Different Forms For Hiv Testing
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below... Read more »
Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study SaysA 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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Ohio: Free Clinic Stressing HIV Testing; Opt-Out Strategy on Consent-to-Treat Form May Boost IdentificationsStarting 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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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesclarificatoin 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 »
Posted by JillianB, 2 RepliesIs 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replieshere 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes 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?
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