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Blood In Food And HIV Testing

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system is your body's defense system. While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system, HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of the virus. As the virus makes copies, it damages or kills the CD4 cells,...
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Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...antibodies against the virus that develop over weeks. The P24 test is a direct measure of part of the virus circulating in the blood, likewise it's detection would not be affected by eating.Since both screeing are negative this should be very... Read more »

Request #2 HIV I may be going blind too!!

Hello Dr. Bob I have sent you a question a few days back and have not seen anything back. I might be going blind though (tongue in cheek).Recap I had vaginal intercourse for about 20-30 secs max, till I my big head told me this was not smart. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...affect the validity of your negative 12.5-week Home Access test.2. You don't have an autoimmune disease, remember?3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.Thanks for your support of The Robert... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question!1)With all the recent reports on Orasure testing, would you say the mouth swab and finger prick methods are still accurate testing methods as long as you test after the window period?2)Do you recommend using those methods?Thanks Dr. Bob... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

... The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIV blood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...changing their diet, and increasing exercise. A healthy diet for people with diabetes involves reducing sugar and starchy foods (carbohydrates), such as bread, potatoes, rice, and corn. See a registered dietitian to help you plan your meals.... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

...single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in human venipuncture whole blood, fingerstick blood, or plasma specimens. The newly approved test provides results in as little as 60 seconds,... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...functions include: Changing nutrients into chemicals and proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and alcohol Removing waste from your blood Producing enzymes and bile that... Read more »
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HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via contaminated food ? When I was having lunch in the... Read more »

saliva test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How accurate are the saliva tests? I hear both on them...yet some HIV clinics only use them as their testing methods. Thanks! :) Read more »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test. The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access Read more »