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Saliva Test Kits For DHEA

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DHEA

What Is DHEA? Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in men and women. A hormone is a chemical produced in one part of the body that is carried to another part of the body where it has a specific effect. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. DHEA is the most common steroid in humans. It can be transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an...
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DHEA and allergies

I take DHEA every day, I'm told that it helps stimulate testosterone production as I age. But, I saw an allergist recently, and he said I shouldn't be taking it, as it can have long-term side effects. Is this true? What about melatonin,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The adrenal glands also produce dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant hormone found in the blood stream. The body uses DHEA as the starting material for producing the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen in men. Studies have shown that... Read more »

Saliva testing for HIV

Do you feel a home HIV saliva test kit would be a positive or negative in slowing the spread of HIV....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
This is really a difficult question to answer. Home testing has just started in 2 states (Florida and Texas) using a home blood test, and it's hard to predict if it will have any effect at slowing the spread of HIV. Only time will tell.Home... Read more »

HIV saliva hometest versus HIV ELISA test

Case StudyTwenty-two countries participated in the studies herin referenced. A total 0f 3,867 patients and/or subjects were tested and reported. Paired specimens of serum and saliva were tested. The serum specimens were tested whether or not they...
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
Great summary. Wrong conclusions. Why don't you calculate the false positive and false negative rates for all the tests you cite and then explain why they are bad screening tests.MH... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »
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Home Testing Kits?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I found an online site http://www.htkits.com/ that claims their home testing kits for HIV is 99% accurate. Is there any truth to this? Can I trust those results? Has anyone else used kits like these? Any feedback? Read more »

At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Hi everyone.

Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

Anyone know these home test kits? dodgy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I rushed out and ordered one of these ones due to the fact that lately I've gotten very nervous even though after unprotected sex I had no symptoms and no other std's over 18 months ago. Are these tests dodgy? anyone know anything about them? Here's... Read more »

Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »