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Specific Dangers Of Aids In Healthcare

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected by an HIV test. If you have any unexplained symptoms, talk with your health care provider and consider re-testing for HIV. Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Viral load tests detect pieces of HIV genetic material. They show up before the immune system manufactures antibodies....
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Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has recently been the subject of comparison with the US private/insurance-based health provision. Whilst I do not claim that our NHS is perfect (and what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some of the scare tactics that the insurance companies and rightwing Republicans have used to confuse and vilify the issue of health care reform here in the U.S.Dr. BobUniversal Health CareSep 6, 2009 Granted, "Universal Health Care" sounds great... Read more »

Specific interactions with alcohol

Hello,I am writing a cirriculum for healthcare workers in Southern Africa on the intersection between HIV and alcohol. One of the main areas they want covered is the interaction between the specific antiretrovirals they have available in their area...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...To my knowledge the interactions are non-specific. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver and can aggravate hepatic steatosis or other liver conditions which may be seen in persons Read more »

Hiv 2 specific test

Dr. Conway, is a specific test for HIV-2 a better and more accurate test than the HIV-1 and 2 combo test? I fear HIV based on symptoms and specific opportunistic infections[ OHL] as an example. However I have taken DNA PCR, NAT and many antibody...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I would only recommend an HIV-2 test if you are at risk of having acquired this specific infection. This would be if you live or travel to West Africa or have had contact with someone from that region. Otherwise, Read more »

Dr. Brian, what would that specific test be for HIV 2?

This was the question I asked you before:Dr. Brian, What test should I get? Will a PCR test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2 virus? I have to get a PCR test, because I was on immunosuppressants for a long period of time for my transplant. Which PCR tests...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...There is a specific test for HIV-2 virus that is available for clinical use. It may only be available in certain academic centers, but all doctors Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...recommendations for voluntary HIV counseling and testing were extended to include hospitalized patients and persons obtaining health care as outpatients in acute-care hospital settings, including emergency departments (EDs). 10 Hospitals with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Sues California Department of Health Care Services Alleging Violation of Contract Process

... The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Health Care Services , alleging that the department violated federal and state laws during the contract process for the provision of services Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...Where can I see the test results? What are the side effects, or other risks, of using this product or treatment? Whom can my health care provider call for more information? Take Your Time; Check It Out Legitimate health care providers... Read more »
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Proof that AIDS is a race-specific bio-weapoon.

Posted by Sojuro, 1 Reply
...Special Virus Programs progress report is evidence that the U.S developed the AIDS virus, and develpoed it as an ethnic or race-specific weapon. Government documents suppport the fact that The United Stated was actively and seeking to reduce... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...Atlanta and SisterLove in Atlanta to offer a public service on top of our normal operations. Here's what we have so far: HIV-Specific Price List If you know of other HIV forums we can contact, please send us a message or reply to this thread... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a little confused here and again some people are throwing out different stuff. if you come up positive with HIV they will call you right because they wont wait two weeks to call once they mail it off i thought if your positive they will Read more »