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Hiv Testing Procedure

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

Baltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: High School Staff and Students Undergoing HIV Tests After Faulty Diabetes Procedure

Many students and staff at a Winnipeg high school are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after they were improperly screened for diabetes. On May 4, a University of Manitoba professor who gave a presentation on diabetes misused a glucometer while... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

test procedure for HIV drug resistant

I have diagnostic centre in central india, got pcr setup recently want to know cell culture based drug resistant test procedure & details about genotype , phenotype. thank you....
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
This is way too complex of an issue to discuss in this forum. I suggest you consult the medical literature, as there are thousands of publications on this subject and procedures have been outlined in these papers.... Read more »

Testing Procedures

Hello Dr. Bob Frascino,I was tested through a website that says it was certified. I requested to test for HIV antibody and after giving them my info and credit card number they sent me to the nearest Labcorp testing center for a blood draw. In two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming you took an FDA-approved HIV-antibody test outside the window period, yes, I'd believe the results. (You can check whether your test assay is FDA approved by contacting the lab that ran the test or looking at the name of the test on... Read more »

Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your HCV RNA tests are definitive. No further testing is required. It is understandable that you have been "a bundle of nerves", but it is now time to let go and celebrate. You were never at high risk from the start. You have been tested... Read more »

HIV-positive with a fear of medical procedures-- what should I do?

Dear Dr,There is a tender mass on the left hand side of my belly. Also I have swollen lower legs. Is this indicitive of something? I have avoided tests etc because of a genuine fear of medical procedures.I have been hiv+ for 16 years and have anemia...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A tender mass and change in stool (bowel movement) should indeed lead to further evaluation. Although I can't say which procedure I would do first, a change in bowel habit often leads to a colonscopy (evaluation of your colon). Many patients... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If one lab took a blood sample from a person, in a quantity that is usual for performing only a general blood test, and then with that quantity of blood taken performs a general blood test and also an elisa hiv test that reads negative, can this... Read more »

Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Army. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

The pdf's title is Army Regulation 600-110 - Identification,... Read more »

Marine Corps Policies and Procedures for HIV 6/11/1991

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Marines Corps. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link: Read more »

Follow-Up Procedures... Please Answer!

Posted by Anonymous
I want to know about the procedures for reporting and follow-up when one is diagnosed with HIV. Is one required to undergo CDC interview or to answer personal, specific questions about mode of transmission.... or is name just reported to state in a... Read more »