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Different Forms For Hiv Testing

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Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

A gene mutation that likely protected people living in sub-Saharan Africa from a form of malaria seldom found in the region now could make blacks more susceptible to HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Host &... Read more »
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This Positive Life: In the Midwestern U.S., Forming a New Life

Though it happened 26 years ago, Tommy Chesbro remembers his HIV diagnosis -- and the circumstances that led to it -- like it was yesterday. In 1986, a positive HIV test meant something fundamentally different than it does today: It meant, in short,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abbott, OraSure Form Deal on HIV Test

Overcoming some patent disputes, Abbott Laboratories Inc. and OraSure Technologies Inc. have agreed to jointly distribute a test that determines in 20 minutes whether someone has HIV. OraSure's quick test, using just a drop of blood from a pin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Free Clinic Stressing HIV Testing; Opt-Out Strategy on Consent-to-Treat Form May Boost Identifications

Starting in late September, the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland will begin opt-out HIV testing for all patients. In 2006, CDC recommended all health care providers offer opt-out testing for patients ages 13-64 and all pregnant women. In... Read more »
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Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001



is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you








The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent screening tool and... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

testing and different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
here is my story, about 5 months ago, i thought i was exposed to hiv, tested negative with home access, and consider the results to be conclusive...however, about 3 years ago, i had protected sex with a thai prostitute and performed unprotected oral... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »