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What Type Of Lancets Are Used For Hiv Testing

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Dr. Bob, Hope you are well. You never did answer my question about my worrying about a reused lancet at Out of the Closet Thrift store while getting an HIV test. I know why. I went through the archives and have seen that you have answered that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Depressed Italian Girl,Thanks for your kind comments and for using the archives to find the information and/or reassurance you desire. Your research is correct: Lancets Read more »

Hepatitis/HIV Exposure? Blood to Fresh Wound?

Hello and thank you!! I recently had a rapid hiv (finger prick) test performed at a local clinic. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Munoz, MACS, personal communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet , Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

...Spread of HIV/AIDS " (Baleta, Lancet Infectious Diseases , December 2006). " WHO and UNAIDS Set Controversial Course for HIV Testing " (Bass, Lancet Infectious Diseases , December 2006). Back to other news for December 8, 2006 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Series Article Calls for Changes to Approach to Fighting HIV-Associated TB

...control since the epidemic of HIV-associated tuberculosis began. However, the full potential of ART, in combination with HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, infection control, and isoniazid and co-trimoxazole preventive therapy, has yet to be... Read more »
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HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...near san fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS is no exception. This book delivers a telling critique of the behavioral explanation of epidemic AIDS and the stereotypes that lie beneath it. It also shows how the methodologies applied in recent epidemiology and health economics are... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »


Posted by hello123, 1 Reply
...Where can I buy lancets? I went to the pharmacy today and they only had the kind that you put into a machine. I need ones that you can use by themselves. Home Access counselor told me to buy lancets or try Read more »