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Undetectable levels

I returned a HIV+ test when applying for an overseas residence visa. Turned out my CD count was down to 250 and viral load 37k. After 4 months on antivirals I was tested for reaction to drugs and my CD count is up to +500 and viral load undectable....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.The HIV tests detect your body's antibodies directed against HIV, not the virus itself nor your CD4 level. As such, once HIV infected, your Read more »

false HIv result

Hi,I hope you can answer my question soon as me and my husband are really worried.my husband has not exposed to HIV virus at all, no sex with somebody other than me no needle sharing and he is healthy. in order to apply for immigration we both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Both EIA and rapid tests are extremely accurate.2.I agree your husband is HIV negative. The exact cause of the indeterminate EIA and WB may never be exactly identified, as there are a number of potential causes. You can read about these in... Read more »

Poitive EIA test, negative rapid screening

Hi there, I had to do a routine HIV test for a VISA immigration procedure. The initial EIA test was positive. The lab followed that up with a rapid screening, which came out negative. Now, the blood has been sent for further testing (I assume for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,False-positive EIA results do occur. I can't give an exact statistical incidence, because it varies somewhat depending on the exact type of test you had performed. That you had a subsequent negative rapid test is very encouraging and would... Read more »

Immigration laws in the USA relating to HIV

Dear Sowadsky,If a non US citizen living in USA with visa and work permission takes an HIV test in US and then baad enogh should test positive can the person alos be forced to leave US based on the HIV status? Second if a person needs to extend the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...United States, confidentiality laws regarding HIV, and any other medical information, applies to anyone, regardless of a persons immigration status. Laws at both the federal and state levels strictly determine who has (and more importantly, who... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Britain Urged to Test Immigrants for HIV

...the number of cases being imported from Africa. Migration Watch UK, an independent think tank known for its tough stance on immigration, said it supported border testing. Immigrant support groups rejected the call, and the opposition Liberal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand to Require Testing for HIV, Other Diseases for All Immigrants Staying More Than One Year

... Communications Coordinator Steve Attwood said he is not opposed to the new testing regulations but added that HIV-positive immigration applicants should not be automatically rejected for entry into the country. Attwood said HIV-positive people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Soccer Tournament Aims to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness, Testing Among African, Caribbean Immigrants in Seattle Area

Health officials in the Seattle area are hosting a soccer tournament in an effort to teach African and Caribbean immigrants about HIV/AIDS and undergo testing for the virus, the Seattle Times reports. The second "Kick HIV/AIDS Away" soccer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

... The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States 5 years) Hispanic immigrant men (n=410). The investigators conducted a population-based, Read more »
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immigration to the eu?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Anyone know of immigration policies to the EU? I know that if I want to get a long term visa in some countries that you are required to provide a health Read more »

Immigrants living in the USA!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...HIV+ because if you are +ve you are not allowed to enter or live in the USA if you are an immigrant. Are there any immigrants (hiv test done in the USA) on work visa's or visitors visa's that can provide clarity as to whether their status has... Read more »

immigration and H.I.V

Posted by evenaive, 3 Replies
I dont know if anyone would have a clue about this - but I am getting tested this week - the thing is my fiance lives in America and I live in the UK - he is aware of my position at the moment and is very supportive - but we had planned to marry... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »