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Nih Hiv Test Protocol

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH to Test Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention in Women

Researchers will launch a large, multinational clinical trial this month to test the effectiveness and extended safety of a vaginal ring containing an experimental antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV infection in women. With a projected 3,476 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces on NIH-Funded AIDS Drug Trials Involving Foster Children

Researchers who conducted NIH -funded HIV/AIDS drug trials involving hundreds of HIV-positive foster children often did not appoint independent advocates for the children, despite policies requiring the assignments, according to a review of the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Do I do a protocol???? PLS HELP, I'M CONFUSED!

Dear Dr. Cohen,First, my infinite thanks for your time and expertise! I was diagnosed HIV+ in Sept. '99 with viral load at 180,000 and CD4 at 47. I was put on Viracept, Epivir and Zerit, and have subsequently hovered around CD4 250, and viral...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, we've learned a few lessons from the past few years of studies.First - is that those who start meds with a viral load that is "high" like over 100,000 have a lower chance of seeing viral suppression to below 50 copies on many... Read more »

protocol 076 and infants

Why do infants who test positive at birth test negative 2 years later and some continue to test positive 2 years later?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It is important to define what test is performed; if one is testing for antibody, all babies born to HIV infected mothers will test positive for antibody at birth because mothers antibodies are transmitted to the baby and these antibodies can... Read more »

Help with accidental needle prick protocol

I am in the Dental Hygiene program at my college and while cleaning the teeth of a patient with Hepatitic C I accidently pricked myself with an instrument. I've been to the hospital yet they are unsure of the protocol that should be followed....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should have baseline testing for hepatitis B and C. I am not certain why you were prescribed Crixivan and Combivir for HIV prevention since I do not know the details of your exposure or the patient's HIV status. Usually HIV prophylaxis is... Read more »

Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Many healthcare workers providing HIV care do not routinely offer anal PAP smears. Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by bartleby

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: National HIV Testing Day Protocol Based HIV Counseling
Where: AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road, Suite A, Austin, TX, 78752
When: Wednesday,... Read more »

Being hunted down. Is this normal protocol?

Posted by PageofCups, 2 Replies

Hi. Oh kay maybe hunting is too strong a word but still. I got a letter dropped off at my place by someone from the Health and Prevention services. The letter was dropped off to my boyfriend (I wasn't home) and he said the messenger, who was... Read more »

Testing Nightmare, 4 tests 3 days, 6 tests 2 weeks

Posted by sms988, 1 Reply
I got tested after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" because I waited the right amount of time, it's how the test administrator performed the test. He... Read more »

Question to those who have taken the HIV test..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
and were found negative...
Did the clinic or wherever place you went to get tested call you tell you that your results were in? or did you check back periodically to see that they were ready?

umm... does anyone know of the general protocol

bugging out... Read more »