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The Well Project

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

...glucose levels).High glucose levels can be a side effect of HIV drugs. Your health careprovider can monitor your 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 (lipids) Many HIV+ people have an increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their...
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Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately I am still very worried. I still have symptoms I cant explain and now I have a rash on my body 12 weeks later after my possible exposure and I am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have revealed this. See below!Dr. BobCan antibiotics affect test Results? Mar 8, 2007Can antibiotics affect the results of an HIV Test? I was tested awhile back, and was possibly on either Ciprofloxacin, Septra DS, or Geocillin. Those are what I... Read more »

Fasting before the immunochromatography test?

Doctor Frascino:waiting 3-4 months is enough for taking the immunochromatography test? Its necessary to fast 6 hours? (i had an orange juice breakfast before taking it)Taking cocaine one week before the test affects the results?please forgive my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Fergus,Fasting is not necessary for HIV tests.Cocaine one week before an HIV-antibody test will not affect the result. However, cocaine can and will ruin your health, happiness, Read more »

Super Duper Fast Question

Can I take an HIV test 1 or 2 years after exposure?Will an HIV test taken after the recommended 3 months be COMPLETELY accurate??? I just turned 18 and taking my first HIV test this Thursday!!!WISH ME LUCK!!I will donate some money I have, but LORD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Super Duper Fast Question. Super Duper Fast Answers !1.Can you take HIV tests one or two years after exposure? Yes, absolutely.2.A negative test at the three-month mark is considered definitive, barring Read more »

17 and first HIV test

I got tested at an HIV clinic... They did a rapid test where they prick your finger with a lancet. A few minutes after I put the band-aid on I took it off while still at the clinic. Now I'm worried if I touched a door knob or table, or anything that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent and your fears, completely unwarranted.Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation and the "too cute" comment!Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Inmates Like Fast, Bloodless Test for HIV Offered at Jails

... Inmates in the Palm Beach County Jail spend, on average, 10 days in the facility. Because conventional HIV test results were usually returned in about two weeks, most inmates who tested had been released before learning their serostatus. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets U.S. FDA Approval on Fast HIV Test

On Thursday, Canada-based MedMira Inc. announced its Reveal rapid HIV-1 antibody test had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Previous versions of the test received FDA approval in 2003 and 2004; the latest version of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
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What made you finally get tested?

Posted by FeelsGood2BMe, 5 Replies
For me it was a rumor that an ex-boyfriend gave his new partner HIV. Up until that point, I'm embarrassed to say that I had only been tested ONCE previously in my entire life. That scare hit so close to home that it was the only reason I got tested... Read more »

about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
...The 1,900 people who took a rapid HIV test at Toronto's Hassle Free clinic are being urged to get themselves rechecked after a new study showed the test is faulty. Initial Read more »

home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx Read more »

Discreet HIV Test -Any Good?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
anyone know how good the discreet home test is? I recently ordered one from some place in canada and was wondering if it is accurate, how soon, etc? Test was neg, so hope it is as good as they say. Thanks Read more »