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When Are Children Tested For Hiv

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HIV Testing in Children

My brother is adopting a child in Russia. The baby has been tested 2 times, the latest test being given at 18 months. Both test showed negative. In order to return to the states another routine antibody was conducted at 22 months. At this time the...
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
...You are correct. It is unlikely to be a real positive, unless there is some reason for the child to have become infected in the interim. Read more »

HIV testing in children

Dear Dr. Bob:As an HIV specialist and pediatrician, you may be uniquely qualified to answer this... Read more »

HIV testing requirements for children entering the USA

I am a u.s.citizen living outside the u.s.a.I have one child 12 years old and I am going to apply... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Resistance to Have Children Tested for HIV Among Family Members in Burkina Faso

...hands of at-risk children. The article includes information about ongoing efforts to educate adults about the importance of testing children for HIV (8/18). Back to other news for August 2009 Search the Newsroom archive This... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congo to Provide No-Cost Malaria Drugs, HIV Tests to Children, Pregnant Women, Official Says

... The Democratic Republic of Congo will begin providing no-cost malaria drugs to children younger than age 15 and pregnant women, Health Minister Emilienne Raoul announced Tuesday, BBC News reports. The country also Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Often Neglected in HIV/AIDS Testing, Treatment, Rwandan Official Says 500 HIV-positive children. However, Binagwaho said that in addition to HIV/AIDS-related stigma, inadequate pediatric HIV testing, treatment and counseling facilities are still impeding efforts to identify and provide treatment for HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Group Launches No-Cost HIV Testing Campaign Aimed at Children, Urges Parents to Test Children

... The Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Uganda, recently launched a no-cost HIV testing campaign aimed at children born to parents living with HIV/AIDS and those orphaned by the disease, the New Vision/ Read more »
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...with incredible fear that I have HIV. I do not know if the person I had the affair with was HIV negative or positive. I was tested on August 25, 2008 and HIV EIA test was negative. The condom never broke or fell off during my last sexual... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

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...If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found out that Read more »

SERO converted Child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...we are a heterosexual couple looking to adopt a child thru the state of nj. one of the special needs type of child is a sero converted child. can anyone provide any insight as to Read more »