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Best Way To Get People To Get Tested For Hiv

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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
...antiretroviral combination therapy, we can often drive viral replication ("viral load") down below the level of detection of our testing assays. We refer to this as having an "undetectable viral load". Please note, even when the viral load is... 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

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

...voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said the country's testing rates are too low and urged people who do not know their HIV status to be tested, Zambia's The Post reports. Simwanza added that about 1.5... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine HIV Testing Initiative in Botswana Aims to Get More People Into Treatment Program

...may help to improve HIV testing rates in the country, the Globe reports. According to health officials in the country, most people have not been tested for HIV, and fewer than 9,000 people are taking antiretroviral drugs. In a country with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

... Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...concentration, respectively, of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell. Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV): the average size, or volume, of individual red blood cells. Conditions such as iron deficiency can lead to smaller than normal red blood... Read more »
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question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...that some tests can be done where the results can be found in 20 minutes. but does the 6 month rule still apply? even if i get tested and am negative do i still have to wait 6 months before being totally sure that i am negative? either way i'm... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...a person's body (when they will usually be referred to as 'viral load' tests). NAT is sometimes also offered for diagnosing individuals, but because it is costly and complicated to perform, antibody testing is far more common in testing clinics. ... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...within three to four weeks (sometimes sooner). As long as the recommended amount of time has elapsed before taking the test (people taking the test for personal diagnosis should ask their testing clinic if they are unsure), the test will be able... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You would think that in the year 2006 that they Read more »