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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...
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 »

Confusion about the early HIV test. HELP DOCTOR BOB.

Hi Doc BOB. I have a quick question that I think has not been answered before (or at least the very... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Proposal -- HIV Tests During Doctor Visits

A proposed state law to make HIV testing easier and allow health officials to use patient medical data to ensure treatment and care divided some 60 Staten Island activists at an April 10th forum. The forum was the fifth of six scheduled in all New... 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 Press reports. FDA first approved the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

On Oct. 25, Health Canada approved for the first time a rapid HIV test for use in doctors' offices, clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Using a drop of blood, the Insti HIV antibody test produces results in 60 seconds on average, said Richard... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Coming Soon: Routine HIV Testing in Your Doctor's Office

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF) is expected to publish a new recommendation that HIV testing should be part of routine well-patient doctor's office visits . News service Reuters reports the recommendation is expected to be published... 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 down there due to my work. I was wondering if my local GP can do them and whether... Read more »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would be appreciated Read more »

Just tested, strange info from doctor...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys. Just a quick question. I had a fairly high risk unprotected encounter a few months ago. I was tested shortly afterwards, and then again at exactly 13 weeks. I had to push my doctor a bit to test again at 3 months, because she said the... Read more »

Primary doctor says to test at 6 months??? Please Read. Looking for insight...

Posted by treeoflife1, 3 Replies
So i had 15 seconds of unprotected sex with a possible sex worker. I was tested at 7 weeks Oraquick and received a negative result. The clinic lady seemed to have preset answers to any question I had and had no real interest in my well being. She... Read more »