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AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...long-term effects of HIV and its treatments by seeing what happens to a large number of patients as time goes by. A clinical trial is a carefully planned medical experiment. The guidelines for a clinical trial are called a "protocol." Similar to a recipe for cooking, the protocol is a document that describes exactly how the trial will be carried out. Who Can Participate in a Clinical Trial? The protocol explains the rules for...
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Will I test positive while on meds.?

Thank you Dr. Bob for all the excellent informtion you provide for the many people who access this site. You are an renowned expert in the field of HIV and I so value your candid responses. I have a couple of questions, please:1. I was diagnosed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...poppycock concocted by the AIDS denialists cult. Dr. BobAids Dissident (AIDS DENIALISM, 2010) May 11, 2010I am currently undergoing tests for HIV post exposure. I am also trying to start a non for profit organization. To keep a long story short... Read more »

why do you say 6 months when everyone else says three for HIV testing????

sorry but why on earth would you say six months for testing, when everyone from the CDC to HIV specialist to Dr. Franscino would all say 3 months for a potential exposure and for a known HIV exposure test to six months. i know you will probably not...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...performed at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 6 months after exposure.Both sets of guidelines can be readily accessed at: http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/Guidelines/If one wanted to take it upon themselves to test for only 3 months after what they perceive to... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
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
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future. Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »
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Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...time Ed's blog is updated. Ed Perlmutter was diagnosed with HIV in July 2006, and has been receiving HIV therapy through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study since September 2006. He lives with his partner in an old farmhouse on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...relevant to HIV management evolve rapidly, USPHS updates recommendations periodically. Current updates are available from the National Institutes of Health at http://AIDSinfo.nih.gov . Additional guidelines have been published by CDC and the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2009

...of HIV-related illness and prolonging life. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, urges everyone ages 13 to 64 to get tested for HIV as part of their routine health care, as... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day, February 7, 2009

...HIV testing, counseling and treatment for all. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, joins the African-American community in mourning those who have succumbed to HIV/AIDS and... Read more »
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Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. One 3 month period they will be as low as 245 the next 945 the next 485 and then 644. My... Read more »

realisation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i recently went through a tough period where i thought i might have been infected, but it turns out i wasn't. i woke up in cold sweats every night for two months, too scared to get tested, too scared to see what the results were once i was tested,... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

The truth about HEAL and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...important papers on virology, member of the National Academy of Sciences, recipient of an Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Duesberg strides to the podium to wild applause. He's a charming, avuncular... Read more »