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newly dx

Almost 3yrs ago, I mistakenly got stuck with an old diabetic needle(fingerstick)with my patient who is +hep A and hep C. (who hasnt had any symptoms to our knowledge). Since then, I have been checking my LFT's which always have been okay until last...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would follow up with your employee health service and discuss your past exposure. I would also get additional information such as HCV RNA testing. If there is no detectable virus, I would get a RIBA test to be certain it is not a false positive... Read more »

HIV Test

Hi I was very worry about May 4.My HIV test was negative May 10 and 24 and June 15. On May 31 and... Read more »

90% test positive in 4 weeks???

Hey Doc!So I had unprotected oral (receptive and penetrative) with ejaculation and protected anal... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Free HIV Testing on World AIDS Day

... Marking World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood of South Central New York will offer free HIV testing on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its clinics in Binghamton, Norwich, Sidney, Oneonta, and Walton. Results of the finger-stick Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (early release). The MMWR report covers oral fluid rapid HIV testing done in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in New York City (NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

... " False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

...recommending that all HIV-positive results from the oral test be followed up by using the OraQuick test with blood collected from a "finger stick" after reports of an unusual number of false-positive results from the oral tests in San Francisco... Read more »
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Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...exposure:w/swab oraquick : Non-reactive 3rd week post exposure:w/EIA ABS HIV 1/2 :Non-reactive 4th week post exposure:w/finger stick blood :Non-reactive 6th week post exposure:w/finger stick blood: Non-reactive 7th week post... Read more »

RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...doctors can provide RNA testing, but the patient will pay a fee. How is RNA testing done? RNA testing requires a blood sample. Finger stick or rapid versions are not yet available. Can you get an RNA test along with a rapid HIV antibody test?... Read more »

Sex that hurt.

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...married, so that makes me feel a tad better. I hate me right now, so be gentle on your feedback. After 4 weeks I had a Oraquick finger stick..negative, I know that was too soon, but I was anxious. BIG SIGH. Thanks... Read more »

I Made My Appt...

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...Rapid HIV Test. I know a 12 week test is conclusive, but how reliable is a 6 week test via OraQuick? A drop of blood from a finger stick is all they need. I've read a 6 week test is pretty reliable using the standard ELISA blood test but is this... Read more »