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Time Guidelines For Hiv Testing

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HIV Treatment Guidelines

Table of Contents Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) What Are Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) Some of the important updates in the most recent version of the US Departmentof Health and Human Service's (DHHS) guidelines for the treatment of HIV...
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Please help! Testing guidelines question!

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read this... I had a potential exposure 11 months ago and had several tests at three and six months ending with neg hiv antibodies, neg hep c antigen and hep c antibody. I would drop my worries but I have...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thank you for writing in. You are negative from this encounter. Any testing done at three months or later would be considered conclusive. I'm afraid that I don't have much to offer you other than this is not HIV. If you are not... Read more »

3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from discussing this with other HIV MD's that the 3 month antibody test is pretty definitive. That is, if the 3 month test is negative after an exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Vegas-Doc,I've discussed this topic numerous times over the years. Check out the archives for a more detailed discussion.Briefly, IMHO (which I recently learned from my young niece means "in my humble opinion") a negative... Read more »

Change in CDC guidelines about frequency of CD4 test for people with stable CD4 levels??

Yesterday at my quarterly meeting with my doctor to discuss my latest bloodwork, he told me that a couple of months ago the CDC had changed its guidelines regarding how frequently people with stable CD4 levels ought to have their CD4 levels...
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
Yes, the new national guidelines issued last month indicate that in those people who have had stable HIV infection for some time, CD4 counts can now be monitored every 6-12 months. This is on a case by case basis and is based on a long term pattern... Read more »

can i woo-hoo too? (TESTING GUIDELINES)

hi Dr robert. i received oral sex from a person i dont know at all.i got tested for hiv on the 2nd and on the 3rd month,both negative.i know that i have to get retested on the 6th month just to be extra sure.but some doctors told me that an hiv test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Depressed from Greece,Unanimity would be great; unfortunately we're not there yet due to a variety of factors. For instance, not everyone's immune system works exactly the same. Some folks may take a bit longer to produce detectable... Read more »
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July 17,2001 Draft HIV CTR Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous
Here below is what the DRAFT on the 17 July is about. Hope you find it's interesting.
5.4 Follow-up Testing in Clients with Negative HIV Test Results
Decisions about the timing and... Read more »

CDC's guidelines again,I promise this is the truth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

labrador canada guidelines

Posted by Anonymous
When we become infected with any virus (cold virus, flu virus, HIV virus, etc.), our immune system produces antibodies which are used to destroy that particular virus. However, the antibodies we produce to fight HIV are not capable of destroying HIV. Read more »

Window Guidelines

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The information is excerpted from a joint paper produced by the state and NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window... Read more »