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Does a person have to be tested for HIV-subtype M or O or N?

Hi, again. First and foremost, hope you're doing fine. and, second, thanks for answering my question. The only thing is that it left me confused. No doctor has ever said to test for HIV-1 (subtype M, N, or O), just HIV and HIV-2. My concern...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, barring extremely unusual extenuating circumstances, specialized testing for subtypes M, O, and N is not warranted for routine HIV screening.Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative... Read more »

Under what circumstances should a person be tested for HIV?

You have many articles on your site as to when testing for HIV is *NOT* appropriate. Under what... Read more »

is it possible fo a person tested negetive to infect a person with HIV

My brother and his wife went for a HIV test recently. My brother tested negetive and his wife... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Persons Tested for HIV -- United States, 2002

Strategies for preventing infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) emphasize testing to identify infected persons and ensure access to appropriate medical care, treatment, and prevention services. 1 To determine the number of persons who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Identifying Barriers to HIV Testing: Personal and Contextual Factors Associated With Late HIV Testing

Late diagnosis of HIV, which is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, continues to occur despite the availability of HIV testing. In the current study, researchers accessed the HIV/AIDS case registry of the San... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Durham, N.C.-Based Bioscience Firm to Test First Personalized HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Durham, N.C.-based Argos Therapeutics -- which on Tuesday changed its name from Merix Bioscience -- in conjunction with the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam is set to test the safety of an experimental HIV/AIDS vaccine, which the company hopes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
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test results in... get them in person tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help. I need advice on getting my results tomorrow. They came in earlier than the 2 week waiting time... 8 days. I am convinced that I am positive because of symptoms that won't go away for 4 months. Lymph nodes w/no explanation from the... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

HIV seronegativity in persons with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.aegis.com/pubs/aidsline/1998/dec/m98c1584.html
"...:clinical and laboratory results from 8 cases, North America, 1995-1997.
Sullivan P,Koch W,Do AN etc;Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, Atlanta,GA,USA
Abstract: Background: Diagnosis of... Read more »