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Majority Of Hiv Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...have been reported by name in California and throughout the United States since the early 1980s. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged all states to collect HIV infection reports by name and the vast majority of states now do so. Fortunately, public health reporting by name has been in place for many years for other communicable diseases and this information has been successfully protected by public health...
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Corticosteroid use and HIV Rapid tests

Dear Dr Bob, Can treatment with 30mg prednisone daily for 10 days done 6 months before taking the HIV Rapid test(Method used is immuno blot) cause a false negative ?I tested negative but have Angular chelitis for nearly a month now 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not affect the validity of the result. The vast majority of cases of angular cheilitis have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (This is assuming you tested outside the window period.) My advice is... Read more »

treatment for hiv negative

Doc, although I test continually negative even at 3 years past exposure I have clinical symptoms of AIDS.[ ohl, kaposi, severe floaters]. I was wondering if a doctor can give arv's to someone who tests negative past window period of exposure but...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...I would encourage you to see an expert in Infectious Diseases to further explore these issues. The overwhelming majority of people with a negative HIV test are not infected and therefore would derive no benefit from anti-HIV therapy.Eric Read more »

dr.sherer,from india!!

i tested negative 85 days and 90 days post exposure,protected sex,and unprotected oral with a PROSTITUE.can i woohoooooooo?? can i move ongod bless youstay well
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...The majority of HIV tests are positive within 6 weeks, but occasionally a posiive test takes as long as 6 months. Thus you should repeat the test Read more »

Terminology - resistance test

A physician mentioned to me the need for "the standard commercial resistance test"?What test would this be exactly? (and what does it do)
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...What he or she means is a test to look at whether the virus has developed resistance to HIV medications.There are two major types of HIV antiretroviral resistance tests. Both use virus from the patient's blood. Genotype Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

... In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Doctors, Public Believe Mandatory, Federally Funded HIV Testing Would Benefit U.S. Health, Survey Says

...a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, health officials have recommended voluntary, routine HIV testing only for people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Testing Down, Positive Cases Up in San Mateo County

...for HIV last year, the county logged 64 new HIV cases, compared to 57 in each of the prior two years. The report showed the majority of HIV testing was not performed at the county's main STD clinic but at other facilities in the area. "The STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Nashville Officials, Black Pastors Get Vocal on HIV Testing

...director of Metro Public Healths STD program, Maynard wanted to engage African-American churches here in a discussion about HIV/AIDS in the African-American community. He added that a major goal is to take the stigma out of HIV testing so that... Read more »
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NAT exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After 160 days i tested negative, but all of my syntoms are very specific of HIV, i know maybe its almost impossible a person gets HIV and them became with aids after only 5 months, but i have my tongue very Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...used in your doctor's office, labs, and hospitals are similar to the Home Access test. The fact is that the vast majority of HIV tests in this country test for HIV 1 only, because that's really the only virus present here. I'd also hate to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous as I grow older I'm realizing what the consequences are. However, I haven't had anything major, but I decided to take an HIV test. Every since I've taken the test, I've been worried to death, however, I haven't had any major symptoms. HELP... Read more »