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Over The Counter Hiv Test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Should "Swiftly" Approve Over-the-Counter HIV Test Once Application Submitted, Editorial Says

FDA "should swiftly certify a home-use test" for HIV once such an application is submitted and the product is deemed "reliable and appropriate for use by untrained people," a New York Times editorial says. No manufacturers have filed an... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works' Larry Bryant Testifies to FDA on Over-the-Counter HIV Tests

Today Housing Works' Larry Bryant, Director of National Advocacy and Organizing testified before a panel of the Food and Drug Administration , who ultimately approved an over-the-counter HIV test (you can watch the proceedings here ). If fully... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Finishes FDA Submission for Over-the-Counter HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies said Tuesday it has completed a submission seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of its over-the-counter HIV test. The company, which makes the OraQuick Advance HIV test used in hospitals and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Over the counter meds for CMV?

Hey Dr. I had sex with a girlfriend in early August. We tested Negative (She was probably still in the window period), but I know I have HIV because I have CMV. I haven't yet gone to the doctor to get tested for CMV, but I know I have it...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sounds like you have made some fairly bold associative leaps regarding your health. Let's see - eye floaters proves CMV, CMV proves HIV, and HIV/CMV combo leads to early death. Why not take a step back, see an eye doctor and get your floaters... Read more »

over the counter testosterone

hey nelson i was thinking of taking t-bombII 168tabs from MHP. been poz now for 3 years u/d viral load and cd4 in the high 400's i am 39years old and a bodybuilder and i take atripla. not sure what my test levels are but i wanted to ask do you...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
To be honest, I have no idea what that supplement contains. Most over the counter testosterone or growth hormone boosters do not work and I have seen people have liver issues with them. We also do not know any potential interactions of these... Read more »

Is testosterone replacement counter indicated for HIV patients?

I have been taking testosterone for negative effects of HIV and the meds for many years; Androgel for the past 4 or 5. I moved and my new doctor recommends against testosterone replacement and says it is ultimately bad for HIV patients and the risks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a major lack of long term safety (ie risk for prostate cancer and heart disease data) and clinical benefit (risk of death, higher quality of life) data on the issue of long term testosterone replacement. There are lots of unsubstantiated... Read more »

HIV medications and over the counter medications

Greetings,I've been on Atripla for a little over 2 years now and my liver/kidney labs are all in the normal range. I get pretty bad headaches and have some chronic lower back pain that I treat with NSAIDS or Sinus headache pain reliever with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Milwaukee and thank you for your post.In general, occasional standard dose of over-the-counter medications are safe to take with your HIV medications. Indeed, NSAIDS or Pseudophed are usually ok. Be aware that this isn't an absolute... Read more »
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Over the Counter Orasure test

Posted by happyfrog, 2 Replies
I have a concern i took a OTC Orasure hiv test NEG at 10-11 weeks is there a need for furture testing or do i need to move on with my life? Read more »

over the counter wart remover for genitals?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I have noticed some white colored bumps near my testicles, and I have one that is larger, and the other few are very small. I was wondering if it was safe to use an over the counter wart remover such as "duofilm" it is like "Compound W" I... Read more »

At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Hi everyone.

Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results?

I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »