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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Blood In Food

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...you cannot get the health care and treatment you need if you do not know your HIV status. Being unaware of your status also means that you could pass HIV to others without knowing it. For women who plan to become pregnant, testing is especially important. If a woman is infected with HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay...
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Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's a virus -- frevinsakes! -- not a banana cream pie!Dr. Bob Read more »

The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continues to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. Overall, oral fluid rapid tests have performed well and make HIV testing possible in many venues where performing a blood draw or finger stick is impractical or impossible. The... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question!1)With all the recent reports on Orasure testing, would you say the mouth swab and finger prick methods are still accurate testing methods as long as you test after the window period?2)Do you recommend using those methods?Thanks Dr. Bob... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...considering becoming pregnant and thinks she may have been exposed to HIV -- even if the exposure occurred years ago -- should seek testing and counseling. In the U.S., mother-to-infant transmission has dropped to just a few cases each year... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...person who has had tuberculosis must wait two years after successful curative therapy to give blood. The list of restrictions is long and complex and not all seem obviously justified. (See box: The Top 52 Reasons for Not Being Able to Donate... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...maintenance therapy, azithromycin plus ethambutol are the preferred drugs. The Bottom Line Researchers are developing and testing new drugs and drug combinations that are more effective and have fewer side effects. More novel treatment... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...standard antibody tests are highly accurate, with only a remote risk of a false positive result. Standard antibody tests have long been common in a variety of venues, including physicians' offices and stand-alone HIV testing and STD clinics. An... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...to have the same type of test (bDNA, PCR, etc.) done each time. If your doctor sends you to the same place to give blood for testing, it's likely the same labs and types of tests are being used. If you move or if you change doctors or health... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...2008. I am worrying myself sick and can hardly eat and very nervous and paranoid that i have HIV now!! ;o( And dreading the long wait till monday night and when the doctor tells me the HIV blood result! Please reply back and let me know with my... Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...remedy. I would take special care to reveal to him only one symptom as i feared that he would suspect me and send me to hiv testing. I blamed myself for all this and felt extremely depressed. Ooh what days were those, i would think about all... Read more »

just tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...gathered up the courage to get tested...i have not exactly lived a sin free life so i was scared to death...after waiting 8 long days...with no sleep and lots of crying i went to pick up my test results today...my thinking was better to know what... Read more »

testing

Posted by shadow1, 3 Replies
article in the LA Times about new tests being considered by the FDA. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rapid28sep28.story?null Read more »