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Cost Of A Hiv Test At A Clinic?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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Chemotherapy and HIV tests

I'm starting treatment for stage III anal cancer. Both my HIV and cancer drs tell me that my immune system will take a hit. But neither clinic is willing to do CD4 and viral load tests beyond my regular quarterly blood work. My HIV doc says there is...
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 see the reason for testing more, but your counts will go down and testing more frequently is likely not to change what is being done and will promote more stress for you. The most important thing is to stay on HIV treatment and to start... Read more »

re; last hope ---- please look

Dr Bob, Thank you so much for your answer. Donation of $100 has been made to your great organization. One last thing if you don't mind. 1. When someone had a real exposure and real symptoms and or signs pointing towards hiv is the antibody test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conducted outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time.CD4 and CD8 T-cell subset tests are not diagnostic tests for HIV. Changes in CD4 cell counts are not specific for HIV disease. They can change as a result of other diseases... Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »


That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...clinicians who are at the forefront of the fight against the epidemic.We believe that the effects and impact of routine offering of HIV tests in healthcare settings must be carefully documented and analyzedThe effectiveness, costs, barriers,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Campaign Launches in Five Massachusetts Communities to Encourage Blacks to Be Tested for HIV

...four years. It will involve both billboard and print media materials, and the department also is funding no-cost confidential HIV testing at various clinics in the communities. According to Public Health Department Commissioner John Auerbach,... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

This HIV Testing Day, HIV Clinics Face Funding Shortfall for Lifesaving Patient Care some parts of the country. They account for half of all new infections and don't get tested until they become sick. This HIV Testing Day, June 27, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition (RWMPC) urge... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Officials Propose New Regulation Allowing Teens to Receive HIV Test Without Parental Consent

...Medical Council of Thailand recently proposed a new regulation that would allow teenagers younger than age 18 to receive no-cost HIV tests without parental consent, the Bangkok Post reports. The council also is planning to draft a regulation... Read more »
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 »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Will walk in clinics give you permission to test for HIV at a blood place bcuz your own doctor will give you the sheet to do it but will a walk in clinic do it as well ? Read more »

Chinas First Gay Clinic

Posted by Bear60
...gonorrhea and syphilis, Xiao Dong, chief of the Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Group, said. The clinic also will provide no-cost HIV tests but will not provide no-cost treatment, according to Xiao. Those who test HIV-positive will be directed to... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »