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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the
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test for hiv hcv and other std

hi!i am from greece and i received oral sex from a person i don`t know.i want to know what are the window periods for hiv and hcv.i was tested for hiv on the 3rd month and it was negative.i just want to be 100% sure for all the std`s.thank you in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to blood exposure so I wouldn't test for this exposure. I think your negative HIV test at 3 months is also reassuring since this was a low risk exposure. Read more »

Blood work and HIV Test

Hi,My doctor after a routine examination explained to me that if your blood work e.g. WBC shows normal range, it can almost be a proxy for an HIV test beacuse if HIV infected one's WBC result in blood test would be very high. Is this correct. Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Are you sure he's a real doctor? Or is he just a proxy? I do not agree! There are no proxies for an HIV test and to suggest a WBC count can be used in that way demonstrates a shocking lack of basic HIV medical knowledge. WBC counts can Read more »

HIV Testing

Hi. I had recently had minor surgery, and they took a lot of samples of my blood. I was wondering: Do they test your blood for HIV? Or if you had the HIV virus, would they let you know it? Don't they need to know if you are HIV+ before they operate...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...person would test positive, and because surgeons often operate on people who need emergency treatment and there's no time for an HIV test, they simply treat every patient as if that patient has HIV, for their own protection. To be tested for HIV,... Read more »

Blood Trnsfusion Tests?

What tests used for testing blood donated for ransfusion? An if these tests are so accurate why arent they used before the window period to eliminate an HIV infection?
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
...testing). These tests do not eliminate HIV infection. Blood banks have a special exemption from the FDA to use NAT testing for HIV diagnosis, otherwise NAT is not approved for HIV diagnosis. Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...been delayed for 7 days, 72 detainees (43%) would have been released before they could be tested, resulting in a delay in their HIV diagnosis and care, and continued risk for HIV transmission. To maximize case identification, all detainees should... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...virus. It takes the average person 12 - 14 weeks (approx. 3 months), to produce enough antibodies to show up accurately in a blood test. This 3 month period is called a "window period". If you are tested for HIV during this time, the test may... Read more »

blood banks

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 3 Replies
... when you give blood dont they imformed you if there promblems with your blood.. I was tested before I donate I was at end of the window period when Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...talking about a version of this RNA test. Comparing antibody and RNA tests HIV antibody tests are the most common and standard tests for HIV. They can test blood or oral fluids. The As someone Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 A Guide to HIV Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your... Read more »