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How Fast Can You Detect Hiv

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Not Fasting before HIV screening does matters?

Hi Robert, I remember i had a cup of coffee & a cigiratte an hour before HIV screening test and it was around 10 am in the morning. I am HIV negative. W'ld coffee and cigiratte matters before HIV test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Fasting is not necessary for HIV screening. However, I do have a piece of medical advice for you. Quit smoking! If you don't, cigarettes Read more »

how fast does HIV + turn to Aids

My brother just told me he has HIV positive and he found out a year and a half ago. He said he has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

...would walk in and grab handfuls. I'm trying to get in touch with them again and let them know I've moved." Of the 2,022 new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed last year in North Carolina, two-thirds were African Americans. Back to other news for February... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

The United States' HIV Immigration Ban Eliminated? Not So Fast!

... In July, Congress passed an amendment that lifted the statutory ban on the admission of people with HIV into the United States as part of the reauthorization of PEPFAR, the global AIDS bill now known as the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials on FDA Fast-Track Review System for AIDS Drugs

...meant to encourage drug makers to produce FDCs to facilitate the delivery of drugs to rural areas in countries hard-hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to ensure the drugs' safety and effectiveness. Summaries of the editorials appear below: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Progenics HIV Drug Gets Fast Track Status

...announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status to its PRO 140 therapeutic for the treatment of HIV. The drug, which is now in early-stage trials, is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against CCR5, a molecular... Read more »
Connect With Others

viral >750k to 760 in 2w

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Shortly my story: Sept. 8 got fever. Sep 11 doc, hiv test. One week later got the result: viral load out of range: over 750000. Sentence: I got infected 2-3 weeks before. Great doc! Read more »

HIV RNA QUALITATIVE,QUALITATIVE TEST QUESTION

Posted by okki, 1 Reply
...HELLO,I wonder if any of you have information about the hiv RNA qualitative test.The laboratory where i live offer this test.Ihave heard a lot of information about the HIV RNA quantitative Read more »

The Window Period

Posted by Anonymous
...tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in response. During the period before... Read more »

Is 65 days enough?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know that 90 days is the benchmark that most people use when they yake an HIV test. Was wondering how accurate would a negative result be after 65 days? I heard that most people have detectable antibodies Read more »