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When To Test For Hiv Infection

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Early testing of HIV infection?

Dear Doc,I was recently in India (July 26) where I had to donate blood. The hospital was using one-use kits for drawing blood. But the nurse was not wearing any protective gloves, and she also applied a band-aid with her bare hands.After returning...
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
These are very nonspecific symptoms, and could be the result of many different kinds of infections. Read more »

Can I infect myself from a HIV test?

Please dr. Bob tell me if I can infect myself from doing a test for HIV on me. I touched some of... Read more »

Anal Cancer Testing for HIV+HPV Infection

Ok, Inspired by the recent publicity of Farrah Fawcett's current cancer struggle. One doctor on... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...decreased to 1.4% and 1.7% in 2007 and 2008, respectively. During 2005-2007, the overall proportion of persons self-reporting tests for HIV within the past 12 months increased, from 14.9% in 2005 to 18.7% in 2007 (p Table 2 ). Reported by: T... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Among Populations at Risk for HIV Infection -- Nine States, November 1995 - December 1996

...public health officials, however, are concerned that HIV infection surveillance may deter some at-risk persons from seeking HIV testing. This report describes the results of a survey conducted to assess deterrents to HIV testing in populations at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Unrecognized Infection, and HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Five U.S. Cities, June 2004 - April 2005

...incidence, and unrecognized infection, particularly among young black MSM. 2-4 To reassess those findings and previous HIV testing behaviors among MSM, CDC analyzed data from five of 17 cities participating in the National HIV Behavioral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina

...detecting HIV RNA in persons with negative serological tests. Study participants included those undergoing publicly funded HIV testing in North Carolina between October 2002 and April 2005. Logistic regression was used to develop targeted... Read more »
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Infected during HIV test?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm living a nightmare. I had unprotected sex with a woman (vag/oral) on 7/1/3. At 10 weeks I got a neg ELISA. That should have been the end. However my GP Doctore daignosed Oral thrush. The next day, panicked, at 11 weeks went in for an anonymous... Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return Read more »

wtf

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative Read more »