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Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV Should I Get Tested

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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...glucose test. A glucose tolerance test may be ordered to help diagnose diabetes and as a follow-up to a high fasting glucose level. A diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on any of the following test results, confirmed by retesting on a different day: A fasting blood glucose level of 126 milli grams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher A random blood glucose level of 200 mg/dL or higher, along with symptoms of diabetes A glucose tolerance...
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HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...P24 test is a direct measure of part of the virus circulating in the blood, likewise it's detection would not be affected by eating.Since both screeing are negative this should be very reassuring.Best,JOe Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...MedicineResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Deepak,No, not personally. See below for additional information about Group O and Group O testing.Yes, your patient is HIV negative. His problem is psychiatric, not virologic. I would advise you refer him... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...considering becoming pregnant and thinks she may have been exposed to HIV -- even if the exposure occurred years ago -- should seek testing and counseling. In the U.S., mother-to-infant transmission has dropped to just a few cases each year... Read more »

Eating a lot because depressed

I had a very scary exposure two and a half months ago. About a month ago I have begun eating very badly - Larger portions, soda, and junk food. I am going in for my 3 month test in two weeks and am very worried that this drastic change in my diet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to have more than their fair share of hefty heffers roaming around). So, as long as you can still fit through the door of the testing center or your doctor's office, your HIV test results will still be accurate. Might I suggest a New Year's... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...combined with alcohol Avoid alcohol completely if you also have hepatitis Using some street drugs may affect your liver Get Tested for Hepatitis Hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) If you test negative, get vaccinated against HAV and HBV If... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...while continuing to breastfeed for up to a year. A recent study showed that it is possible for a newborn to become infected by eating food that is chewed for it by an HIV-infected woman. This practice should be avoided. How Do We Know if a... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if a person's HIV is resistant to any anti-HIV medications. Regimen: A... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) Blood fat... Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Biology Lab On HIV.Gues who was infected?

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...First day back to college. My first lab for my biology class was today. Take a sick guess what it was on........The spread of HIV. Now take another guess who just happened to get the anonymously infect cup.....That's right I had the cup or the... Read more »

Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...woman i met up with for 5 weekends at my house between Feb 2009 and June 2009. She has just found out this week that she is HIV Positive and thinks she got it from her ex-husband either in 2004 or in 2007. She started to get ill with Shingles and... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Read more »