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What Are The Ways You Can Get Tested For Hiv?

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HIV Testing 101

...or Rubbing Kissing Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission Masturbation Menstruation Oral Sex (In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal Intercourse (Insertive) Vaginal Intercourse (Receptive) Vibrators Vomit Watersports (Urine) Receptive...
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Dear Doctor:My mom is HIV positive since 2000.She didn't tell me till september 11 2006.I was in shock because 1 month before my finger was accidentally stick by the nedle she was using.It wasn't a deep punture,just a little stick and immediately i...
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
...CD4 counts are not the way to test for HIV infection. Serial HIV antibody tests are the way you test for HIV infection. Read more »

Testing during IVF/ICSI

Is there a way to test for HIV in a morula during IVF or ICSI?I think the answer is no since the morula can not create anti-bodies... am I right or is there another way of testing? RonNetherlands
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I think that it would be very difficult to test a morula for for direct evidence of HIV infection without harming the development of the morula. BJ Read more »

HIV 1 and HIV 2

Dear Dr. Gallant, What is the best way to be tested for HIV 1 and 2? I have been hearing different methods for testingpurposes (PCR, Elisa, Virus load). Which test would give me the most accurate result at 3 months both for HIV 1 and 2. Howmuch it...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...The best test for HIV is the HIV serology: an ELISA with a confirmatory Western blot if the ELISA is positive. The test is highly accurate at 3 months, Read more »

Dr.Aberg, it is unlawful to knownly pass HIV to another person in UK

Dr. Aberg: The British Courts just passed in to law the wilful of HIV to others without their consent or knowledge. By the way, I tested HIV negative at 29 weeks. Is that enough testing, dispite my having sore ( not swollen) nodes?Thanks,Patrick
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Patrick,Thanks so much for the follow up. Yes, you have had enough testing. I don't know why you still have tender lymph nodes. I am assuming your doctor looked for other reasons such as dental abscesses, Read more »
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Ways to Test for HIV

...Using an In-Home Kit Why Not Use More Sensitive Tests? Introduction About four to six weeks after you've been exposed to HIV, you will want to test for it with a standard HIV antibody test. You can get this test at anonymous HIV testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

...Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect the virus weeks earlier than standard screening, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Meets to Discuss Ways to Test Safety, Efficacy of Experimental Microbicides to Prevent HIV Transmission

...An FDA panel yesterday met to discuss ways to test the safety and efficacy of microbicides in preventing HIV transmission, Dow Jones News Service reports (Middleton, Dow Jones News Service , 8/20). Microbicides include a range of Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...antibodies to HIV 1 - 3 months blood, oral, rapid 1 week, 20 minutes for rapid Looks for.................... Window period........... Options for Read more »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, Read more »

hiv 2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what tests would be used for hiv 2 i have had hiv 1 tests neg but i wasnt tested for hiv 2 having hiv related symptoms would 3 hiv 1 tests pick up something Read more »