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How Many Ways To Be Tested For Hiv

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Ways to Test for HIV

Introduction Going to Your Doctor's Office Going to a Local Testing Site Using an In-Home Kit Why Not Use More Sensitive Tests? Introduction About four to six weeks after you've been exposed to HIV, you will want to test for it with a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home Testing for HIV on the Way to United Kingdom After U.S. Approves Over-the-Counter Kit: Campaigners and Experts Welcome Breakthrough

The US Food and Drug Administration's July 3rd approval of an at-home HIV test kit is being lauded by HIV advocates in Britain and beyond. "We are absolutely delighted at the announcement. It marks a real sea change," said Lisa Power of the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is this test the only way?

I contacted my campus health center this week to find out about STD testing. I was informed that blood testing is only done for clymidia and HIV testing, that other STD tests involve a probe through the urethra? Needless to say that doesn't...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood testing for STD diagnosis is primarily used for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis. Blood testing for antibodies to herpes is possible, but it doesn't tell you much about the course of symptoms. Fluid from active herpes sores can be collected... Read more »

Is There a Way to Test Type

I have tested with negative ELISA I/II results after 6 and 8 months (infected on last Sep.). My viral load HIV-1 bDNA test on 6 months(04/2001) shows "< 50", CD4 931 and CD8 at 254 (CD4/CD8 ratio: 3.67). Obviously, you will say...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are commercially available tests which can detect type O.... Read more »

Just Tested- Oraquick -Donation on its way

I finally decided to get tested at the clinic using the Oraquick oral swap. Hopefully this is a conclusive test?? It was a 35 minute experience and found the counselor to be quite professional. The test is simple and only involves rubbing your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Thornton,Your condom broke twice during your bingo-bango? Hmmm . . . twice??? What did you do? Use sticky tape to patch it up the first time?Oh well, no matter . . . your OraQuick results are definitive and conclusive. For rapid tests in general,... Read more »

used condom wrong way around and half way down

I had protected sex with a girl in my car,but i think that condom was rolled down the wrong way,and only half way,and after ejaculation,i carried on for a few minutes,and after withdrawing from the vagina,the condom stayed in her vagina.I have been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI would recommend that you do receive some testing. With the exposure of the fluids with the condom remaining in her there could be a possible, small, but possible risk of HIV transmission. To give yourself peace of mind as well testing would be... Read more »
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Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, rather than wait the agonizing three months for a regular HIV antibody test result. Read more »

My way of dealing with 3 month wait period to test

Posted by Ivan88, 1 Reply
Hi all,
So my story is:
1 month ago had protected sex with sex worker.
I was drunk and had low erection so condom was moving, but still covered my boy's head , then girl gave me handjob and then I changed condom. Anyway I got genital herpis and... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's now 9 weeks after my possible encounter. I plan to get tested in another 4. My question is as follows:

For 2 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains that last seconds and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is... Read more »