How Early Can I Get An Hiv Test
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Early HIV Testing Key for Success of African Treatment Programs, Expert Says at South Africa ConferenceEarly HIV testing is an important factor for the successful implementation of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in African countries, Ernest Darkoh, former operations manager of Botswana's public antiretroviral drug program, said on Tuesday at the 2nd... Read more »
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New York Times Examines How Local Governments Often Must Decide Between Using Quick or Early Detection HIV TestsThe New York Times on Monday examined the "quandary" faced by local public health officials nationwide over whether to fund and promote an HIV test that provides quick results or one that is able to detect the virus in its earliest stages but... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, this issue can be a bit confusing. Perhaps the best rule to remember is that HIV antibody testing prior to three months is not considered to be definitive or conclusive, and therefore is not recommended. If, however, someone does not follow... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillDear Mark, Did you have HIV RNA or DNA testing done? Either way the tests show no evidence of HIV infection. They are reliable and would be positive within a couple weeks of infection. Shingles would not be expected to happen as a manifestation of... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesWhat is the best test for Viral Test for detecting Subtypes in Acute HIV infection. bDNA, Proviral DNA ?
Any insite on this would be appreciated. Thank you
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Posted by thevillebear, 7 RepliesBeing a gay man I have a HIV test every six months.
The last one was positive I am 37 and really let my guard up being my age and not being positive.
I was infected by someone who was unaware they were positive so I really harbor no ill will towards... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesCan anyone give me an opinion on this. I recieved unprotected oral sex from a escort. then protected insertive sex. 3 weeks later and I have intense pins and needles in both legs also have had a sore throat and mouth ulcer.
I had proviral DNA scan... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesCan anyone tell me:
* If there is any benefit to testing at the 1 month mark?
* If there is any benefit to using the Home Access test at, say, 4, 6, & 8 weeks?
By "benefit", I of course mean "will it catch antibodies if they have been developed... Read more »
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