Would The Doctor Tell You Right Away About The Result Of Hiv Test

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Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am. I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test. My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: Physician -- HIV Test Guidelines Not Being Followed

...Physicians can easily offer HIV along with other age- or risk-appropriate screening tests. If the patient declines the offer for HIV testing, it can be noted in his or her file, said Sweet. But if a patient sees two or three doctors and is never... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

...reform and set federal HIV program funding levels for 2010. Specifically, the medical societies urge: Coverage of routine HIV testing by Medicare, Medicaid and private payers [ Click here to read HIVMA's letter to the Centers for Medicare and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Doctors Shun HIV Tests

...10 scholarships a year for specialist training since 1999. These are open to all Malawian doctors, but Taiwan insists on an HIV test as a condition of application, and only those who test negative qualify. Four doctors applied in 1999; two... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Gov. Perdue Signs Bill That Would Require Doctors to Offer Pregnant Women HIV Tests

...Sonny Perdue (R) on Thursday signed into law a bill ( HB 429 ) that would require doctors in the state to offer pregnant women HIV tests, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 5/18). The bill, sponsored by... Read more »