Hiv aids policy

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Avatar n tn A CBC and WBC will not tell a doctor that you have or don't have HIV.
Avatar f tn AIDS testing recommended for most Americans Government wants routine screening for all between ages 13 and 60 ATLANTA - All Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 should be routinely tested for HIV to help catch infections earlier and stop the spread of the deadly virus, federal health recommendations announced Thursday say. The government hopes to stop the spread of the deadly HIV virus by screening as many people as possible with tests such as the OraQuick oral HIV test.
Avatar n tn I just took a hiv test for a life insurance policy and now i am freaking out! If i somehow gave my wife hiv i would just die.. Please help!
Avatar n tn , meaning they can fire you for NO reason or ANY reason they want to (and if they suspect you have HIV or Hepatitis and want to get rid of you as their employee, they will fire you very carefully.) Firing of those with HIV, hepatitis, AIDS has happened to millions since the ADA was enacted. It doesn't matter if you disclose to your employer or not. If you want to be more protected on the job by the ADA, then you MUST disclose your status.
936016 tn?1332769204 Many of the questions we answer on this Forum and also the Freedomhealth Sexual Health Forum relate to anxiety about HIV and also possible early HIV symptoms. One of the main problems in relying on HIV symtoms themselves is that they are notoriously vague and almost all the symptoms may in fact be symptoms of a different disease. The best method always of diagnosing HIV is to have a modern HIV test.
Avatar n tn That is the Mass. Aids Hotline. Now if you would have taken the time they have the disclaimer also for newly infected. This has nothing to do with anywhere except Mass. if you do not live in Mass. it does not apply. It also states a test taken today, will tell you what your status was six weeks ago.
Avatar m tn After all, the need to account for EVERY single person in the population, therefore they cover persons with even the most REMOTE illness, that could hinder any possible test,...not just HIV tests. Having contacted 2 ID doctors, they too are in agreement with the views expressed on the Doctor Forum, that nearly 98% of persons show up HIV + by 8 weeks. THey too have never seen an 8 week test turn positive. But then is up to you.
Avatar m tn I know they deal with HIV fear and hopefully that will set your mind to rest. Or call an AIDS hot-line. Sadly, they abound. Get tested as many times as it'll take to convince you....... You have a lot of options but, personally, I think sitting around watching videos of people who are really living with the virus is just weird. THAT makes you feel better and relaxes you? On second thought, I think you should opt for the therapy ASAP. One hopes you have learned your lesson.
Avatar f tn Ok how is it that dr hook has agreed he has never seen hiv transmitted from a single unprotective vagiinal intercousrse
Avatar n tn CRF A/E is prevalent in south-east Asia, but originated in central Africa. Subtype B is major contributor to HIV epidemic in USA and Europe. Subtype C is largely predominant in southern and eastern Africa, India and Nepal.
Avatar n tn Too many websites encourage folks to look for symptoms of HIV. Symptoms are important if you *know* you have HIV and you are trying to gage when you may develop AIDs, usually 8-10+ years after infection. But if you're trying to find out if you were exposed to the virus, the test is the only way to go. I think most people who obsess about symptoms are spending too much time surfing the Internet, and they come across glossy websites that post lists of symptoms.
Avatar n tn It is our policy that any positive tests will be repeated on a new blood draw sample at no additional cost to you. It is also our policy that every person who requests a HIV PCR test also have a standard HIV Elisa test at the same time at no additional cost to you. The standard AIDS test is an Elisa test, which tests for the antibodies your body makes for the AIDS virus. This test is the standard test used by hospitals and blood banks in America and the world.
Avatar f tn ******************************************************************************************************************************** It's taken 31 yrs to get to this point. I just hope it doesn't take that long for HCV testing!
20817617 tn?1521532028 Hello, well we are not doctors on here but I am a microbiologist. You have quite a medical history. I am not an HIV expert. If you do have HIV were you tested and confirmed positive? If so then I don't know any particular doctors in Los Angeles but these links might help: The CDC has other things on HIV that might help. I personally don't look at links off of MedHelp.
