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pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody Read more »

Does a person have to be tested for HIV-subtype M or O or N?

Hi, again. First and foremost, hope you're doing fine. and, second, thanks for answering my... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Young People in Cameroon Do Not Retrieve HIV Test Results, Researchers Say

... The high percentage of young people in Cameroon who do not retrieve their HIV test results is contributing to the spread of the virus in the country, researchers from the Institute for Research, Socioeconomic Development Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

... Alex Simwanza, director of programs for Zambia's National HIV/AIDS Council , in an interview ahead of Zambia's national voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mid-Missouri Group Sees Increase in People Seeking HIV/AIDS Services, Patients Testing Positive for HIV

... Mid-Missouri has experienced an 18 percent increase in people seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS, according to RAIN, the organization that handles case management for patients in the area, AP/ Springfield News-Leader reports Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Plans to Launch Pilot Project That Will Provide Individual Household HIV/AIDS Testing, Official Says

... Malawi's National AIDS Commission in November or December is planning to launch a pilot project in Zomba, Malawi, that will provide HIV/AIDS testing Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Just get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...posts and most of them are asking about symptoms. And the answers are all the same.....GO GET TESTED, YOU CAN'T TELL IF YOU HAVE HIV UNTIL YOU GET TESTED. That is so true, you can asked until you're blue in the face, but until you get tested... Read more »

Test Results....

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...guys, Well I have been doing lots of reading about test and time periods. I just wanted to share something to guys about my test result .Back in 2003 when I got my test result it came out negative and I remember thinking thank you God am ok , but... Read more »

Got results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had my test done today after 9 weeks last sexual encounter, in which I could have been given HIV. It was neg. Should I give this a rest, or test again at 6 Months? What are the chances this is not determining? What Read more »