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Is All Blood Collected In The U.s Tested For Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that...
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Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...products (such as clotting factors given to people with hemophilia), or organ or tissue transplants. This has been very rare in the United States since 1985, when the test for HIV was licensed. Since then, all donated blood and donors of organs... Read more »

HIV INTO RED CROSS BLOOD SUPPLY!?

Dr. Bob,Your answers are quite extraordinary for the stress relief of others' grief. My question is simple. If there is appx. a 3 month window for HIV testing to be efficient, how is the Red Cross Blood supply not contaminated? I think anyone could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...implemented. You can contact the Red Cross directly for a detailed description of the current policy and procedures related to blood safety. I'll mention briefly the two major layers currently in place. Layer 1: Blood Donor ScreeningThis layer... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this true? Please give me piece of mind. I have tested up to 8 months using standard elisa, its negative. can i let go or should i still do a pcr?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...kits: You can't test yourself for HIV at home. The "Home Access" test kit is only designed to collect a sample of your blood. You send the sample to a laboratory where it is tested for HIV. When Should I Get Tested?If you become infected with... Read more »

HIV testing of blood donors

Plese, what do you think about the current strategy of testing HIV antibodies only in blood donors ? Would not be safer to use also HIV antigen testing for screening ? Or some kind of Ag/Ab tests ? Please let me know your view. Thank you.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...P24 antigen testing is used to screen the nation's blood supply. The p24 antigen test detects the presence of a protein on the surface of HIV (the "p" standing for protein, and "24" Read more »
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The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...References Introduction Bernard Branson, M.D. One million people are estimated to be living with HIV in the United States. However, around 200,000 people have no idea they are infected. The majority of Americans have never... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...by bioMerieux. Different test methods often give different results for the same sample. Because the tests are different, you should stick with the same kind of test to measure your viral load over time. Viral loads are usually reported as copies... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...are closely controlled trials which require being admitted to the hospital for frequent laboratory tests of drug levels in the blood and intense monitoring for side effects. Phase 1 trials are small studies (up to 100 people) of healthy... Read more »
The Body

HIV Treatment 101

...and viral load test results, you and your doctor will have a clear picture of how HIV has progressed in your body and when you should start taking HIV medications. When it comes to taking HIV medications, first answer this question: Is now the... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Disease Control Office of Minority Health omh@cdc.gov Re: The U.S. patented cure for AIDS Dear CDC OMH: In 1997, the United States patented the cure for AIDS, patent #5676977 (abstract below). To date the CDC does not even register... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...reduce the WP further still, to 5.3 days. Conclusions: 1) Seroconversions consistently demonstrate the sequential appearance in blood of HIV RNA, HIV Ag, and @-HIV. 2) Detection of HIV RNA and/or HIV Ag can be used to confirm early infection. 3)... Read more »