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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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...Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women ...
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Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am.I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test.My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am.I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test.My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am. I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test. My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »

binge drinking, ekevated liver enzymes and HIV.

Dr. Bob, I drink too much alcohol almost every day for the past ten years. I had an unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am. I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Elevated liver enzymes will not affect the accuracy of HIV-antibody tests. However, I do think it's time you cleaned up your act and got professional help for your alcoholism. If not, you are risking both your health and happiness.Dr. Bob Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

... The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how the virusis transmitted; behaviors that place them at risk; and... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am so worried. Read more »

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access test be positive? I am asking because I had several (approx. 5) incidents of unprotected... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hinking about an HIV Test? Provided by Stephen Fallon, Ph.D. 2002 Stephen Fallon Summary: If you wait just a little while after engaging in a risky Read more »