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HIV Counseling Guidelines

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AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...sexual transmission with the ABC Strategy (Abstain, Be Faithful, use Condoms), the prevention of infections from mothers to children, preventing infections due to unsafe blood and medical injections, and male circumcision, and HIV counseling and testing. Care includes care for orphans and vulnerable children, and care and support for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR focuses on strengthening the capacity of families to...
Ask the Experts

hiv counseling

how to counsel the pre and after testing hiv patients?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV testing is best accompanied by counseling to provide education about HIV and how it is transmitted. The testing process in the US is undergoing "streamlining" in order to remove any obstacles to getting more people tested. The most important... Read more »

CDC Error and Confusion

Dr. Bob,Recently, I was reviewing the CDC guidelines for HIV Counseling for Rapid Tests. (www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/rt-counseling.htm) On this page, the CDC states, under the heading "Negative HIV Test Results," the following: "During the initial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Chances are you'll learn a great deal about this topic in your upcoming HIV counselor training. It can indeed be confusing, and guidelines are changing as our testing techniques and methods improve. At this point, without extenuating... Read more »

CDC updates CTR guidelines

Recently the CDC has posted an update to the CTR(counsiling, testing and referral) guidelines on their website. Have you taken a look at it yet? It seems a lot of people asking questions on this forum have a concern with a single possible exposure...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Thanks for bringing this document to everyone's attention. It is an official publication of the CDC that presents guidelines for HIV counseling, testing and referral in the United States; it is a revised version of the original publication that... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for Inpatients and Outpatients in Acute-Care Hospital Settings. They also update portions of CDC's 2001 Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral and Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women. The new... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS to Introduce HIV Testing Guidelines in India That Recommend Provider-Initiated Testing, Counseling

... UNAIDS in March plans to introduce new HIV testing guidelines in India that recommend health care providers initiate testing and counseling, the Hindustan Times reports. Under the country's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...settings. The recommendations address HIV testing in health-care settings only. They do not modify existing guidelines concerning HIV counseling, testing, and referral for persons at high risk for HIV who seek or receive HIV testing in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission continues to occur mostly among women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...U.S. Public Health Service recommends using a combination of three approved ARVs for four weeks. For less serious exposure, the guidelines recommend four weeks of treatment with two drugs: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC).... Read more »
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CDC Page 79

Posted by nez, 2 Replies
Can someone please cut and paste *CDC Almost There* from page 79 so I can share this with others ? thank you. Read more »

CDC almost there

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Update on Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Mark your calendars now and start marketing and setting up viewing sites locally for CDC's Satellite Read more »

Read this and calm down!

Posted by Anonymous
...Thanks for bringing this document to everyone's attention. It is an official publication of the CDC that presents guidelines for HIV counseling, testing and referral in the United States; it is a revised version of the original publication that... Read more »

Just took the test!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wanted to say that I just took the ehivtest.com at the local lab and they said it would probably only take 24 hours for results. I will call them tomorrow night. I am the one who has been posting on here lately about the encounter in 1992... Read more »