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Avatar n tn Whenever I have been to the GUM clinic they always mention the HIV test and say it's is unlikely for someone of my background to contract HIV but it is really just routine testing. Basically everyone should know their HIV status.
Avatar m tn htm Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States.
Avatar m tn Has anyone else heard and/or know of the availability of the 4th generation New Architect Hiv ag/ab combo asay test recently approved by the CDC ..? Apparently this will put us in line with the U.K. , Australia and others to be in the forefront of testing . If true this will dramatically reduce wait times for hiv detection , one could say they're listening to the physicians on the forefront of Hiv prevention / detection .
Avatar n tn On the CDC website it says: The following may be warning signs of advanced HIV infection: * rapid weight loss * dry cough * recurring fever or profuse night sweats * profound and unexplained fatigue * swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck * diarrhea that lasts for more than a week * white spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat * pneumonia * red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside t
Avatar m tn I went to the CDC website for shits and giggles just to see what they had to say about HIV transmission via oral sex. 'It is possible to transmit HIV through giving or receiving oral sex, although the risk is less than anal or vaginal intercourse.' Simply amazing, since most people going to the CDC website are probably worried wells in the first place seeking help for anxiety over a one-time event.
Avatar m tn Hello I went to the CDC hospital exsanguinate, many patients with HIV. Give me is a patient nurse before spray disinfection before my arm is alcohol, After the blood, cotton without blocking the wound I didn't notice. I clamping arm. Three minutes later I open arms found inside there was blood everywhere, I hate to worry. If the nurse's hand contact with the patients in front of the body fluids, and contact with my arm inside, I'll infection?.
Avatar m tn html I tested negative after 30 days from a high risk exposure with a 4th generation hiv test and hiv 1 rna pcr test. So according to the new guidelines, can I consider my test result conclusive?
Avatar n tn Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States. For information on HIV testing, you can talk to your health care provider or you can find the location of the HIV testing site nearest to you by visiting the National HIV Testing Resources Web site at http://www.hivtest.
Avatar m tn No ! This is not the official web site of CDC.
Avatar f tn If you wer to test positive for HIV or be named as a partner of someone who tested positive would you get a phone call from the Center for Disease Control or the county/state health department? I've heard that you get a phone call/letter from someone discussing options.
Avatar m tn I just read that CDC has changed the hiv window period since 2014! In case you get tested by Elisa 4th generation test, also called combo or duo, the window period is only 3 weeks after expousure. ''No diagnostic test will ever be 100 percent reliable, but if you test negative at the appropriate time (i.e.
Avatar n tn While we are talking about tests, I have read that the RPR test(Rapid Plasma Reagin) for syphillis will return a false positive if HIV is present. I am aware that the HIV test is the only way to determine if infected, but I was curious if there was any medical explanation for this theory/conclusion? Anyone....thanks.
Avatar m tn In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV. Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States.
Avatar n tn Because the symptoms seemed to be severe enough for the doctor he also ordered a HIV RNA test after 24 weeks. All negative I have accepted the result eventhough I still have some annoying symptoms like dry eyes, dry mouth (to the point where it attackes the teeths) floaters and the list goes on. But then I have read one the CDC Website that one should consider additional testing if symptoms don't resolve after 6 months or should speak with an ID specialist.
Avatar m tn hello i have had a sort of heart attack when i fonund this on the cdc website: where it's stated that condom doesn't guarantee absolute protection against hiv i ask the everybody and the doctors to make light on the subject: is it just a "disclaimer " or is it real? then it is also stated that test have revealed that not the smallest virus can overpass the latex barrier. isn't that a paradox?
Avatar n tn The specialist also said that I did not need a western blot unless the elisa test she ran came back negative.. But, the cdc states that all tests that come up positive should eb followed by a western blot? I am so confused.. have I tested enough? Also, I went back and got another rapid test 10 months out that came up negative.. Thank you so much for any help at all.. You can really save my life.. I'm still so afraid its hard for me to get out of bed..
Avatar m tn Testing is suppose to be offered to anyone that presents themselves to a health care facility. But can you actually see a Dr. in an ER asking someone if they would like to test for HIV when they've had a heart attack or fell off a horse and broke their arm. These guidelines where thought up by people who sit behind desks and don't have anything better to do.
Avatar f tn If someone tests after 3 month negative on antibody test which is 99.8% sensitive , but with a high chance to be infected, is recommended to take Western Blot (for its high specificity) to absolutely rule out HIV?
179355 tn?1207410851 8 million units.(25,26) HIV antibody tests fail to identify HIV-infected blood donated by HIV-infected persons who have not yet seroconverted. Exclusion of donors is voluntary. Interviews with HIV antibody-positive donors reveal that most recognize their risk but fail to exclude themselves.(27) As a result, laboratory efforts to eliminate HIV-infected donors have continued and testing has improved.
Avatar m tn hi, there, i have no insurance now, want to know if i need the regular test and taking madicine what i need to do? my company offers health insurance, how could i know if it covers the treatment of anti-hiv medicine? or, could anyone tells me what policy you have? the second question is, if i'm tested positive and starting the treatment, will the clinic or the doctor report me to CDC and file me in government? thx!
5054727 tn?1362958907 According to CDC, performing blowjob on a male isn't a risk-free activity, it's "low risk and test recommended. But you say it's "zero risk." I don't know what to do know. Help please.
Avatar f tn They state that there have been cases of hiv through oral sex but these cases have never been substantiated.Remember it was the CDC that said that the official hiv window period was 6 months conclusive,then they changed it to 3 months and for a while there they were saying 3 to 6 months.Isn,t it obvious that they just can,t make up there minds.Where is there evidence to back up this low risk theory for oral sex?
Avatar f tn CDC itself says in one of the recent publications on HIV testing that 4th generation test is accurate 3-4 weeks earlier than its predessor 3rd generation test. If we take only this statement alone, 4th generation test should be conclusive at 8-9 weeks time. CDC will issue its revised guidelines sooner or later, however they have their own work protocol.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I was wondering why the CDC considers a DUO test after 45 days conclusive while many here report the DUO being conclusive after 28 days. Is there any data available pointing to which one is true?
Avatar n tn Why would the guy at the CDC and JustJazzy's clinic say a healthy immune system would fight off HIV? Isn't that what causes the production of anti-bodies to HIV? It scares the hell out of me to think that not only if you have a compromised immune system seroconversion could be delayed, but with a healthy one? I 'm not trying to pick a fight with anyone or **** anybody off, but hearing that scared the crap out of me.
Avatar n tn Let me start off by saying thatyou're not the only one who's specualting that bit of information, the problem is that you guys don't think logically. CDC is absolutely correct in stating that a test at 3 months is 97 % conclusive and at 6 months it's 99.98%. 1. There's a difference between theoritic information and practical information, the one that you're speculating is purely a theoritic info. 2.
Avatar m tn CDC window period for 3 months and 6 months for few people(Chemo etc ) is applicable for all countries? and for all Types of Tests?