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Blood In Food Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more costly and used less often than antibody tests. There is also a new combination virus/antibody test that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2010. Since the test detects the virus in addition to antibodies to HIV, it can be used to diagnose infection early -- before antibodies develop. ( Click here for more info.) ...
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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 »

FOLLOW UP HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the outside of the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...I want to assure you that the actual risk is minimal at best. I hope you can have some peace on this matter. Going for HIV testing may put you at rest since you may worry about this until you get definite confirmatiuon that she is going to be... 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 »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...laboratory tests how many pills you will need to take and how often you will need to take them if you will need to take pills with food or on an empty stomach how medications in your regimen affect one another other medications you take ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 restaurant, and I went to toilet, left my food uncared, as I went back,... 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 »

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 »