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HIV test Preparation

Respected Sir,Is there any dietary restriction ( Herbs , Green tea, etc ) that can not be taken before HIV antibody testing ? Is there any medicines also that can not be taken before HIV antibody testing ? Is there are any sort of any other type...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.There are no special dietary restrictions, need for food or fasting, medication interactions or any other preparations that are needed to have an HIV antibody test. Just walk in and do it!Joe... Read more »

HIV testing preparation

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OraSure Preparing to Seek FDA Approval for Nonprescription Sales of OraQuick Oral Rapid HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies during the past year has been preparing to seek FDA approval for nonprescription sales of its OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, the Allentown Morning Call reports. OraSure on Monday... Read more »
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Washington, D.C., HIV Health Care Providers Prepare for Expected Swine Flu Surge

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preparing for PrEP

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food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

How Should I Be Prepare for the Worse?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last year my wife of 20 years and I went through a very difficult time with our relationship. After months of hurtful words and no physical attention, I decided to accept several sexual offers, primarily unprotected oral from guys. There were also... Read more »

Mental Preparation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have reason to believe I was infected (probably a few years ago) based on some symptoms I have been having (I know you can't base on symptoms alone) and am getting my test results later today. I have spent the last couple of weeks reading a lot... Read more »

Preparing for treatment

Posted by JimDandyinLO, 3 Replies
I expect to be starting HAART within a few weeks (Dr proposes Epzicom+Reyetaz+Norvir.) Is there anything I can do to prepare myself before I start, and since my numbers aren't so bad (650/15,000), should I try to talk him out of the Norvir, which I... Read more »