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Hiv Testing Among Adolescents

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to...
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Aids: the end in sight?

Dear Dr. Bob,What do you think of the recent statement from Dr. Brian Willams of the South African Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis who asserts that HIV could be wiped out in approximately 40 years with widespread testing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...researchers developed a mathematical model to predict what would happen if most adults and sexually active adolescents were HIV-antibody tested every year and those who tested positive were immediately treated with potent combination... Read more »

shouldn't more people be worried about HIV?

I was wondering how many philandering questions you get. I am in a faithful relationship. my fiance has never given me a reason to question his fidelity, not even the slightest bit. I have never cheated. how many questions do you get related to an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV? Well, rather than more people being worried about HIV, I prefer more people being just more aware and knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS. That way they would protect themselves and prevent further HIV transmission. Unfortunately, our HIV... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...life-extending therapy. Today, nearly 40 percent of individuals diagnosed with HIV are diagnosed within one year of developing AIDS, when it may be too late for them to fully benefit from treatment. Additionally, studies show that most people who... Read more »

adolescent HIV

How can I find out my state's laws regarding the confidentiality (with regards to the parents) of adolescent HIV testing?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...and the District of Columbia allow minors to consent to STD testing and treatment; this may explicitly or implicitly include HIV. Three states require parent/guardian consent for minors to receive HIV treatment. There are subtleties to state law.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...Considerations for HIV Screening Acknowledgment References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

...treatment resources are available in my area? Your local health department and community-based organizations specializing in HIV/AIDS issues will have that information. For perinatal issues, the University of California, San Francisco hosts the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fact Sheet: CDC's Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings

...life-extending therapy. Today, nearly 40 percent of individuals diagnosed with HIV are diagnosed within one year of developing AIDS, when it may be too late for them to fully benefit from treatment. Additionally, studies show that most people who... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such Read more »
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CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the Read more »

cdc dont they have to be honest

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »

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Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »