Diseases That Affect Hiv Testing

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Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Alcohol will not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. See below.Dr. Bobalcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009) Dec 10, 2009I am a college student Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latinos Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Less Likely to Be Tested, Treated, Report Says

...Although Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, they are less likely to be tested or seek treatment for the disease, compared with non-Latinos, according to a report Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

... New York's law requiring the names of HIV-positive individuals to be submitted to the state is not discouraging people from getting tested, according to a study by the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Clara County, Calif., Needs Testing, Counseling Network for Groups Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Advocate Says

...Department should act on "pleas" by county leaders, such as Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall, to establish a full-time HIVtesting and counseling network for groups disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, Clark Williams -- interim... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

... The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA Read more »
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