The Food and Drug Administration is joining other federal... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Home HIV Test Kit: What You Should Know

You may discover OraQuick's In-Home HIV Test on the shelves of the pharmacy section at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2012, the home HIV test is intended to reduce the number of people who... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of "The Bronx Knows," a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago. During the event, Dr. Monica... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Modern Technology in HIV Testing Takes Another Leap

Initially, when HIV testing began in the early 1980s, it would take up to two weeks to obtain results from your primary care physician. During these two agonizing weeks, individuals had to suffer and lose countless hours of sleep wondering "if" --... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

Question re: testing and knowing without testing

Posted by oi812Help, 2 Replies
Just read study that 47% who start meds when CD4s are >400 return to normal levels compared with 17% of those who start meds when CD4s are <200....I have low risk encounter, don't want to test, if I continue that route and am poz what will... Read more »

How long testing takes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an HIV test last tuesday ..results came back negative on friday. this just seems like such a short time to get a result. Is it normal to take this amount of time ? Read more »

i know im infected i don't believe my tests.

Posted by roma2010, 4 Replies
as much as i try to believe my tests results i can't my tongue still burns and i can see the imprints of my teeth on the side of it i keep getting new moles and freckles on my face and body, now im seeing several really small white dots on my arms,... Read more »