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Can You Test For Hiv When You Have A Cold

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can a flu, common cold, sore throat mislead hiv test?

hi there,is it possible that a flu, common cold, and sore throat throw off an hiv test? If a person had all aboce within 70 days prior to an HIV test, can it be mislead? also how about chicken pox and phumonia within 4 years prior to an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...colds, flues, sore throats, or past bouts of chicken pox and "phumonia" (or pneumonia either) will not affect (or mislead) an HIV test. So roll up that sleeve, honey! Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV test and Liquid?

Hi Doctor,I was wondering, I took an HIV test on the day I had a cold. The night before I had a... Read more »

STD' s and HIV TEST Results

Hi Dr BobI have been sick for over the pass ten years with so many HIV sympthoms. Let me start by... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...yours truly, the California HIV routine testing model that has been in effect there since 2008 is like taking a look into the HIV testing future. It's a sign of intelligent life too, especially for someone who spent so long in the care of a... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infectious-Disease Specialist MarkAlain Dery at Tulane Medical Center Uses Music to Promote HIV Testing

...Annual HAMP (HIV Awareness Music Project) at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. The musical review's performers will undergo rapid HIV testing in a bid to show patrons how easy it is to get screened and know your status. HAMP is the brainchild of... Read more »
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What is this?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have little white bumps inside my lip and at the corners of my mouth that just appeared literally overnght...does anyone know what this is and does it relate to being infected with HIV? Read more »

How common is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
... Could different strains of the virus cause it not to be picked up? Also, I have only tested for HIV-1, is it necessary to test for HIV-2 ? Read more »

scared sailor:(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... my high risk exposure was around the begining of april... i have this dry cough for 8 weeks now.. it started after a 3 day cold, not severe just mild but wont go away, tried evrything but all it did was slow it down:( but its not totally gone.... Read more »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... Read more »