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When Is A Hiv Test Required

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legislation in Chinese Autonomous Region Would Eliminate Anonymous HIV Testing, Require Names

"Health officials in southern China are proposing new legislation to require real-name registration for HIV testing, a move aimed at lowering infection rates that has sparked controversy over personal privacy," the Wall Street Journal's "China... Read more »
U.S. Department of State

HIV Testing Requirements for Entry Into Foreign Countries

An increasing number of countries require that foreigners be tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prior to entry. It is usually required as part of a medical exam for long-term visitors, i.e. students and workers. The following list of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports. Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require inmates... Read more »
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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 for him for a green question is.When I apply for my childs green card in a u.s.embassy outside the u.s. can the embassy force my child to take...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. For the answers to these questions in your specific situation, you will need to contact your local US embassy or consulate directly. More information about HIV issues related to immigration and green cards can also be... Read more »

required hiv testing for pregnant women

What types of drug regimen for HIV positive pregnant women are there?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There are many different drug regimens that can be used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to infant. Some of the more common regimens are AZT + 3TC, AZT + 3TC + nelfinavir, or AZT + 3TC + Nevirapine.BJ... Read more »

Are certain professionals required to have HIV tests?

A guy I was dating (a semi-pro basketball player for the International Basketball Association)said that HIV testing was standard in the physical for eligibility. Is this true? I believed him and after a 6 month, supposedly monogomous relationship,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As far as I know, in the brouhaha that resulted when Magic Johnson made his famous disclosure in 1991, the US professional basketball association obtained HIV education and determined that HIV infection was not an adequate reason to bar someone from... Read more »

More Testing required

Sir, I just a concern that I am putting forward to you: I have tested HIV 2 times on 2 different methods and they are as follows : The first method is: Rapid Screening test for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies Method Immunochromatography. Kit used HIV TRI DOT...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,These two tests provide a very strong assessment of your negative status.I don't think that you'd require an ELISA for any further diagnostics at this time.Be well (and safe),BY... Read more »
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avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

please help! fair judgement required!

Posted by amrit, 3 Replies
Hello guys and gals :)
Here is my story that gives me panik 2 months allready.
just as most people i was stupid! and how much stupid!!!
I visited cambodia that is one of the most hiv infected countries in the east and i had a crush on cambodian girls.
i... Read more »

Do I require further testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I got the result of an Elisa-test last week, it came out negative. It was 23 weeks after the one and only unsafe exposure I had with an woman status unknown (no sex. worker). Do I require further testing or can I ease my mind? Thanks in... Read more »

new mexico only requires 2 months b4 testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just read on the body site the link to testing on the main page and there is an article that writes that in New Mexico testing at 2 months is conclusive. Why does New Mexico use 2 months (Sweden does as well) but every where else is 3 -6... Read more »