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How Often Should One Be Tested For Hiv

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This One's A Doozy (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Of all of the inquiries posted in this forum over the years, this one may well take the cake. But since, at this point, I really don't know where else to turn for help, please hear me out:Back in the spring of 1996, I engaged in prolonged,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have any rashes, lymphadenopathy, or fevers. But i do feel achey in my neck and head regions. I am petrified of getting HIV testing (although I know I just need to) and just wanted to gauge my risk of this representing an ASR? Many thanks... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Announces Formation of 20-Member Commission on AIDS; City to Offer One-Hour HIV Test

...(R) on Monday announced the formation of a 20-member Commission on AIDS and said that the city next year will offer a one-hour HIV test to all residents, the New York Post reports. The new commission is expected to help shape HIV/AIDS policy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves Only One HIV Home Test Kit

...Food and Drug Administration recently issued a reminder to consumers that there is only one FDA-approved home testing kit for HIV. Numerous unapproved HIV tests are being marketed, the agency said, promising results in the home in 15 minutes or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

... "Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, Read more »
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What is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...Hi , an some one tell me what is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV1/2.My patalogist told me to do this test instead of ELISA.He told me this tech is better.I did my Electrochemiluminescence testing Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which Read more »

HIV mail in test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...when i went to my gyno, they told me they do not cover HIV screening/testing and i would have to go to a lab to get tested. i was a little leary about doing that, cause i was so nervous to even get tested Read more »