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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the
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Hepatitis B & HIV Coinfection

I am taking Baraclude 1mg & Viread 300mg for my Hepatitis B. However, My resent HIV test came back positive with no vidal load or negative/non-reactive. I also did the OralQucik Rapid with blood and that can back negative or non-reactive. The doctor...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your rapid HIV test measures antibodies so taking your Viread would not have affected that test. You can be assured that your HIV test is negative.As Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank for your question.No there is no dietary restriction on when an HIV test can be done. the test measures antibodies against the virus that develop over weeks. The P24 test is a direct measure of part Read more »

Curious?

Hello Dr. McGowan, I have emailed to you before and you were VERY helpful in answering my questions thank you.I have another question for my own educational purposes, why is it that for an HIV test fastening is not required, unlike for other blood...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...food could interfere with what you are testing...such as blood sugar or lipids (fat and cholesterol content of the blood). HIV tests measure antibody levels which are the same in the fed or unfed state.JOe Read more »

Lenghth of confirmed results

Dr. Horwath-I am a woman who has been in a monogomous relationship with a man who is HIV negative for the past year or so. Recently I took an HIV test and was found to be negative. My question to you is the office in which i took the test did not...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The HIV test measures antibodies against certain proteins in the virus. There is a period of time of time between exposure to HIV and developing Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: HIV Testing Measure Advances

...Rock), amended it to include all released inmates, not just parolees. Allen also removed a provision that would have required HIV testing for all Department of Corrections employees. Under the measure, inmates who test positive for HIV would be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Senate Passes Measure Requiring HIV Tests for Prostitution Convicts

... On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure that would require HIV testing for persons convicted of promoting prostitution. Its companion bill received House approval by a 92-3 vote last month. The Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Gov. Spitzer Signs Measure Allowing Rape Survivors to Request HIV Tests for Indicted Suspects

...Eliot Spitzer (D) on Thursday signed into law a measure allowing rape survivors to request that indicted suspects undergo an HIV test, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports (Wiessner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle , 8/24). The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Legislature Approves Measure Requiring Suspects Indicted for Rape to Be Tested for HIV

...for rape to be tested for HIV, the Buffalo News reports (Precious, Buffalo News , 6/22). The state's current law requires HIV tests after conviction of rape. New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) and some state lawmakers have been lobbying for the... Read more »
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HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."undetectable" status?? If someone's condition is made "undetectable" through drug therapy will they still test hiv-pos on a routine hiv test or will the test hiv-neg because of their "undetectable" condition???? Comments??? Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...presenting in 1985-1986 were examined in 1987 by various then available methods: five screening tests, one Western blot, and one test for HIV antigen [2]; 56 samples from eight patients not receiving ART during their PHI in 1994-1997 were... Read more »