Free hiv testing houston

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1086863 tn?1278633915 i live near houston texas which is like a medical capitol, but all the medical centers im talking to seem to have never heard of a oraquick or a free testing clinic unless medicaid is involved. any advice on a good testing facility?
Avatar m tn I looked up a clinic right next to my work. They offer FREE HIV testing. Considering it was FREE, I went by and in 15 minutes had a negative Clear View finger prick test result! Officially, 4.5 weeks past my last exposure, but 5 < for all others. The one I'm especially worried about is the 5 week one, so this is great news in my mind. In fact, 2 of the 4 are marked off the list completely in my mind considering durations of 6.5, and 7.5 weeks.
Avatar n tn Handsfield or Dr.Hook at the HIV expert forum, they've stated that the estimated risk of HIV transmission during a single unprotected exposure like yours is 1 in 1000. However this figure is ONLY applicable when you know for a fact that your partner is HIV positive, you however do NOT know your ex-boyfriend's status, hence your risk proves to be even lower than this statistic -- very low.
Avatar n tn Central Clientele: General public Anonymous HIV testing (free), confidential HIV testing (free), TB testing, prevention counseling, health education/risk reduction, HIV prevention education, nurse on-site, hepatitis vaccination, case management for HIV/AIDS, financial education/emergency assistance, food pantry, housing assistance, medication assistance program, transportation.
Avatar n tn 4. Acknoweldged, and appreciated. 5. I've made a habit of going to see the same HIV Testing counselor each time I needed to get tested. As a result a friendship of sorts has developed. An ELISA test was done, Oraquick. It was negative. However, The MD wanted to do a blood test because he thought it looked like primary HIV infection. He also initiated treatment for syphillis. My counselor and I discussed it for several minutes. I was content to wait 30 days and retest.
290867 tn?1333572878 to educate ppl about risks, transmission, and testing for hiv. i've made some wonderful friends here at medhelp since joining in february 07...and always look forward to making new ones.
Avatar f tn Otherwise - while I don't know about the doctor part I do know that the drug companies will help you out with their patient assistance programs and give you the medications for free. The cost of the meds is well over 20k alone JUST for the ribavirin and interferon. Unfortunately, you'd still need to pay for the doctor visists and tests and stuff though. Someone in here must know how to help you find a trial in Texas. That would be a perfect thing for you.
Avatar n tn Pegylated interferon and ribavirin have several serious side effects, including depression, anemia, and neutropenia. Some of these side effects overlap with symptoms of HIV disease and side effects of certain HIV medications. Potentially dangerous drug interactions between ribavirin and other nucleoside analogues -- notably ddI (Videx) and d4T (Zerit) -- have also been documented. Coinfected people often experience severe side effects during HCV treatment, making adherence difficult.
Avatar n tn The cost of healthcare in texas is still on the rise even though he passed tort reform,,,,we are still waiting on it. The city of houston is now ranked #1 in air pollution. We have Mr Bush to thank for that as he relaxed the pollution control laws. Another thing I laugh at,,,,the year 2000, he ran as a uniter not a divider. The country is more partisan then it has ever been before and the same is specially true in texas. As for Kerry being a coward...
Avatar f tn I have to keep the cost of testing as low as I can. Basically, I can afford the minimum amount of testing needed. I will also be paying for follow-ups out of pocket. Thanks Idyllic.
1225178 tn?1318984204 I had been extra tired for about 3 years. I knew nothing about Hep and actually had an HIV test 3 years ago searching for answers. March 2010 I went back to the Doc asked him to run some blood tests, and ALT came back at 184. He then ran an antibody test I got those results 4/17/10. I was in total disbelief. It seems like so long ago now. I got lucky type 2b and shot 16 on Friday.
Avatar m tn 5 days is on the early side for testing. In the meantime, go do something fun this weekend, and stay off the internet. Don't research anything, and try to keep your mind off it.
Avatar m tn Along the way, doctors like Zihari and Zagon found that in very low doses, their patients with viral diseases, like HIV, hepatitis, etc. got better. And at these low doses, it is very safe for the liver - there are tons of articles about it on PUBMED - where both Joyce and I get our information that we share with the members of our group. Anyway, sorry to be so longwinded - but LDN is for real and soon, many more folks will be telling their own stories about using it. Bummer about Dr.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the link Jenny This article did mention much collected data that did not directly apply to this particular study of 9 patients. Such as PBMC and liver vl. Imo no reason to mention in this article other test methods that were NOT used on these 9 test subjects... seems misleading to me, maybe purposely ? After reading this study in full, my laymen conclusion is, this study used patients with less than satisfactory viral load SVR testing.
479244 tn?1271567259 The bottom line for me is that you should be testing for insulin resistance. Baseline, when you are ordering a viral load, getting a genotype, checking the CBC, the platelet count, that sort of thing. I think throwing in a fasting insulin and a fasting glucose, but ensuring that it is a fasting glucose, and by just adding a fasting insulin, I think gives you a tremendous amount of data that could be used.
304153 tn?1194827741 you will not cure this with vitamins or herbs though. Peroxide has as many bad side effects as well good, more really; it does cause free radical formation. When we think we are doing all we can, our pains can lessen. that doesn't mean the disease is gone, just that your possitive steps have calmed your mind and pain. Meanwhile the bug marches on.
Avatar n tn I hate to wade into this argument, as I have so many times before, but I think there should be some other sides that should be argued. You seem to be a really reasonable, intelligent person..... the type of poster who can "agree to disagree" and not feel threatened if someone disagrees with you - maybe not all of your points, but at least some of them.
Avatar f tn I think that is what got the ball rolling in my case. At least the future for treatment looks promising with Interferon-free meds. I encourage people to treat even though I understand the risks of the meds. I was skimming through some pamphlet while waiting for the doctor and I was surprised to see the black box warning right on the cover. I don't remember it being that apparent the first time I treated. I don't know. Maybe I just didn't pay attention. I just wanted the virus gone I guess.
Avatar f tn It keep going worst as now it is each night and it does it now during the day. Sort of speak it is 24/7 a day... with few moments being free of this internal shaking, vibration sensation. I am so tired of it. I have seen many doctors and no ones know anything about it. I have noticed when I do exercise, it will go away temporally and this is good. May be it is a lack of exercise as I am almost sitting to my computer all day long ...
Avatar f tn My GP diagnosed me w/ 'anxiety attacks' w/out finding it necessary to order any physical testing whatsoever. (The above cardio is a friend of my parents who saw me while I was on vacation in the US). GP put me on citalopram which I went along w/ just to be cooperative, and propranolol to help regulate what he viewed as anxiety-induced tachy. Did not seem to find it significant that symptoms did not occur during periods of actual mental anxiety.
Avatar m tn I am not charging you for this, you are not paying me for it, so don’t sue me. It’s a responsibility that you have to assume. If you expect a risk-free life, with massive compensation should things don’t work out, then don't try this. So, why is this book manuscript free? The physician who reviewed it said, “The materials cost less than $5.00, so there’s no income, and if, on the outside chance, a patient falls in the shower, they can sue me. What doctor’s gonna recommend this?
Avatar n tn (I used to be pretty well endowed) I also can't get them from visual stimuli anymore. I've had blood testing done and nothing has indicated that I should have any problems. I am perplexed as to what caused/is causing this and am desperate for a solution. I have to literally try everyday to prevent it from making me go insane. I'm in college and I don't drink or go out much anymore because I feel so inadequate, and obviously my sex life is a joke now.
Avatar n tn If you hold on to the tragedy of having contracted a disease which could have killed you. You can never free yourself from the fear of it. TX is hard on everyone. But you need to heal your mind as well as your body. My liver is in better shape since txing. Hep c is on the verge of being just another treatable disease. I feel peoples pain when they tell the story of how hep c and treatment has ruined their lives. I took the tx and glad i did.
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.
Avatar n tn Doctors say that GERD is no where connected with this problem. Have you guys have the Sinus related problems? Please feel free to forward your experiences. I have undergone enough stress due to this and I remember the days I walked kilometers just hesistate to take a bus just bcos others suffer.
334847 tn?1206533840 OH - so It doesn't make sense, you say? Oh really? OK then - you're free to stick your head in the hot sand with what's his name and close your eyes or open them only to see roses for the VX-950. I'll tell you too - I didn't just jump on the Hep C treatment journey or treatment journey or trial journey wagon. Take your condescending remarks on down the road and have a wonderful day. Hi Foo - hang in there. I have no idea what it will do to the future trials.
Avatar f tn pill for a shorter duration with little to no side effects. Thank God we live in a free market society where pharmaceutical companies are intensly competing with each other for cures to previously incurable ailments. The bottom line for the pharmaceutical companies is $$$...but the reward for sick folks is CURES :) I Love America!