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What Type Of Hiv Tests Do Doctors Give

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HIV testing and Doctors

Hi. I was tested at 6 months for HIV, and never heard the results back. I'm assuming they were negative. But, my Doctor who prescribed the test seemed very scatterbrained, and said I knew more about HIV then he did...so now I'm very worried, that if...
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
Practitioners are obligated to inform patients of results and entertain post-test counseling. I would demand the results, or have it done with another practitioner. MH Read more »

6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada OKs First Rapid-Result HIV Test for Doctor's Office, Clinics

...patient and their health care provider," said Galli. "This test is designed as a screening test. It is not considered a diagnostic test for HIV," he said. "In other words, any positive on a screen has to go for confirmatory testing. The patient... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Proposal -- HIV Tests During Doctor Visits

...undiagnosed and go without treatment, according to the city Health Department. Several speakers said many residents receive an HIV diagnosis only after they develop AIDS. "It would be implementing de facto mandatory testing," said Diane Arneth,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Trinity Biotech's Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV Test for Use in Doctors' Offices, Clinics

... FDA has approved Ireland-based Trinity Biotech 's Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV test for use in almost 200,000 clinics and doctors' offices in the United States, the company on Wednesday announced, the Associated Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: B.C. Officials Want HIV Tests Offered on Routine Doctor Visits

... Public health officials in British Columbia are testing the feasibility of offering an HIV test to anyone seeking care at a doctor's office, clinic or hospital. The initiative, called Stop HIV/AIDS, is funded by a four-year, Read more »
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Can doctors take HIV tests? UK question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...UK lad here that needs to have a HIV test done but the only problem being that my local GU clinic is only open on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 4 and I cannot get Read more »

For friend: broken glass in foot

Posted by grcboy28
...worried about if one of the guys got blood on the glass shards and the blood could've transferred into her foot. She went for an HIV test through her doctor 2 wks later which was negative but now she's worried about the "window period" as it was... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like Read more »

to test or not to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hi..i read a post a while back in which a person said that they were refused a test because the doctor did not believe that he/she was at a big risk for infection..my question is..being in a low risk category (vaginal intercourse Read more »