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Testing for HIV in other places other than blood.

I have an undetectable viral load. However, I understand that the viral load test counts only how much HIV is in my blood. Is there a test I could take to count HIV in the rest of my body?...
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
There is no test that is commercially available to measure viral load from other sites in the body. At this point, it is purely a research test. Some of the currently available viral load tests have determined that viral load is detectable and can... Read more »

Testing for HIV in places other than plasma.

Dr. Bob,Since 2003, I have had 11 total HIV tests, all negative and these were various kinds of... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Says CDC Has Placed an Order for Its Oral HIV Test

CDC recently placed a $2.3 million bulk order for the rapid OraQuick HIV-1/2 test -- which can provide results in 20 minutes using oral fluid, finger stick and venous whole blood, or plasma samples -- test maker OraSure Technologies Inc. said... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: HIV Test Sites Fan Out to Everyday Places People Go

In what was called the most ambitious such effort locally to date, volunteers and health workers were staffing 32 Palm Beach County locations on Friday, which was designated as National HIV Testing Day. These included parks, apartment complexes,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood-Test Labs Bypass Doctors, Spurring Debate

In a suburban strip mall midway between downtown Denver and Boulder, there is a place where people can go and order blood tests to detect any number of medical problems, like high cholesterol, diabetes, HIV and prostate and ovarian cancer. It is... Read more »
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Where is the best place to get tested?

Posted by achem, 1 Reply
I want to also get a complete STI check as well, aside from HIV. I also would prefer for it to be as cheap as possible. Should I just go to the immunology dept. of the hospital, or Planned Parenthood or something? Read more »

I am at a dark place, Getting ready...

Posted by troubledguy, 3 Replies
I don't know if my story is unique or just another hetero sexual man causing trouble for their loved ones.

I am sorry to post here post, without actually getting confirmed 100% But I know I have HIV, I felt it from the early stages where acute period... Read more »

Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 9 Replies
Hello.

I have been positive since 2005, and have lived in Tennessee, Texas, California and Currently Oklahoma.

It seems like every state is different when it comes to HIV services and Ryan White stuff.

I just moved HOME to Oklahoma and I am miserable,... Read more »

A lonely place

Posted by livinghope, 3 Replies
I tested positive exactly a year ago. I am not on meds yet as my immune system is reasonably good. Although i've accepted my status, my fear is other people knowing about it & perhaps judging me because of it, therefore I have only told my... Read more »