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HIV Test After Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future. Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction /... Read more »

difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Roche Gets Food and Drug Administration OK for Improved HIV Test

Swiss manufacturer Roche Holding AG said Friday the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared an improved test to measure viral levels in the blood of HIV/AIDS patients. The test is designed to amplify and detect genetic material, allowing for the... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's antibodies are passed to the baby. This does not mean the baby is infected. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV tests. Another test, similar to the HIV viral load test (See Fact Sheet 125 , Viral Load Tests), can be used to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows... Read more »

really scared

Posted by brooklynn07, 2 Replies
...worry that maybe they didn't even send them to be tested. i went to a walk in medical clinic. they probably never had a patient test for hiv. please help guy's. i'm really stressed. Read more »

Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method? Read more »