Hiv testing by mail

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Avatar n tn But every single symptom caused by HIV is caused much more commonly by other things, so they almost certainly don't mean HIV in your case--especially if the exposure you describe is your only risk.
Avatar m tn The fine print of whatever you signed prior to your saliva testing could have permitted HIV testing (I have major reservations about testing people without their knowing but some health care providers do this nonetheless). Second, in reviewing your exchange with Dr. Handsfield earlier in the Spring, I concur with him that you are at virtually no risk for HIV form the activities you mentioned to him. The chances that you are infected are VERY, VERY low. So, what to do?
Avatar m tn I would advise you to be tested using a blood specimen, not oral fluid, specifically drawn for HIV testing. That will be the only way you will know for sure your HIV status. If you live in the U.S., this can be done anonymously or confidentially through any number of counseling and testing sites, usually a part of the health department structure in your state.
Avatar n tn Hello Doctor I have few query regarding hiv testing.
Avatar m tn I can ask my psychiatrist to up my dosages or try new drugs on me as that doctor suggests, but I am on Zoloft, Wellbutrin and Klonopin now and both my psychiatrist and I have the same POV that I shouldn't become reliant on prescriptions in the long run. She does think my symptoms could be caused by anxiety. If the MRIs come back normal again, should I just accept that I'm nuts and become a total recluse, because that's the effect these MS-mimic issues have had on me.
Avatar m tn At 2 months I got tested again as instead of havIng to make another trip to come in and get the results they told me if they didn't call then everything was okay and if they couldn't reach me by phone then they mail a letter saying I need to come in. I didn't get a call or a letter and that was a while back. Should I still be worried or is it safe to say I'm negative or do I need a 3 month test.
Avatar m tn You will get HIV beore you get hep C by having sex.Go get the HIV test too.
101028 tn?1419606604 • The Gay Men’s Health Clinic in North Park, run by Family Health Centers of San Diego, offers STD and HIV testing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. • UCSD offers HIV testing through the “Early Test” research study. Other places that offer STD and HIV tests are listed at or Third, remember to get tested every three to six months. It can be hard to keep track of when you’re due for your next round of tests.
Avatar f tn I know I don't have the funds to get tested for EVERYTHING but don't want to waste my time and money either by ordering tests that won't be sufficient in terms of determining whether I have or likely have Lyme.
Avatar n tn Emm. That's right. As in and, both operated by CDC people in China (not central CDC) and has some experts (doctors in hospitals that do TESTING - not treatment - who, I think, are like Bob in thebody in some sense) as moderator, I personally believe that the 6 week thing is fact. The question (6 week thing) has been posted thousands of times, and moderators there always answered they have never seen any case by themselves or via CDC internal reports.
Avatar m tn I was talking to one of the OBY nurse practitioners at our clinic today and she also practices at nearby Albany Medical Center which is a large regional hub for the treatment of HIV. Because of the co-infection rates of HIV and HCV they see a lot of pregnant women with HCV and she says emphatically that C-sections are not and should not be routinely reccommended for HCV infected women.
Avatar m tn Subsequent NYC Elisa testing with my doctor on 2/2 (Neg on all STD's, HIV, Hep), 2/16 (Neg on HIV), 3/2 (Neg on all STD's, HIV, Hep). Will see Doc on 3/9 but test then or when?? I like others I have read about have a high degree of anxiety and have had possible symptoms including, some sleep problems, stiff necks, slight arm-neck-groin lymph feelings, (2) early Feb night sweats, late Feb early Mar slight thin line neck rash & extremely slight face blemmish (.
Avatar m tn first of all let me begin with the signs and coincidences, this happens to me 100s of times hiv ads , watching a movie then turns out to have an hiv story... friends talking about hiv randomly , one time i was holding a cat from the streets then my friend saw me , he told me while laughing hey do you wana catch aids !!! dont touch a cat on the streets it always have hiv,,, thats what he told me, can you believe this !!!
Avatar n tn Now my understanding is that HIV can't live out side the body for long or outside it’s host so even if someone wanted to spread HIV, could they via mail? Because the packet was air tight and in the dark and a controlled temp couldn't the HIV have stayed alive?? I would say the HIV test was in the mail from any where to at least 3 days to a week and a half. So what I need to know, if some wanted to, could they have spread HIV to me this way??
Avatar m tn You do not need further HIV testing. As for folliculits, it is usually treated with soap and water, along with gentle abrasion such as what is provided by a washcloth or loofah sponge. As I said before however, beyond this I am not a dermatologist. you would ahve to ask them about other approaches.
Avatar m tn Home Access Blood Blotch = negative after 2nd week of esposure; Rapid Ora- Sure Test = negative after 6 weeks and Repeat Ora Sure Test = negative after 10 weeks. Do you have any further recommendations for me. I am really concerned about my two grand-daughters ( 3 and 4 yrs. old). They are showing little round puss bumps on face and arms. My son-in-law is having a sore throat and sore ears similar to what I have had.
Avatar m tn You never had an exposure. HIV is not transmitted by oral sex and you never needed testing.
Avatar n tn The only thing that helps is the fact I did have a nameley low risk but because I am such a worry well I fear I may be the one who could be infected by such a low risk. I am trying to concentrate on when I have the symptoms, such as tingling and if it is at times when I feeling nervous or thinking about HIV and although they do seem to be more so apparant at those times I do get also get them at other random times.
Avatar m tn I got better slowly and sickness signs disappeared, I was tested for HIV 4 times by ELISA and KEMIDOMINESANS(I don know this method's difference with ELISA but a lab dr. told me it's more accurate than elisa) tests,they were all last hiv test was NEGATIVE( 3.
Avatar n tn I just came back negative on 33 day post exposure test (mail-in HomeAccess) - I was feeling better about it all until a lymph node in my cheek decided to pop up. I'll be testing this coming week (8 weeks post exposure) and if I'm negative I'll be seeing an internist. Something is not right here. Unilateral lymph nodes that keep popping up all over is not normal.
Avatar m tn None of this has any bearing on HIV. Testing for HIV is not influenced by hepatitis, abnormal liver function tests, or any other infection. Your negative HIV tests remain completely reliable.
Avatar m tn Hello dear Doctor My fear is related to an article of the daily mail, that one could get HIV from using a fish spa if the water is not changed and another customer had cuts or bleedings in the tank. I've been using one in Thailand when backpacking there - and they do not change the water there after every client because they say HIV does not survive in water and cannot be transmitted through fish. So that there is no reason for being concerned.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your kind reply. The existence of cold sores on the lips and the wound in inner side of the cheek frightened me. May I consider that there is no risk even the existence of cold sores and wound in the inner cheek? Thank you for your patience, best regards...
Avatar m tn So please answer me even though it may be stupid. I recently took a home hiv test that wasnt fda approved, very stupid i know. After taking the test, i started to worry about the lancet being contaminated with hiv blood. This may be far fetched, but is that possible to transmit like this. The package came sealed and was in the mail for 8 days so i was wondering if that was enough time for any virus to die if it was contaminated.
264121 tn?1313033056 Due to issues of fidelity with a partner I had over a year ago (we have not had sex for a year) and due to the fact that I have normocytic anemia which may be immune related (I use epogen) I have been having my physician give me an HIV and Hep panel every month just to be on the safe side. I'd planned to stop once I was a year out from that relationship. All tests had come back negative so far(Also, I have been immunized against Hep A & B about three years ago).