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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests 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 Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women ...
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ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious service you are rendering to many people around the globe through this site and through your foundation as well. One of my colleagues had a sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS Foundation. Donation information can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well.Dr. BobWays to Test for HIV, Three Different Ways to Check If You Have HIV May 2007IntroductionAbout four to six weeks after you've... Read more »

Anonymous Testing

Hey Dr. Rob,Thanks for taking the time to inform people who, in many cases, are obsessing and freaking out. I am wanting to get an HIV test in Tennessee. I recently got a new job and I know that if I were to test positive it could really effect my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and it's completely anonymous. You can read more about the Home Access Express Test as well as anonymous versus confidential HIV testing in the archives of this forum.Good luck!Dr. Bob 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
...three months from the time of your last possible exposure is considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able! No further HIV testing is warranted.Be well!Dr. Bob Read more »

Testing with Discreet 3 minute vs Home Access

Dear Dr.,First of all, thank you and all the staff for the great work you are doing. You provide so much helpful and valuable information for people such as myself. Well, here goes...1) I was wondering if you have heard of the home test called...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There are no citations regarding publications at their website, only claims of accuracy. There currently no FDA approved rapid HIV tests in the U.S. Buyer beware. Read more »
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The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...developed countries prior to the licensure of AZT in 1987, and people in developing countries today where very few individuals have access to these medications (UNAIDS, 2000). As with medications for any serious diseases, antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
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HOME ACCESS TESTING HIV-1

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Home Access Hiv-1 testing. I was wondering if people could let me know if you think it is just as reliable as the doctor's test for hiv. I just want to be content with my negative result that I received from the home access test. Please I... Read more »

testing differences???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...differences were between "generations" in the tests. Why would I feel less confident with a 4.5 month post exp. negative with a home access as opposed to getting 14 different tests at my doctor's office??? Also, is it possible that testing... Read more »

symptoms and test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of possible exposure. The std's came back neg, which is good, and the counselor recommended I come back in 2 months for the hiv test, because then I will know for sure. I went to get these tests because for 3 nights I experienced night sweats. ... Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...home page of the body, but this shit is crazy. They are trying to cover some of it up by saying that there doing it for home access, but thats not true. They are doing it cause there is problems with them. It all started when they were getting... Read more »