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ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

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Check out 'Living with HIV' Forum

Posted by Anonymous
Check out the posting in "Living with HIV" forum called "Cocktail Face" Seems we have a 'Queer' basher posting up a storm over there.

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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other person makes fist and taps yours. Well, I held out my fist and he punched it!! it hurt but I... Read more »

Finally...going to get checked out

Posted by Anonymous
It's been 4 years since my HIV exposure..a few unprotected oral encounters and 1 unprotected intercourse exposure...now I have had a few enlarged lymph nodes in my neck for months..and after 4 years of not wanting to go to get checked up due to my... Read more »
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Does Blood Bank check for all the strains of HIV?

Mr. Ryan Kull,Hi...when accepting blood from a donor, does the blood bank test for all strains of HIV virus or just HIV1/B? if not, is it possible that a person get infected by a different strain after a blood tranfusion and would not know about it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood banks use the most sensitive screening methods available, which would detect virtually all strains of HIV currently known in the world.RMK... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

Double checking

I wanted to double check on if I should get another test done or not. I took the Hiv test 10 months after I could have been exposed which was negative and my boyfriend took one 8 months after we started having sex and his came out negative as...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The current recommendation is that all pregant women should be tested for HIV, regardless of perceived risk. So I would recommend that you be re-tested during pregnancy, even though your past tests have not indicated cause for concern.... Read more »

Re: double checking

This is in response to my first question on double checking. I took the Hiv test when I was 5 weeks pregnant. Should I take the test again?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Testing just once during pregancy is recommended. Re-testing later in pregancy is only recommended for individuals with ongoing exposures that could put them at risk for infection (e.g., intravenous drug use, sex with multiple partners or with a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Plans Sex Education to Check HIV/AIDS

With an increasing HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 5.8 percent, the Nigerian government said Tuesday it would introduce sex education in schools to help stop the disease's spread. Babatunde Oshitumehin, chair of Nigeria's National Action Committee on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting Drug Use Vital for Checking HIV/AIDS Spread in China: Vice Minister

Combating drug use is "fundamental" in China's efforts to slow its HIV epidemic, as injection drug use is a major transmission route, Chinese Vice Health Minister Wang Longde said Wednesday. HIV transmission through injection drug use is an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Sex Workers Rewarded for HIV Checks

Under a program to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, prostitutes in southern India are receiving discount shopping cards as a reward for having regular check-ups at a sexual health clinic. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners in Mysore were initially reluctant... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Insights From People Who Keep HIV in Check Naturally

David first learned he had HIV in 1986. "I of course assumed that I'd be dead in two or three years at most," he recalls. (This story uses a pseudonym to maintain his confidentiality.) His first sexual partner died of AIDS around 1993, and his... Read more »