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Routine Hiv Testing Protocol

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests exit. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a standardized screening protocol for anal cancer does not yet exist. HIV-positive MSM are 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Each year anal cancer is diagnosed in about two people out of every 100,000 people in the...
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Would I be told if my virus had any mutation?

Hi Dr. McGowan,This is the why-not-Insentress dude from a couple of days ago. Thanks for answering that question.While answering that question, you mentioned, "Assuming that your virus has no resistance mutations (which should be tested for prior to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for the follow-up. It is usual to do a blood test (called a genotype) before starting HIV meds to check your virus for resistance. Some providers may not do this routinely, especially if you live in a part of the country Read more »

Will I test positive while on meds.?

Thank you Dr. Bob for all the excellent informtion you provide for the many people who access this site. You are an renowned expert in the field of HIV and I so value your candid responses. I have a couple of questions, please:1. I was diagnosed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Yes. HIV-infected folks will continue to test HIV-antibody positive, even if they are on antiretroviral drugs and have an undetectable Read more »

Why a 400 fold dilution? (Roberto Giraldo AIDS DENIALIST)

What are your thoughts on the below?Medical researcher Dr. Roberto Giraldo, who for the past six years has been working at a lab of clinical immunology at a large New York hospital, published his findings in Continuum's most recent issue. When an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation Giraldo writes:The ELISA test is a test for antibodies against what is supposed to be the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. To run this test, an individual's serum has to be diluted to a ratio of 1:400 with a special specimen diluent.... Read more »

whats wrong with this guy (Roberto Gilado)

Hi Dr BobThis Roberto guy is such an A****h****l. Thank god he does not practice in NY.For me i do not know what's he mission he can go to hell if there is such thing.This guy is very counter productive. Arguing test are not accurate for diagnosis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...serum is used in any immunoassay (ELISA, RIA Western blot), there is a false positive reaction. The point with having a standard protocol for operating a diagnostic test is that it should be followed; if it is not, the test is unreliable. This is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Loberti, MPH, L Minuto, MEd, Rhode Island Dept of Health. R MacGowan, MPH, A Margolis, MPH, C Courtenay-Quirk, PhD, W Chow, Div of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. Editorial... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...consent HIV testing. They see it as the gold standard, as the end-all be-all, and contend that it is still an effective testing protocol. I fought so hard to see routine opt-out HIV testing enacted as the law in Massachusetts because I know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor With HIV Didn't Infect Others

...quarantine list, testing other performers who had worked with Zeta. AIM said it tested others "on two occasions, using multiple testing methods" among contacts "from both personal and professional life." "It has been established that Patient... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Implementation of and Barriers to Routine HIV Screening for Adolescents

...department (ED). The authors surveyed health care providers about their knowledge and beliefs about HIV, and they developed a protocol for free, opt-out HIV screening of patients. Five months after the study's launch, researchers deployed an... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »