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I've had positive HIV screening test> im scared can anyone help?

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There are a number of tests to find out whether a person is infected with hiv.
Tests include: HIV antibody; p24 antigen; pcr. Once diagnosed with the virus, cd4 and viral load test is done. If you indeed had a "screening test, " there is a chance that the result was a "false positive." confirmatory testing may be necessary. If it is positive-contact a professional counselor for emotional support.

In brief: Talk to an expert

There are a number of tests to find out whether a person is infected with hiv.
Tests include: HIV antibody; p24 antigen; pcr. Once diagnosed with the virus, cd4 and viral load test is done. If you indeed had a "screening test, " there is a chance that the result was a "false positive." confirmatory testing may be necessary. If it is positive-contact a professional counselor for emotional support.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Go to a doctor who specializes in treating HIV disease.
It need not be an infectious disease specialist since many other practitioners (internist, fps) maybe very knowledgeable and skilled at dealing with this disease.

In brief: Yes

Go to a doctor who specializes in treating HIV disease.
It need not be an infectious disease specialist since many other practitioners (internist, fps) maybe very knowledgeable and skilled at dealing with this disease.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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