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Hiv Testing Facilities

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Health Facilities Step Up Routine Testing for HIV

Houston is one of 25 areas participating in a CDC initiative that provides HIV testing funds to select health departments, hospitals, and clinics. The goal of the $35 million federal program is to test 1.5 million people nationwide this year. "It's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Facilities Across U.S. Should Offer Routine HIV Testing, Editorial Says

Doctors, hospitals and clinics in the U.S. should make HIV testing standard, "which would increase information and comfort levels," a Detroit Free Press editorial says. "At least" in areas with high HIV prevalence, doctors should ask all sexually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Correctional Facilities Begin Offering OraQuick HIV Test

New York City has begun offering the OraQuick 20-minute HIV test to inmates at Rikers Island and other city correctional facilities, which have high turnover rates and high percentages of HIV-positive inmates, the New York Sun reports. About... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Worried about a test from a sketchy test facility

Hi,I am worried about a HIV test -- but no, not from the actual test result (which I tested negative for), but from the sketchy facility where I got tested. I got tested in the free San Francisco city clinic and the person who drew blood from me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Dirty needles at the San Francisco Free Clinic??? Nah. I know that place well and can assure you, sketchy or not, it's completely safe and reliable. You cannot get HIV from getting an HIV test. The sketchy vampire or vampira drawing your... Read more »

scared by testing facility

dr. bobnine months ago I had a 45 second unprotected vaginal insertion with a massage parlor girl. Finally went today to get tested at a clinic. anyway when I went in and got the test (results take a week or so) He asked if I had any questions.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The testing center told you WHAT????? Dude, where did you go to get tested? The Vatican??? The guy who gave you that information is either woefully misinformed or a Republican graduate from an abstinence-only sex ed. program. (Of course, these... Read more »

Accidental needlesticks in long term healthcare facility

What kind of blood work would be appropriate for an accidental needlestick injury...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your question.Occupational exposure to blood by percutaneous injury usually is followed by employer-dictated protocol. In our institution, minimally, this involves getting HIV, HBV, HCV antibody tests, complete blood count and... Read more »

Treatment Facility

I was just diagnosed with HIV, and I life in FL. Is it better to see a doctor at a facility such as Mayo Clinic in Jacksonvile or SHANDS in Gainsville? As opposed to a doctors office in Tallahassee or Orlando?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
You've got a number of really excellent choices of HIV specialists in the north- and central Florida region.Rather than name names, I'd suggest you contact your local ASO for the beta on who they currently recommend.Best of luck, BY... Read more »
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WONDERFUL testing facility

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone that needs an excellent testing clinic in the LA area should go to Progressive Health Services at 8240 Santa Monica Blvd. Their phone number is (323) 650-1508.

They are a non-profit organization that provides holistic health advice. Their... Read more »

Hiv Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have never taken the Hiv test can someone tell me what kind of questions do they ask you and what is the waiting time ? how do you find out the results ? thank you

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Need HIV 2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been tested over the last couple of years with the ELISA test. A three times with the Home Test approved by the FDA and once at a private test facility. All tests have been negative and I assume that these tests are just for HIV 1 with... Read more »