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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the
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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
...so sensitive that a false-positive test is a very real concern. Furthermore, in most cases, antibody tests are sufficient to test for HIV because HIV has been present long enough to be detected. Certainly, we have learned in recent months that a... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

Splash to lips from possible urine containing blood what is the risk

Im lab worker who had a splash to the lips when screwing lid back into a urine sample containing blood. about a minute after wards releases what happened washed off with water several time. I looked the patient detail and he was an 85 years old man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent. As with all potential occupational exposures, you should report and document the incident. It might be possible to run an HIV test on the source patient. Certainly for this event, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) would not be... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this true? Please give me piece of mind. I have tested up to 8 months using standard elisa, its negative. can i let go or should i still do a pcr?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months is definitive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. PCR is not recommended or warranted.Happy New Year! WOO-HOO!Dr. BobHIV TestingApril 12, 2007What Is HIV Testing?HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human... Read more »
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HIV Testing

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
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Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do not want my company's insurance vendor to deny me coverage... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do not want my company's insurance vendor to deny me coverage... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »

Quick question.. please reply! about my testing..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...other STD I told my doctor about my worries and she ordered up some blood tests and a urine sample.. I know for sure she said HIV testing, and I remember her saying somethign chlamydial testing or something, but Im not too sure she if she was... Read more »