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Traditional HIV Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana's Traditional Leaders Take HIV Tests to Decrease Stigma Surrounding Disease

A Botswana chief and 30 tribal leaders on Saturday underwent HIV testing to reduce stigma surrounding the disease, the AP/ Topeka Capital-Journal reports. U.S. Peace Corps volunteers asked Botswana's Bakwena Paramount Chief Kgosi Kgari Sechele... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Traditional Healers in South Africa Trained to Encourage People to Get Tested for HIV

A group of traditional healers in South Africa is being trained to encourage people to get tested for HIV, BBC News reports. Traditional healers act as counselors and supply traditional medicine to four out of five South Africans, according to ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Fosters Collaboration Between Traditional Healers, Western Medicine in Zambia

The spread of HIV in Zambia is fostering collaboration between traditional healers and practitioners of Western medicine, IRIN News reports. The Zambian government earlier this year commissioned the first clinical trials of some traditional... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does longer wait for traditional test mean bad news?

Dr. Bob, You are a hero, I once had a condom break during anal sex (insertive) and I used this Q&A for hours/days - and sent your foundation a donation. Thankfully, I remained HIV neg. But, like many others, I stopped giving to you - and now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Craig,Welcome back to the forum. Sorry it's under such a "stressful situation!Your assessment of your HIV-acquisition risk is accurate: extremely low to negligible (not "negligent," by the way! (lol)Regarding your specific... Read more »

PCR versus traditional

Does the PCR test used to measure HIV genetic material in blood have a "window period" like the traditional "antibody" test does?I've heard two different views. One (the person administering the test) said 8 weeks. Someone...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The traditional antibody test relies on the presence of antibodies to HIV that have been manufactured by B cells (a type of immune system cells) in response to an infection with HIV. It usually takes 10-14 days for the manufacturing system to be... Read more »

Rapid vs. Traditional Blood Testing

Dr. Bob,First of all, I would like to thank your for your heroic efforts here and in the medical field. I also really appreciate your sense of humor, which without any doubt, helps scared or panicking peole who come to this site. I had a no risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello T,I agree your fears were indeed "absolutely irrational and unwarranted," particularly because you obviously knew your activities were "no risk"! I'd strongly suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy) to help you... Read more »

a baby in a traditional way

I am an hiv negative woman,may partner is positive and has under 200 viral load,13 years he has hiv.We want to have a baby,what's the risk by making a baby in a traditional way?Thank you,please be sincere...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
In an uninfected woman the risk of having an HIV infected baby by an HIV+ man, depends mostly on whether the mother becomes infected during sexual exposure at the time of pregnancy. If the mother has acute HIV infection then the risk that the fetus... Read more »
Connect With Others

IS THE TRADITIONAL HEALER RIGHT?

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Hello,

I do have a question that has been in my head for sometime. As those of you who have been following my distress postings, you all should know that my exposure was a low risk one (unprotected oral and protected sex) and it happened in the end... Read more »

home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx

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SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS...
ME PODRIAN AYUDAR...
DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS..
TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA...
2 MESES
Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS...
PODRE DEJAR DE... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What will losers like Aids2Hiv say when this test comes out ? Just proves that the newer generation tests are more accurate than what the 13 week nazis are still saying. The Elisa test out there right now can detect HIV Antibodies in 21 days making... Read more »