Nov 21, 2007
can aids be revealed just by getting a regular blood test or must i get an HIV/AIDS test. please reply as soon as im sooooo worried and dont have money 4 an aids test. thank you
Response from Dr. Frascino
"Regular" blood tests do not detect HIV/AIDS. You will need an HIV-specific test to determine if you are HIV positive or not. I don't know where you are writing from, but if you cannot afford and HIV screening test, there may well be a site or city clinic nearby that offers free HIV testing. Try calling your local AIDS service organizations and ask. (Google "AIDS service organizations" and the name of your city or town to get a list of ASOs near by.)
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