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HOME HIV ACCESS TESTING?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, pray that all are well. I was just wondering the opinion on the FDA approved home access hiv-1 test. Should I be comfortable with the negative results? Or would the doctor's office results be more reliable? Thanks for the answers. GOD BLESS.... Read more »

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have been reading posts for a few days and there seems to be alot of knowledgable people on this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access... Read more »

the home access hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what kind of test is this? elisa? and is it just as good as any other test you would get at a clinic? Read more »

HomeAccess HIV-1 Kit

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was test negative after 18 weeks exposure by HomeAccess HIV-1. Anyone know what generation of HIV-1 test kit is. I was told it's gen one. Is 18 weeks conclusive for gen one test? Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

do HIV meds adversely affect vein health or access? (HIV + hemophilia)

My husband, with severe hemophilia, began HIV meds in 1997. He requires daily self infusions of clotting factor to treat his severe hemophilia. In this past year, his veins have simply stopped allowing venous access - not just at usual access sites,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Frequent infusions and blood draws over a lifetime is hard on the veins of many patients making venous access frequently a challenge. I have not observed that venous access appears to be a problem caused by HIV medications (20+ years of HIV med use... Read more »

Home Hiv-1 Access testing?

Hi, I was wondering I know it is fda approved but is the home access hiv-1 test reliable and should I be content with the results. The last exposure was Aug.99 unprotected heter.intercourse. Tested neg. Aug 99, Feb 2000(both at dr.'s office)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not personally experienced with the particular home test that you're using, but negative tests this long after exposure rules out HIV infection, for all intent. If there is any doubt, I'd get tested using a blood test (this can... Read more »

Update/ HIV Home Access Test FDA approved

Hi Dr. Rob,I wrote to you back in November 2008 regarding my affair with a younger man. The affair started in January 2008 and lasted until July 19, 2008. Since then, I took your advice and wanted to give you an update. Of course, I have another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The Home Access Express test is FDA approved, very reliable and highly accurate. It's sensitivity and specificity compare favorably to ELISA testing. Consequently, your negative Home Access test at three months from the time of your last... Read more »

Home Access HIV test

I know that you get a lot of questions about HIV and accurate testing so here is one more. My husband of 15 years was having an affair. Once I found out, we split up. I was concerned about STDs, especially HIV. I took the Home Access HIV-1 test and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your husband's passing.Your negative Home Access test two years after your last exposure to him is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Certainly if my reassurance is not... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute Calls for Increased Investment in HIV Testing, Access to Care, and HIV Treatment Education

Los Angeles, Calif. -- The National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases (NIAID) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) released the results of a historic study demonstrating the efficacy of treating HIV patients with antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trial Looks at Ways to Reduce HIV Transmission and Increase Access to Care and Adherence to HIV Meds Among HIV-Infected IDUs

Noting "a lack of effective behavioral interventions for HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)," the authors of the current study sought to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to reduce sexual and injection transmission risk behaviors and to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 200 HIV-Positive Venezuelans Protest at Social Security Offices Over Access to HIV/AIDS Medicines

Approximately 200 HIV-positive people in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday protested at the country's Social Security Institute (IVSS), calling on the agency to use donations for the importation and domestic production of some HIV/AIDS medicines, ... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Guide for HIV Treatment Access for Those Without ...

We want to make sure that everyone has access to this helpful new document (available in a short version and a longer version) from the Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) on how to get ahold of anti-HIV drugs (and hepatitis treatment too!) if you don't... Read more »