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Steps Of HIV Testing

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Senators Step Up to Get HIV Tests

Ahead of Friday's National HIV Testing Day, Michigan Sens. Hansen Clark, Martha G. Scott, Gilda Jacobs, and Tupac Hunter underwent HIV testing this week at the state Capitol. Matthew Hulbert, prevention coordinator for the Lansing Area AIDS Network,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Health Facilities Step Up Routine Testing for HIV

Houston is one of 25 areas participating in a CDC initiative that provides HIV testing funds to select health departments, hospitals, and clinics. The goal of the $35 million federal program is to test 1.5 million people nationwide this year. "It's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore: More Stepping Forward for Anonymous HIV Testing, Says Advocacy Group

The advocacy group Action for AIDS (AfA) in Singapore reports that more individuals are taking anonymous HIV tests. So far, 1,368 persons have been tested for HIV at AfA's mobile van in the past 11 months. Of this number, seven persons tested... Read more »
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One Step Rapid screening test, help please.

please answer my question, i really need an answer, i got tested for HIV 1 and 2 using the method one step-rapid screening test, i got tested on the 27th day of my post exposure, my question is, how reliable is the test that i have done? it came out...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test is very reliable. Repeat testing may make you feel more reassured and the chances that second test will be positive depends on what your exposure was exactly. However a negative test at 27 days is very very reassuring.DW... Read more »

First Steps when diagnosed HIV-Positive?

I live in Thailand and my brother-in-law recently learned that he was HIV-Positive, he found out only when his wife became gradually more sick until, about 3 weeks ago, she was diagnosed with the virus--she has just been sent home from the hospital...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I know that antiretroviral medication is available in Thailand through government sponsored programs that produce generic antiretrovirals. His doctor should be able to guide him into the system so that he can... Read more »

ls this the first step for a cure of HIV ???

Hi Dr Keith, l love your work and you give us hivs so much hope, can you please read this story and let us know what you think ??? it looks like the 40 year old man has been cured, should we be clebrating ???thank you so much for your time...Given...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That report is very interesting as a single case. The follow-up time is still short so more time and informmation is needed to comment with more confidence. It is too early to tell if there is wider applicability to the techniques used and whether... Read more »

New big step?

HelloCould you detail the potential consequences of what is presented in France as a new possible huge step in the hiv...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The French group have identified a protein, called human phosphate binding protein, that appears to inhibit HIV growth in the test tube. (Though I find it interesting that as of this point, there are no English-language... Read more »
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Step 1: Finally got tested!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well its been over three months since my last sexual encounter with a woman. I finally got the balls to go buy a home access hiv-1 test kit and sent out the sample blood this past friday( took a load off my chest just by getting it done). I don't... Read more »

I made the first stepped

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally called a local clinic to ask about HIV testing and to see when it is offered. Now, all I have to do is go in and take the damn test instead of worrying all the time about it. I posted earlier this week about a sexual relationship I had... Read more »

Making the first steps

Posted by Momchild, 1 Reply
Im a single parent with the fear that I don't know how Im going to get thru this life chaning journey that Im going to have to face. I fear for my child future like any parent and my own stability. I hope to do all I can in time to save and put away... Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
Hi all. Just want to warn you that if you're feeling kind of down, you might not want to read on. I have to release some of my frustration and fear, don't really have anywhere else I feel comfortable doing it.

Today one of my nurses called and... Read more »