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What Is Hiv Screening

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I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most reliable tests for routine HIV screening. My colleagues in India advise me the Tridot test is very reliable.3.Both quantitative RNA PCR and... Read more »

Not Fasting before HIV screening does matters?

Hi Robert, I remember i had a cup of coffee & a cigiratte an hour before HIV screening test and it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Opt-Out Rapid HIV Screening and Detection of HIV Infection in Emergency Department Patients

... Journal of the American Medical Association : This study examines whether widespread routine HIV screening in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) is "associated with identification of more patients with newly diagnosed HIV Read more »
AIDS.gov

Institute of Medicine Issues Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

...certain questions related to HIV testing policy and access to care. They organized a 15-member committee, the Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care which consisted of subject matter experts that planned a series of workshops and are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Screening to Be Included in Medicare Expansion

...said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. "Beginning with expanding coverage for HIV screening, we can now work proactively as a program to help keep Medicare beneficiaries healthy and take a more active... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Implementation of and Barriers to Routine HIV Screening for Adolescents

... In the current study, researchers developed and implemented a process to facilitate routine HIV screening among adolescents ages 13-18 in a large urban pediatric emergency department (ED). The authors surveyed health care providers Read more »
Connect With Others

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her either. I am worried about the baby. Will they screen her for hiv? What if they screen her for hiv and she is negative but gets it later in pregnancy. How many... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...is it possible hiv survive and infect me in this scenaria? also i am very very worried about other STD. How soon can i do STD screen? thx. pls answer. Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »