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hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he has had the flu, followed by pneumonia and now shingles. Should I recommend he get HIV tested ? I don't want to alarm or scare him, but I was unable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unexplained pneumonia or his shingles were atypical, widespread, persistent and difficult to treat, I see no reason to recommend HIV testing. Dr. Bob Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had... Read more »

Blood Tests and HIV

Are there any blood tests done in which HIV tests are automatically done as well? such as thyroid,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

...options with their patients during pregnancy," said board member Dr. William A. Dolan. In a separate matter, AMA endorsed routine HIV testing while noting the importance of safeguarding patients' privacy. "AMA's new policy calls on physicians to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to Request HIV Tests After Exposure to Students' Blood

...list of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and health care professionals who are permitted to request HIV tests for people whose blood they come in contact with while working. Under the measure, sponsored by state Sen.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Bayer, Roche HIV Tests for Use on Blood Plasma, Organs

... FDA has approved HIV tests made by Bayer and Roche that are able to detect the virus in blood plasma, Bloomberg News/New York Times reports ( Bloomberg Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

...Bruckner, OraSure's vice president of marketing, said, according to the Morning Call . He added that hospitals perform 12 million HIV tests annually, compared with 2.3 million performed each year in public health clinics (Allentown Morning... Read more »
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Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Also, do not lie on your risk questionaire when they ask you about your risks prior to donating. The only acceptable way to test for hiv is to get an FDA approved test at a clinic, or doctor's office, or the Home Access sample collection kit.... Read more »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than Read more »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would Read more »