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What To Say When Counseling Hiv Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...women are aware that they are infected with HIV and take appropriate treatments to prevent transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission continues to occur mostly among women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. However, the antibody test may not be...
Ask the Experts

hiv counseling

how to counsel the pre and after testing hiv patients?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...transmitted. The testing process in the US is undergoing "streamlining" in order to remove any obstacles to getting more people tested. The most important thing to impart is that the test is a mesasure of antibody and that it is a reflection of... Read more »

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
...presentation was given by a fellow San Franciscan, Shelly Facente, the coordinator for evaluation and quality assurance for the HIV Counseling, Testing, and Linkage programs in the San Francisco Department of Health. She was evaluating reports of... Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet. I am in Canada, so maybe it'll take a little longer.I wanted to ask for follow-up information regarding the issue with the rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...presentation was given by a fellow San Franciscan, Shelly Facente, the coordinator for evaluation and quality assurance for the HIV Counseling, Testing, and Linkage programs in the San Francisco Department of Health. She was evaluating reports of... Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy..Scared and Donating to You

Dr BobI have read recent reports, one on TheBody, that says the OraSure Advance Test is not very accurate. I tested negative at 15 weeks since last possible exposure using a fingerprick Rapid Test. Should I now get retested using another test? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...presentation was given by a fellow San Franciscan, Shelly Facente, the coordinator for evaluation and quality assurance for the HIV Counseling, Testing, and Linkage programs in the San Francisco Department of Health. She was evaluating reports of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African TB Nurses' Experiences of Provider-Initiated HIV Counseling and Testing in the Eastern Cape Province: a Qualitative Study

...infection. The current study assessed factors playing a role in the "limited but effective" implementation of provider-initiated HIV counseling in TB clinics there as part of a clinical trial. The parent study was a pragmatic, cluster-randomized... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: Experts Debate HIV Counseling, Testing Among HIV-Discordant Couples

... A post on USAID's " Impact Blog " examines a debate on HIV counseling and testing "among couples in which only one of the two partners has HIV." On one side of the debate, researchers "argued that Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Mass Media Campaigns to Promote Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing Services in Kenya

... Kenya has rapidly scaled up its voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) services, from three sites in 2000 to 585 by June 2005. Beginning in 2002, these services were promoted by Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

... What You Should Know About HIV Counseling and Testing If you have engaged in any behavior that can transmit HIV, such as the ones detailed in this booklet, it is very Read more »
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CAN WE RELY ON THE LABS?? Please put me at ease..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi everyone! I am definitely one of those that cannot let this go. I tested at the 6 month mark, "non-reactive". BUT, I went to Quest labs, have no idea what kind of HIV antibody test was done. Does Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...comments are welcome. thank you. http://www.mass.gov/dph/aids/edu_promo/guide_counsel_test.pdf MDPH HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 A Guide to HIV Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV... Read more »

Just took the test!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...them tomorrow night. I am the one who has been posting on here lately about the encounter in 1992 that has me scared but still tested neg in 2000 with Home Access. I know everyone says to get over this and get help but I wanted to get one more... Read more »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sex for three months and go get tested. Home access if fine but keep in mind your hard earned tax dollars have gone to fund HIV counseling centers all over the country. In order for these centers to get federal dollars they have to go through... Read more »