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HIV TEST AT 14 Weeks?/Canada and U.S.A. testing

At testing clinics throughout Canada they always reccomend that someone mustwait 14 weeks after a possible exposure, prior to being tested. With all the conflictinginformation could it mean that little is understood about seroconversion? Could you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...tested. I personally have beentested through my private physician, through the local health department, andeven by the new home HIV tests. I've taken these tests so I personallyunderstand what people go through when they get tested by all 3... Read more »

HIV testing requirements for children entering the USA

I am a u.s.citizen living outside the u.s.a.I have one child 12 years old and I am going to apply... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Launches Confidential HIV Testing Program in Zimbabwe

... "The United States launched a program in Zimbabwe Wednesday to encourage HIV testing, with the U.S. ambassador, local musicians, broadcast personalities and soccer stars taking tests to mark the occasion," the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

President Obama Releases Statement, Video Urging U.S. Residents to Get Tested for HIV

... President Obama on Saturday released a statement marking National HIV Testing Day that urged U.S. residents to get tested for HIV and work toward reducing the spread of the virus, Bloomberg/ Arizona Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 40% of U.S. Adults Have Received HIV Tests, Study Finds The agency two years ago released new guidelines recommending routine HIV screening for people ages 13 to 64. Early HIV diagnosis "enables infected persons to obtain medical care that can improve the quality and length of their lives... Read more »
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Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 4 Replies
...months. AND since I live in the Service area of the agency, When I get my Voucher, I can choose to PORT it to any place in the USA that has section 8, REGARDLESS if they are giving vouchers or not.. SO I will have the opportunity to move... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... Read more »

Entry into the US if HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...national applying for legal permanent residence (a green card) in the U.S. must undergo a medical examination which includes an HIV test. If the applicant tests positive, her/his application for legal permanent residence will be denied, unless... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... Read more »