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What Are The Hiv Testing Requirements In The New York State?

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What Is HIV?

...Africa, an ancestor of HIV evolved into a form that jumped from monkeys to humans. The history of the global HIV pandemic is more recent, however: The world only began to pay attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when gay men in New York City and San Francisco began to die of a mysterious illness. The term "AIDS" -- which is what doctors call it when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the virus now known as HIV...
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Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised Mr. Happy?... Read more »

Confusion about New York State Testing website

Dear Dr. Bob,With all of the disinformation circulating on the web, you are a godsend.I live in New York and I had a very low risk exposure (protected oral with a high risk person) and I was considering getting tested (even though a Doctor I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Confused in New York,As it turns out, I don't think you are "confused in New York;" I think it's New York that is a bit befuddled at the moment. Well, Read more »

Breaking News? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS)

Good Morning, Could you please explian to me the Breaking News the HIV- instant test are not relieable?Not sure I understand themeaning of the doctors paper.I am a monthly donor and am so very gratful for your website
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich! Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised Mr. Happy?... Read more »

Anonymous HIV Testing

1: By October, 2007 the CDC will eliminate federal funding for States that endorse the UI testing system to track the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What will happen to anonymous HIV testing sites?2. Are people more likely to get tested if they know that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Association (GLMA), along with organizations such as the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York City, and the National Association of People With AIDS, believes that named HIV reporting would be... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

... Some New York state health care workers -- including emergency department workers, paramedics and EMTs -- are hoping to change a state law Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

...A new state regulation will require all infants born in New York whose mothers have not been tested for HIV during their pregnancy be tested for the virus within 12 hours of birth, the New Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York State AIDS Advisory Council Passes Resolution That Recommends Eliminating Written Consent Requirement for HIV Tests

... The New York State AIDS Advisory Council earlier this month voted 6-3 to pass a resolution that recommends eliminating the state's mandatory Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Churches in New York State Offer Free HIV Testing During Church Hours

...the United States, even though they represent only 12% of the U.S. population ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 7/8/02). In New York, African Americans and Hispanics have made up a disproportionately high number of HIV and AIDS cases since the... Read more »
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Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...How soon after exposure can HIV infection be detected? With the HIV antibody tests used in New York State, virtually all people who are infected will test positive within one month of being infected. Most people will test positive Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

I Love New York

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Based upon a clearer understanding of current scientific and clinical data, the Departments of Health (DOH) for the State and New York City have determined that the "window period" for HIV infection probably does not exceed one month in most... Read more »

3 months according to NY State Nurses Assoc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The following question and answer is taken from a document available on the New York Sate Nurses Association website (www.nysna.org). I know that this document has been referred to before, but I want to share Read more »