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How Often Should A Person Be Tested For Hiv?

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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 is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 FDA-approved... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...among young men who have sex with men -- six United States cities, 1994-2000 [Abstract]. Presented at the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain; July 5-12, 2002. Neal JJ, Fleming PL. Frequency and predictors of late HIV diagnosis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 will become the first personalized vaccine, the Raleigh News & Observer ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing: Why Aren't More People Doing It?

... "We have to bring it out in the open, make it not a fearful thing to get a test," said Terri Ford of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "HIV testing should be streamlined to be as convenient and accessible as possible for the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

...voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said the country's testing rates are too low and urged people who do not know their HIV status to be tested, Zambia's The Post reports. Simwanza added that about 1.5... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this Read more »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the German has only "Black and White" and NO GREY area. May I ask what generation of ELISA test they are refering to. Is it a HIV 1 & 2 combo test? I don't understand why there is such different in the standard since the HIV is fatal. Read more »