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Benefits Of Hiv Testing

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Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds its employee welfare benefit program. Employee need to be tested for STDs and HIV. As a self funded entity, an "officer" of the...
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
And all the partners at the firm are completely monogamous, right? Good grief. You are a great candidate for the mail-in HIV test, obtainable at a pharmacy (ideally one where they don't know you). Or you could call the AIDS Service Organization... Read more »

Benefits/Waiting Period Question from someone in Benefits/HR

I recently became benefits-eligible in CA at my job. The problem is, I work in HR and Benefits,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Doctors, Public Believe Mandatory, Federally Funded HIV Testing Would Benefit U.S. Health, Survey Says

More than 60% of doctors and the general public in the United States believe that mandatory, federally funded HIV testing would improve the overall health of U.S. citizens, according to a national survey conducted by HCD Research , the Washington... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine HIV Testing May Benefit Teenagers

A study of 1,222 sexually active 15- to 21-year-olds found that key HIV risk behaviors, like having unprotected sex, had no impact on whether they sought HIV testing. Instead, the single most important factor was whether they had ever been tested... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Home-Based Testing: Potential Benefits and Ongoing Concerns

The idea of HIV home-based testing has been debated for decades, almost as long as HIV testing has been available, but it has not been widely endorsed. Recently, the debate about home-based testing has been ignited again, with the approval in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia to Benefit from AIDS Testing Kits From Swiss Company

Upon returning from a conference of African first ladies on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Zambian first lady Maureen Mwanawasa told reporters on Monday that Swiss company Boehringer Ingelheim had offered to give 15 African countries an undisclosed quantity of... Read more »
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Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is going to sound bizarre, but let me preface my note with the disclaimer that I'm taking an international health course and our challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely... Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Are early tests beneficial?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me:
* If there is any benefit to testing at the 1 month mark?
* If there is any benefit to using the Home Access test at, say, 4, 6, & 8 weeks?

By "benefit", I of course mean "will it catch antibodies if they have been developed... Read more »

Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?

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