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AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...addition, PEPFAR is building health systems to continue their work under PEPFAR and be accountable for results. Treatment includes commitment by government and community leaders; national HIV/AIDS policy and clinical guidelines; training programs for clinical and laboratory staff; laboratory supplies and staffing support; and community outreach to promote adherence to antiviral treatment. Prevention activities are based on the specific...
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HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if they can detect HIV much earlier than antibody tests. First, viral load tests are extremely expensive and require highly trained professionals to interpret the results. Second, the viral load test is so sensitive that a false-positive test is... Read more »

Disclosing my HIV status

Dear Robert,I am a foreign trained doctor, who has been diagnosed with HIV for the last 2 years. I have been doing well since being on anti-retrovirals. No health concerns. I have been interviewing this year in US for getting into a residency...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The policy regarding HIV-infected medical residents may vary from program to program. I would suggest you contact the programs you applied to and pose Read more »

Tear gas and Elisa test?

Hi doc,can my exposure to tear gas mess up an HIV test? I took tests at days 28, 80, and 96. All were negative. Test at day 28 and 80 were too soon. A few days before the test at day 96 I had a training exercise at work that involved use of tear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you want and get gassed to the max without it affecting your HIV test results. Your Home Access test results are definitive. Retesting is not warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv specialist

my sister just found out she was hiv. she is using a clincic for testing but she want to know if there are any specialist for Hiv/aids in her area she live in queens, New York. thank u
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There are many HIV providers in Queens. I spent some time at Elmhurst Hospital as part of my training in HIV medicine (many years ago) and they have a comprehensive HIV program. There are also doctors in private practice in Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Traditional Healers in South Africa Trained to Encourage People to Get Tested for HIV

... A group of traditional healers in South Africa is being trained to encourage people to get tested for HIV, BBC News reports. Traditional healers act as counselors and supply traditional Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaii: Faster HIV Test Available, Free at Life Foundation

...with HIV do not know they are infected. In Hawaii, around 3,000 people are living with the virus, she estimated. Older HIV testing methods can take up to two weeks for results, said Moore. Due to this delay, many people who undergo testing do... Read more »
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Making HIV Testing Part of All Hospital Admissions at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City

...can just order it in their lab orders, so a CBC [complete blood count], LFTs [liver function tests] and HIV test. Then we did trainings with them. We did them at orientation. Then we did it for this 15-month period encouraging them to continue... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nebraska Group Receives Three-Year Grant to Provide HIV Tests

...large service area and its ability to implement projects. She added that the funds will be used to purchase HIV tests, hire and train staff, obtain educational materials and update data reporting systems. Prior to the grant, CHC offered HIV... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract... Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get a communicable disease test to assure you can handle peoples food. I don't understand why they... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which Read more »

Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I read a previous post regarding the CDC's recommendation regarding the window period. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in RARE ocassions, does it take up to... Read more »