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Early Testing For Hiv

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Early testing of HIV infection?

Dear Doc,I was recently in India (July 26) where I had to donate blood. The hospital was using one-use kits for drawing blood. But the nurse was not wearing any protective gloves, and she also applied a band-aid with her bare hands.After returning...
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
These are very nonspecific symptoms, and could be the result of many different kinds of infections. Read more »

HIV tests at early stage

Dear doctor .which tests are the most important one to do to detect HIV at early stage ..and what... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Versus Early Testing of HIV -- 16 Sites, United States, 2000-2003

...infection and increasing access to quality medical care, treatment, and ongoing prevention services. 5 CDC's Supplement to HIV/AIDS Surveillance (SHAS) project is an ongoing, cross-sectional, multisite interview study that began in 1990. 6... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HIV Testing Key for Success of African Treatment Programs, Expert Says at South Africa Conference

...(Nullis, Associated Press, 6/7). Darkoh, who was the keynote speaker at the conference, said it is important for people to undergo early testing for HIV to avoid a "deluge of sick people hungry for treatment," according to Reuters AlertNet .... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Testing for Very Early HIV Diagnosis

...The commonly used HIV antibody test does not catch a very recent HIV infection, because it takes a few weeks for the body to create enough antibodies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

... A more accurate HIV test is now being offered for free at three San Diego-area locations thanks to a joint research effort by the University of California-San Read more »
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Single Exposure Unprotected Oral Sex w/ TS Escort

Posted by ScaredToDeathNow, 1 Reply
...life. I was on both the receiving and giving end of the unprotected oral sex and I now so fear that I have contracted a STD or HIV that I cannot sleep, eat or think about anything else. I did enquire if he had been tested for HIV and rather or... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they Read more »

went to the doctor today and got some results....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...well, i had some urethitis or however u say it/spell it and i had some type of discharge. it's too early for me to test for HIV but like i said in my other posts, i always use condoms for anal sex (i'm insertive partner) and unprotected oral.... Read more »

4 th Generation Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is only present the first weeks than the test will be positive for Antibodys. This test is only good in diagnosing HIV at a early stage but the antigens is only present 1-4 weeks after the exposure so IF you are negative after 12 Weeks with the... Read more »