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Reply: Needle Stick Scratch
Hi Gail, Today I tested for HIV 1 & 2 (Quali) rapid test & HIV 1 VIRAL LOAD (PCR DNA). The...More
Posted by singhworried
Possible Exposure/False Negative OraQuick Tests
I had a potential HIV exposure in January 2014. My partner said they are negative but I have some reason to...More
Posted by An_258413
Reply: Chances of me having HIV
Many of the over the counter cold and flu liquids have ingredients that can make you drowsy. Some of these...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Oraquick home test
Gail, I took a third oraquick home swab test just to take the weight off of my shoulders. After testing...More
Posted by johnbear32
Reply: Stripper Fingering
Thanks for your feedback. You are totally right and she has been wondering and getting upset, but I was just...More
Posted by steevo19
Reply: Freaking out still
"So you totally believe in the OraQuick at home test 3 months post exposure? " Yes "That my 2 negatives and...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: cd4 count dropped
As the attached points out, factors that can affect the level of CD4 counts include time of day samples...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Accuracy of Oraquick rapid
Please explain why you are so scared. Are you worried the ex-girlfriend is HIV positive? It is...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: do I have HIV?
just to clarify... 72 hours is the maximum. PEP will likely have no effect at all after that. BUT PEP needs...More
Posted by rclancette
Reply: Help me understand my results... Scared
He ordered a rna test, i dont know why he did not do another hiv 1/2 o test. When i asked him what does he...More
Posted by scaredninja1
Reply: Please help!!
Once the medium the virus is in (i.e., blood or sexual fluids) dries, the virus dies. Both of these mediums...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Help asap
Urine Therapy (i.e., drinking ones own urine) is a totally useless treatment for HIV. Can one drink their...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Anyone know ARV therapy?
If by Urine Therapy you mean the idea that drinking your own urine will cure you of HIV please understand...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Keep having Hope and faith, never give up and be p...
Hi, thanks for this message, Its so helpful, well, i infected hiv positive since last year on september...More
Posted by miracle88
STD?
Hi, I tested negative for oral chlamydia/gonorrhea and my chlamydyzme test is also negative for my penis. I...More
Posted by An_257474
Reply: Question for Gail
Nope... GailMore
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Scared about Superficial scratch
1. Nope. 2. Nope 3. Lymph nodes tend to be near the surface of the body. They are easily felt. It's just...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: STD transmission from dirty toilet water
Nope! GailMore
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: HIV
Assuming the condom was used accurately and did not break or tear, even if your partner was HIV positive,...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Possible high risk and testing questions
A test taken at four weeks is considered to be 95 percent accurate; that is, 95 percent of newly infected...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Symptoms and antibodies, which came first?
Not necessarily. ARS tends to occur two to six weeks after transmission. A two week screening test can...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Elisa test
Thank you gail.
Posted by An_257959
Reply: HIV+ and HEP-C+ for 17+ years
Sorry; I am not knowledgeable enough in that area to know of any such resources. Is there a social worker...More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Mistake_worried
I have already said your child is not at risk from this. Again, the only blood present was hers, not yours....More
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Still worried 10 years later...
I could not get it out of mind once again so I bought another oraquick test and swabbed my gums exactly like...More
Posted by mmm123456
Reply: Oral sex risk
No. GailMore
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: positive and detemain
Theresurected Thank you for a postive post. My son was just dx. His cd4 level is 194. I am trying to find...More
Posted by 77elizabeth
Reply: test differences and the correct test for me??
No. GailMore
Posted by georgiagail
Reply: Freaking out
You're right, thanks for your words of encouragement, it is truly appreciated
Reply: Question about testing accuracy and my situation
A test done at 4 weeks after a potential exposure is considered to be 95 percent accurate. By 3 months...More
Posted by georgiagail

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Encouragement for those who are worried
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