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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheap and Quick HIV Testing Made Possible With DVD Scanners

Researchers at Stockholm, Sweden's School of Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology report they have converted a DVD player into a laser scanning microscope that can complete an HIV test in a few minutes. According to senior lecturer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Test Kit to Be Sold Cheap to Thailand

The Royal Free Hospital in London has recently agreed to discount the sale of CD4 test kits destined for Thailand, in recognition of the country's efforts to fight HIV by producing the lowest-priced antiretroviral drugs, according to Dr. Thongchai... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheap, Ultra-Sensitive Color Test Spots Early HIV, Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, have developed a test to detect viruses and disease biomarkers. This new test is reported to be 10 times more sensitive than the best available today.... Read more »
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Dif. between cheap & expensive viral load tests

I was having my V.L test done with a good test. Now the State I live in cut back on some stuff and my Doc has to use a very Cheap V.L test. The first Lab test I got back with the Cheap test My V.L was 1200(I have always been below 400 Copies with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I can't comment on what a "cheap" or "expensive" viral load test might be, or what the quality of those tests are. Expensive does not necessarily mean better. There is no real difference between a viral load of 1200 and... Read more »

Cheap Drug

Hello,Is there any way to get drugs from india, where u can get it ofr 100 a month?...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
I think you are referring to the generic anti-HIV drugs produced in India. I don't think the exact price of any one drug is $100 per month. The manufacturer that you may be referring to has listed various prices depending on who or what state... Read more »

Cheap Drugs

Dear Docs, Is there any way some one, who can not afford drugs here, can buy drugs from India(CIPLA), or some other country which produce cheap drugs, or where drugs are very cheap?...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
Unfortunately, the Indian drug manufacturing firm that you are referring to only offers its substantially lower prices to governments and other large distributing entities that are able to distribute drugs in certain low-income and developing... Read more »

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
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »
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What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know if he is HIV (see "Am I At Risk" post below). ... Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent.

That said, does anyone know... Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results?

I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »

oraquick hiv otc test question

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
I have a quick question for you .... I took the new oraquick test last night cause i had already ordered it i ran the test and the red line at "C" was there No red line at "T" But if you looked very closley with a flashlight you could see a... Read more »