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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...officials have access to the information that is reported; employers and insurance companies do not . Additionally, the names of HIV-positive Californians will only be reported to the county in which they live and to the state. The federal government will only receive a unique code for each HIV-positive individual, not their actual name. California law includes provisions that ensure the highest degree of confidentiality of name-based HIV...
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National HIV Testing Day

I heard that there is a day in June that is national HIV testing day. Do you know what day that is, and where you go for tests on that day?Thanks,Jim
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. National HIV Testing Day is June 27th of each year, and is sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA). The purpose 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
...Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the U.S., call the National AIDS Hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in... Read more »

HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals?

What is the 800 National Hotline for HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals for straight as well as gay individuals? The one listed in my Internet search was for the CDC, and they do not provide this counseling inforamtion. Thanks.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The CDC National AIDS Hotline (1-800-342-AIDS) does not provide counseling, but it does provide information on where to go for HIV testing and Read more »

How To Get Tested

Hi again Dr. Frascino,Your last response quelled my fears, and I thank you for it. Now I just want to get this off my back for good. How can I get tested and get the results within a week? You mentioned you were visiting Phoenix--I live here. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies in an HIV- infected person. This test does not test for HIV in saliva. Urine HIV antibody test: The urine HIV-1 testing method is a painless, non-evasive option for getting an HIV antibody test. This test uses the urine EIA (ELISA)... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

... June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

... Alex Simwanza, director of programs for Zambia's National HIV/AIDS Council , in an interview ahead of Zambia's national voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing in all health care settings... Read more »
White House Press Office

President Obama Urges Americans to Take the Test and Take Control on National HIV Testing Day

... President Obama issued the following statement regarding National HIV Testing Day: On this 14 th commemoration of National HIV Testing Day, I urge Americans to take control of their own health Read more »
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CAN WE RELY ON THE LABS?? Please put me at ease..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that cannot let this go. I tested at the 6 month mark, "non-reactive". BUT, I went to Quest labs, have no idea what kind of HIV antibody test was done. Does anyone know, has anyone gone to Quest? Do they do ELISA, and are they careful in... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test kits allow you to mail in a sample, and receive your results sometime later via telephone. Testing Centers Click here for NATIONAL HIV TESTING LOCATIONS If you would like to talk to someone and have any questions, you can contact the CDC... Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PURIF *HIV Antibodies/BLOOD *HIV Antigens/BLOOD *HIV Seropositivity/VIROLOGY *Immunoassay/METHODS *RNA, Viral/BLOOD SOURCE: National Library of Medicine. NOTICE: This material may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.Code). Read more »

Elisa test at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Just two questions. what is the chances of testing negative at eight (8) weeks with a ELISA test, then testing positive at twelve (12) weeks, and second what is the percentage Read more »