Avatar n tn These case counts represent minimal estimates because completeness of reporting has not been assessed. Although AIDS is reported uniformly nationwide, the reporting of HIV infection, including HIV-2 infection, differs from state to state according to state policy. Who should be tested for HIV-2? Because epidemiologic data indicate that the prevalence of HIV-2 in the United States is very low, CDC does not recommend routine HIV-2 testing at U.S.
Avatar n tn My regular physician knows NOTHING about HIV. She just says "come back in December for a 6 month test." I asked her if they see many HIV/AIDS patients and she just said "the AIDS epidemic is rising" and then didnt answer my question. I have never felt so alone as I did when I tried to talk about HIV with my doctor.
Avatar n tn // "Hi Dr Bob. Just thought I'd share this with your readers. This is the current policy from ANCARD (Australian National Council of AIDs and Related Diseases). The passage below was taken from the 'Clinical Screening and Case Detection' section.
Avatar m tn I have never seen anyone go from recently infect to "Advanced HIV Disease" which means "AIDS" in that period of time without having an advanced immune disorder unrelated to HIV.
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Avatar m tn Even my own nursing education didn't teach me the REAL risks. It wasn't until I worked specifically with AIDS/HIV patients, and got to know many respected ID docs, and worked in employee health, that I learned the REAL facts.
Avatar n tn Not all people that are gay have HIV/AIDS. The screening processes that we have today, makes the law (policy) outdated. That's why the blood banks are considering to lift the ban. You should do more reading dumbo.
Avatar f tn Despite the billions of kissing events in the AIDS era, not one case of HIV has been known to be transmitted that way, even though millions of those kisses undoubtedly were with cuts in the mouth or on the lips.
Avatar m tn Did you ask him about HIV? What did he say? Most persons don't lie about HIV status when asked directly. The HIV transmission risk to the receptive (bottom) partner in anal sex is around 1 chance in 200, when the insertiive (top) partner has HIV. However, it likely is lower in your case, given the brevity of exposure after the condom broke and lack of intra-rectal ejaculation. However, there are no data on how much lower the risk might be.
Avatar m tn S/he knows more about most of your questions than I do. The decision by your AIDS doctor to administer PEP was quite conservative; most HIV experts probably would conclude that the risk was not sufficiently high and I would not have recommended it myself. This is not critical of your doctor; there is room for differeing professional opinion about it.
Avatar n tn The frequency of HIV in heterosexual men in Australia is extremely low, if they are not injection drug users, the regular partners of women known to have HIV, or immigrants from places where AIDS is more common. In the event your partner had HIV, the average risk of transmission is one for every 1,000 episodes of vaginal sex -- obviously much lower i your case, given the brevity of penetration without ejaculating in your vagina. (And oral sex is virtually zero risk.
Avatar f tn Not HIV, because you had no risk. Period. If you had a problem in your mouth, your dentist would have detected it. STDs like herpes can still be transmitted via oral sex, as can a few others, but NOT HIV!
1301089 tn?1290670171 Instead, the state will dump infected prisoners into the general population, and nobody will know they have AIDS. Worse, prisoners who come to prison with HIV/AIDS will never know they have the disease and their lives will be shortened because the testing program will end. Special counseling would end, too. Of course, if DOJ loses a lawsuit, which seems likely, they lose. "Our policy promotes health and safety.
2115734 tn?1334550447 These creeps pushing infant circumcision have been using the latest lie that infant circumcision prevents HIV/AIDS!! This has already been tried in the US and look at the disastrous outcome! A very high percentage of men who died from the results of AIDS were cut at birth, so infant circumcision didn’t protect them—> they’re now dead!!
Avatar m tn As I know you've heard many times on this site, there are a bunch of statistics regarding HIV/AIDS that may not give the whole picture (the San Francisco oral sex study, for instance, which causes many people confusion. Similarly, I, for one, didn't know until I spoke to you that the estimates given out were based on high-viral load, untreated encounters.). I know this research is probably in an entirely different league.