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Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... Read more »

HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
If you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »

At Home Hiv Test

Posted by bigfrog88, 1 Reply
Good day all.
I recently was tested using an At home HIv Test Generation 3 called iCare Anti Hiv 1 and 2 test. This test is USAID approved and i verified the lot number with the manufactor. Tested 10 weeks out. Is this a sufficent test or do i... Read more »

home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx

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Newly HIV poz..... with Pre-exisiting Immuno Gamma Globulinemia

I was just diagnosed with HIV a few days ago. I was most likely infected 4 months ago.I have a pre-existing condition called ImmunoGammaGlobulinemia. It's an Immune deficiency that I have had since childhood. It makes me susceptible to cold and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi!I think there might be some confusion regarding your underlying medical condition. Most likely, you have a condition called hypogammaglobulinemia. Gammaglobulins are proteins (antibodies) in our blood that helps us fight off certain infections.... Read more »

Followup to HIV+ (immuno compromised) and Yellow Fever

Thanks for your May 2 answer to my question. The logical followup question is what if a person has a CD4+ cell count between 100-150 and is in overall good health. Is there a problem being around an individual who recently got a yellow fever shot....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally should be OK for an HIV + person with CD4 count < 200 to be around a person who was vaccinated for yellow fever. KH... Read more »

hiv and immuno-suppressants like arava or remicade

hello. no one will answer my questions, i hope you will be so kind.i am 42 male and have rheumatoid arthritis. i take the 2 immuno-suppressant drugs listed above. i am the partner of a man who has hiv who is on medications, has an undetectable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.There is a big difference between an undetectable plasma viral load and "virtual viral load of zero!" Even with an undetectable viral load, HIVers are still infectious and can transmit the virus. Yes, it's true, driving the... Read more »

home access express HIV-1 +, any confirmatory home test?

i tested positive with the Home Access Express HIV-1 test system. is there any HOME TESTING that's confirmatory? how can i purchase it?...
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
No, and you should have this repeated and with a confirmatory test through a clinical laboratory.... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

Recently a new option for HIV testing became available. You can now takethe HIV test at home. However, home testing is not for everyone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved HIV home tests are as accurateas the antibody tests done in... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Time Names Orasure Home HIV Test One of "Best Inventions of the Year 2012"

Congratulations are in order to OraSure Technologies, whose in-home OraQuick HIV test has been named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of the year . As the in-home test neared final FDA approval, concerns were expressed that some users... Read more »
AIDS United

What the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Means for HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Panel Discussion

On March 15, an FDA panel voted unanimously that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test from OraSure Technologies, Inc., was safe and effective for determining a person's HIV status. The OraQuick test is poised to become the first over-the-counter, in-home... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Home HIV Test Kit: What You Should Know

You may discover OraQuick's In-Home HIV Test on the shelves of the pharmacy section at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2012, the home HIV test is intended to reduce the number of people who... Read more »