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Can You Get Hiv From An Hiv Test

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Can I have hiv that hiv test not picking up

It has been 21 months since my encounter I have had 7 hiv test 4 rapid and 3 blood drawn and the last was labcor HIV 1/0/2 all negative I am still having symptoms headaches, growling stomach, pin symptoms, heel pain, dry mouth, ashey skin, anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No.2. Extremely unlikely.3. No.4. No.5. No.6. No.7. No.8. Sorry, I can't diagnose the cause of your very common nonspecific symptoms over the internet. What I can do with great certainty is advise what's not causing your problems: It's not... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Attitudes to HIV and HIV Testing in High Prevalence Areas of China: Informing the Introduction of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Programmes

...conducted a cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV and HIV testing among health professionals and pregnant women in Yunnan Province in southwest China. The goal of the research... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing in all health care settings for... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ahead of South Africa's HIV Testing Campaign, Zuma Gets HIV Test

... South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received an HIV test, kicking off the government's campaign to encourage all South Africans to know their HIV status, TIMES Live reports. "Months Read more »
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should i get a hiv test?

Posted by neri, 1 Reply
here's how it goes... I met my boyfriend last February, he is working abroad, we had sex only once. he is insisting that i should get a test for hiv. i don't know why he keeps on insisting on it. is there a possibility that he has hiv and he's just... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »