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Hiv Tests And Urine Samples

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Can Truvada or Isentress cause diluted urine samples

I am drug-tested regularly, with urine samples sent to a lab and tested for dilution by creatinine levels (creatinine at <20 mcg/dl is considered dilute).I have recently shown two diluted samples, though they were unintentional and I don't...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

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I regret I am no qualified to answer medical questions. My area is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »

Blood in urine samples

I am a registered nurse. Recently I had to flush a foley catheter with saline to determine if the... Read more »

Urine testing at my work and HIV meds

Hello DoctorFirstly, thank you for such a wonderful resource as this website. I was diagnosed on... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Company Receives Grant to Develop Urine Test for HIV

Steve and Carolyn Slupsky, the brother-and-sister founders of Metabolistics, report that their Edmonton-based company has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Canada's National Research Council to develop a test that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blind Sampling Is Superior to Anoscope Guided Sampling for Screening for Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia

The authors compared anal cytology smears, either those collected "blind" (swab inserted 4 cm into anal canal and rotated) or guided through an anoscope (transformation zone visualized and then sampled) in terms of patient acceptability and sample... Read more »
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Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting 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... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting 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... Read more »

How does the Navy test HIV samples?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What methods are used, ELISA, PCR, Western Blot, does anyone know for sure???? Read more »

Urine Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I took a Urine Test for HIV at 8 months. First off, how accurate is a urine test for HIV and by the way, I tested negative for antibodies. Is this a good sign?

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