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What Are Two Types Of HIV Tests

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Sex life and aids (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

Can you get aids from any type of sex, such as fingering, oral, or actual sex, if you and your partner both dont have aids? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This QTND (Question That Never Dies) continues to, well, never die! It's a direct consequence of Dubya's abstinence-only sex education programs or perhaps of home schooling. See below.Dr. BobBareback possibility (HIV TRANSMISSION... Read more »

hiv question (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

can you get hiv if you bleed during unprotected sex but both people are unifected?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're wondering if two HIV uninfected people could get HIV having unprotected sex with each other!?!? Once again a QTND (question that never dies) rises like a phoenix from the ashes. See below for the ATNC (answer that never changes).Dr.... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »

blood to blood (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

If you're having unprotected sex and both of you bleed, can this cause HIV to form, or if you're both clean, will nothing happen?Sex ed never teaches you about how it forms....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we have another example of the consequences of abstinence-only sex education! Can there be any doubt we need to bring back science-based sex education?Questioner, HIV is a virus that is transmitted from one infected person to an... Read more »
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SUB TYPES? Please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is the deal with all the sub types and what test will detect these (home access, PCR, ELISA HIV1/HIV2) Also, if you were with someone from another country (Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa) what test should you use? Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »