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What Are The Barriers Related To Voluntary Hiv Counselling And Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...government. It is important to note, however, that if you test positive at an anonymous test site and then seek care for HIV disease from a physician, you will likely be reported by name at that time. Partner Notification Voluntary partner notification programs -- also known as partner counseling and referral services (PCRS) -- allow individuals who have tested positive to get help in notifying previous sex or needle sharing partners...
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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
...HIV test. In addition, all patients initiating treatment for tuberculosis or seeking treatment for STDs should be screened. Voluntary, "opt-out" approach: CDC's recommendations strongly emphasize that HIV testing must be voluntary and undertaken... Read more »

small followup question - donation is on the way

Hi Bob,You have answered my previous question only concern in syphilis.. Is an RDR test at 3 weeks for syphilis is conclusive?The reason i asked STD question in aids forum is ,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...send my donation now ( please provide me URL )... Now my attitude towards life got completely changed... i decided to do some voluntary/charity work related to hiv/aids awareness and workshops... i live in bay area.. so if i see anything related... Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nation's two largest cities, Gaborone and Francistown. Participants are being recruited at a number of venues, including HIV voluntary counseling and testing centers, sexually transmitted disease and family planning clinics, youth organizations,... Read more »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... The authors sought to explore the feasibility and acceptability of translating a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) service model from Kenya to African communities in London. The qualitative study they designed included 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Voluntary HIV Testing, Counseling Ordered for Prison Inmates in India's Maharashtra State

... The Bombay High Court in the Indian capital city of Mumbai on Friday ordered the Maharashtra state government to provide voluntary HIV counseling and testing to 7,000 inmates in the state's four central prisons as part of a campaign to assess... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing in the Criminal Justice System

...Horsley R., Greby S.M. Characteristics and trends of newly identified HIV infections among incarcerated populations: CDC HIV voluntary counseling, testing, and referral system, 1922-1998. Journal of Urban Health 2001;78(2):241-255. Varghese B.,... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(2). In 1988, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) initiated mandatory HIV testing of inmates upon entry into prison and voluntary HIV testing of inmates on request or if clinically indicated. GDC offered voluntary HIV testing to inmates... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...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 ages 13 to 64, according to the proposed plan by the U.S. Centers for... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...countries, depending on the nature and stage of the national epidemic. In its first two years of operation, PEPFAR supported: Voluntary counseling and testing to 9.4 million people in the 15 focus countries Prevention services (including... 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 »