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HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can 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 HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »

Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

Dear Rob,Sometime ago I indicated that my wife is pregant, now at 7 & 1/2 months. She was diagonised to be HIV positive.Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »

Dear GOD..quick question!

Situation: last unprotected anal sex was 7.27.08. Got tested for HIV 3 different times. Last test with a Unigold Biotech test on 10.22.08. It was negative. I wanted to get tested for syphilis, Hep B/C and other std's. What std requires the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive. Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for HIV. I buy them in a local drugstore...unfortunately for my wife the results are still positive! My question:... Read more »

medicine for syphillis

what is the medicine for syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...For people who are allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics are available to treat syphilis. There are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that will cure syphilis. Treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, but... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Should "Swiftly" Approve Over-the-Counter HIV Test Once Application Submitted, Editorial Says

...11/8). About one-fourth of HIV-positive people in the U.S. do not know they are infected, and about one-third of people who test for HIV using standard methods, which take two weeks to process, never return to the clinic to retrieve their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fortune Examines Challenges for Over-the-Counter Approval of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

...of OraQuick before moving forward with the approval process. The committee recommended a multiple-phase experiment of at-home HIV tests that explores whether people could perform the test correctly and what psychological risks exist for those who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: State's AIDS Drug Program Largely Safe From Cuts

...eliminate support for county jail inmates. Medi-Cal would lose $523 million, and the program could eliminate coverage of some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin or cold medicine. "That could seem minor, except we're talking about people who... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Confidentiality and HIV Testing

...testing centers follow one of two very different policies regarding the confidentiality of your test results: Confidential HIV testing involves recording the name of the person who tests positive and reporting confidentially those names to... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Donate About Us FAQs Fact Sheets Basics Conferences Public Policy Treatment Comprehensive Guide to HIV Testing Quick Start: Find a Testing Location Near You What is HIV Antibody Testing? Why Should I Be... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all, I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

OraQuick

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...of OraQuick before moving forward with the approval process. The committee recommended a multiple-phase experiment of at-home HIV tests that explores whether people could perform the test correctly and what psychological risks exist for those who... Read more »