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Finger Prick Testing For Hiv

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Doc, Thank you so much for your calming words. I was at my wits end thinking none stop about symptoms that I might or might not have been feeling. Is my throat scratchy? I think I feel achy...Then theres the what ifs. Worried about a cut on a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Ex-worried Wells).Do you have to screen for type O? No. Do you have to screen for other strains? No.Is your seven-month negative HIV test definitive? Yes.Is it WOO-HOO time? Absofrickinlutely!Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

just quick question..? please

i just want to get these facts right, if u are going for aHIV test,most time they take the blood... Read more »

Hepatitis/HIV Exposure? Blood to Fresh Wound?

Hello and thank you!! I recently had a rapid hiv (finger prick) test performed at a local clinic. ... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Issues Surrounding Launch of Lesotho's Campaign to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone Over Age 12

...estimated HIV prevalence, at about 30% ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/7). Globe and Mail Profiles Botswana's Routine HIV Testing Program The Globe and Mail on Wednesday also profiled the "considerable success" of Botswana's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continued Very High Prevalence of HIV Infection in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study

...longitudinal demographic surveillance since 2000 was used for the analysis. Researchers identified and approached for finger-prick HIV testing all residents (women ages 15-40; men ages 15-54) and a sample of non-residents ("migrants") who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Experts Pushing for Rapid HIV Testing

... Health advocates in Australia are pushing for approval of rapid HIV tests there as a way to expand testing and curb rising infection rates. "Australia is the last developed country in the world that doesn't have access to rapid testing," Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
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tested at six weeks

Posted by justsayno, 2 Replies
...but i think this was a side effect from when they gave me a HEP B jab. He has assurred me 100% that he is HIV negative and is tested every three months he even offered to come down to the sexual health clinic with me but I declined. I didnt catch... Read more »

Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...I had a finger prick HIV test done. Result - negative. 10 days later I went to a homeless/drug addict shelter with a community group. We fed, Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Tested negative at 5 and 10 weeks The odds to me getting HIV is like winning powerball lottery (they say ;-) My... Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...blood pressure and pulse and also hemoglobin hematocrit test. That hemoglobin hematocrit test is getting a neddle prick on your finger so they can get a drop of blood to test for hemoglobin hematocrit. You have to pass these tests do be able to... Read more »