They're afraid of losing anchors in a social structure they feel is fast on its way to destruction. Just as important, modern-day medications can stop HIV patients from passing the virus on to sexual partners. This test is usually the first one used to detect infection with HIV.
Lancet Infect Dis. Some studies have estimated that the risk of superinfection is similar to the rate of initial infection with HIV. This information is subject to change and does not contain measures implemented by counties, cities, or other localities.
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Normal results are called negative. Site Survey. And keep in mind that these test kits sometimes may show that you have HIV when you don't false-positive result or may show that you don't have HIV when you do false-negative result. HIV-2 is found mostly in West Africa.
Then you place the swab into a vial of liquid. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed.
Or, third, we could also mandate legislatively that even if an individual refused to notify persons who were known to be at risk, the physician, the tester, or a public health official could, against the individual's wishes, notify those persons of their risk.
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