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Rapid Hiv Testing At Planned Parenthood

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Planned Parenthood Van Takes Sex Education on the Road

On Dec. 18, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic unveiled Smart Wheels, a 24-foot, $88,000 mobile sex education van that organization officials say will help double the group's outreach among Lower Hudson Valley residents. The colorful van will make... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Planned Parenthood Receives Federal Grant to Expand HIV Testing and Prevention Programs in Memphis

For the next three years, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will receive $265,000 per year from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance PPGMR's HIV prevention programming and integrate HIV prevention into... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Indiana: Planned Parenthood Offers Free STD Testing

This article was reported by WTHR-TV . WTHR-TV reported that Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) will participate in the sixth annual Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign during April's STD Awareness Month by offering free STD and HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bad advice from planned parenthood?

Hi Dr. Bob-I called my local planned parenthood concerend about a potential exposure (cut on my finger during a manicure, liquid styptic put on my cut and lotion massaged on my hands afterward), and the woman there told me it was a significant risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You cut your finger during a manicure? OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!The initial advice you received was inaccurate. I agree with the advice you subsequently got from the AIDS hotline and CDC. To answer your specific questions:1.No.2.A negative test is always... Read more »

Planned parenthood in Texas is making me wait

Hi Dr. Bob! I had unprotected insertive oral from someone and I am going to take a test at three months mark. But when I called planned parent hood. They told me to take one when after 4 months. So what should I do?.. Should I take one now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are many illogical and bizarre things about Texas for instance Tom DeLay, or certain inhabitants of Crawford and the fact that "he needed killin'" is considered a valid defense in court. Consequently I can't comment on... Read more »

Doctor-instilled fear of rapid tests

Dr. Bob:Foremost, thanks for your dedication to studying HIV - it's incredibly reassuring.A little over a year ago I had a potential exposure to HIV and let the fear linger until about 2 months ago, when I finally got tested. I went to Planned...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are absolutely correct! Your GP is not an HIV specialist and his comments about rapid testing not being "all that trustworthy" clearly underscore this fact. Sorry he made your "axiety" problem worse. There is absolutely no... Read more »

Rapid Test Needlestick Validity from late 2008: Very Alarmed!

Hello. In December of 2007 I had two very brief (less than a minute) sexual encounters which I felt put me at risk for HIV/AIDS. I did not come to this conclusion until 8-9 months later when I decided to go to Planned Parenthood and get a rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your recent worries are "unrealistic" and "pretty silly." I also agree your renewed worries about your negative HIV-antibody test are due to your OCD being OOC (out of control). If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »
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Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... Read more »

Planned Parenthood... Elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if the blood draw test provided at Planned Parenthood (the one that takes 3-5 business days); is that an ELISA? I asked them, but the girl didn't seem to know. I will appreciate your info. Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Posted by hangclean, 1 Reply
Why does planned parenthood still recommend 6 months for an antibody test? Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »