How Are Individuals Screened Or Tested For HIV/AIDS
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi jon,Care to make a wager on the result? I continue to look forward to the day that you accept the truly wonderful news of your definitive HIV-negative status. Your WOO-HOO is way, way, way overdue!Regarding theTaqScreenMPX, see below.Be well... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very sensitive so that they won't miss any true infections. In the process they... Read more »
Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.For individual policies, the insurance company has you complete an application whcih includes a medical questionnaire. You can go to a BC or BS website to see the application. Typically, the applications for an individual policy will include a... Read more »
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Posted by NW715, 1 ReplyTo all those who are truly educated on the topic of hiv:
I have called numerous infectious disease offices and not one nurse can answer my question! I have attempted to research the topic, but have come up with minimal answers.
Can someone please... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIt is tough to find an insurance company that will insure a person with tough health issues.
I represent a company that will insure without asking any embarrassing medical questions.
The insurance is available for individuals aged 40 - 80 in the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI'm a photography student located on Long Island, in NY. I'm doing an editorial project on individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I would like to compassionately photograph you in your natural environment, as well as possibly in the studio. I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAccuracy of Screening Tests
The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), recombinant viral proteins (second... Read more »
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