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What Are The Barriers Related To Voluntary Counseling And Testing(vct) And HIV Testing And Counseling?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous testing means that no one has access to your test results since your name is never recorded at the test site. Anonymous test sites are preferred by some individuals because: The quality of the education and counseling is usually very good. The testing is usually free. The testing is reliable and automatically includes confirmatory tests. It protects you from any and all risks of discrimination or adverse...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals?

What is the 800 National Hotline for HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals for straight as well as gay individuals? The one listed in my Internet search was for the CDC, and they do not provide this counseling inforamtion. Thanks.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The CDC National AIDS Hotline (1-800-342-AIDS) does not provide counseling, but it does provide information on where to go for HIV testing and counseling. The counseling is designed to explain the test process and meaning of the test results. In... Read more »

hiv counseling

how to counsel the pre and after testing hiv patients?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV testing is best accompanied by counseling to provide education about HIV and how it is transmitted. The testing process in the US is undergoing "streamlining" in order Read more »


That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hola Antonio!Congratulations! WEPA!!!!Why is HIV testing different from cholesterol and anemia testing? Well, for one thing, you aren't at risk of being discriminated against Read more »

How To Get Tested

Hi again Dr. Frascino,Your last response quelled my fears, and I thank you for it. Now I just want to get this off my back for good. How can I get tested and get the results within a week? You mentioned you were visiting Phoenix--I live here. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies in an HIV- infected person. This test does not test for HIV in saliva. Urine HIV antibody test: The urine HIV-1 testing method is a painless, non-evasive option for getting an HIV antibody test. This test uses the urine EIA (ELISA)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing for African Communities in London: Learning From Experiences in Kenya

...through analysis of the transcripts of the discussions and the workshop. While participants indicated that a community-based HIV VCT service would be acceptable to African communities in London, they also identified several barriers to its use.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of HIV Testing, Counseling and Treatment in Coping With HIV/AIDS in Uganda: A Qualitative Analysis

... The current qualitative study explores the role of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and treatment in helping HIV-positive Ugandans cope with the disease. The researchers conducted 12 predetermined Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Counseling Services Received by Teen Males, 1995-2002

...set out to determine whether improvements have been made in the delivery of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and/or HIV counseling services to teenage males. Analysis was performed on data from two nationally representative surveys of 15-... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian Advocacy Group Encourages HIV-Positive Couples to Marry, Offers Counseling, Other Services

...spreading to HIV-negative people, the AP/ reports. The program is run by the Bauchi Action Committee on AIDS and offers counseling and money to couples who are living with HIV/AIDS and are planning to marry. According to the... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »

counseling and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I went for the 13 week test today, even though the guy's test that I was involved with came back negative. I know how irrational my fear can get, and I didn't want it sneaking back up on me. They used the rapid oral test- and it was neg! My... Read more »

HIV testing, counseling, and referal Atlanta, GA

Posted by Anonymous
... AIDS Survival Project HIV testing, counseling, and referal Description: Under supervision of the Program Manager of Prevention Counseling the HIV Pre/Post Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...or local Ministry of Health through their Web site or telephone services to determine where to find local HIV screening and counseling services. What do I do if I test HIV-positive? Do not panic. Most health practices, clinics, and centers have... Read more »