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Normal Hiv Testing In A Doctor's Office

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Centers for Disease Control recommended routine HIV screening of people in healthcare settings. This should result in more general HIV testing in the US. You can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth...
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Reactive Antibody Test and Indeterminate Western Blot??

Hi well I have been going through a considerable amount of stress these past few months. This all began when I went in for a routine checkup back in February of this year. Anyways the Dr. asked if I had ever screened for STD's and I replied no......
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your HIV tests confirms your HIV-negative status, despite the persistent indeterminate Western Blot tests. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob 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
...should result in more general HIV testing in the US. You can arrange for HIV testing at any 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,... Read more »

cbc test normal. does that mean my hiv status neg?

Hey, i was having some symptoms, swollen lymphs and thats really about it, just in the neck and groin. My doctor ordered a CBC test. It came back normal...does this mean these symptoms are not beeing caused by HIV. I've done research, but i'm not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specific HIV test 3 months after your last possible exposure. You can get the test at anonymous testing sites or through your doctor's office.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

help in interpreting the test results pleasessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Before August 2004, I had five to six unprotected encounters. Later I found out that out those six, three girls where drug addicts. That drove me wild. Here some of test I have done in past, please help me to Interpret them:1. Ist test set done in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not pursue further testing.You are negative for multiple STDs and that is great.No further testing is needed.Dr. M Read more »
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The Body

HIV Testing 101

...event -- can answer that question. Approved HIV tests are extremely reliable. There's even a saliva test you can take at many doctor's offices or clinics that will give you results in less than half an hour. (If it comes out positive, you'll... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...window period has been commonly used for a number of years. What does this mean for you? The three month window period is normal for most of the population. Many people will have detectable antibodies in three or four weeks. Very, very ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...inflammation (see Fact Sheet 484 ) even if you have no symptoms of CMV disease. CMV is reactivated in many people as part of normal aging. Some health care providers think that CMV should be treated to reduce overall inflammation levels, even if... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Migraine headaches Weight gain Worsening of existing depression Increased sensitivity to stress Melasma (skin darkening) Lipid abnormalities Nausea, vomiting Diabetes mellitus Presence of estrogen-dependent cancers History of thromboembolism... Read more »
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Boyfriend just tested +

Posted by Carly, 3 Replies
...together for 5 years having unprotected sex, so I'm pretty sure I'm positive. I'm going with him tomorrow to the doctor to get tested. I'm female, btw. I just don't know what we do now. This doesn't seem real. Are we going to die? Can we... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW DO I GET TESTED? You can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks.... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

What Are The Chances?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...called The Machinist where the main actor basically wasted away due to guilt. I have always been afraid to get an HIV test in a normal doctor office. Due to the fact that I will have no anonymity. Can anybody give me some mind saving advice... Read more »