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Avatar m tn Hi everyone - The CDC has indeed updated testing guidelines, and guidelines for PEP, treatment for HIV, and a few other things - http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/HIVtestingAlgorithmRecommendation-Final.pdf http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/guidelines/index.html http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/lab/guidelines/index.
Avatar f tn * The vast majority (more than 75 percent) of American adults with hepatitis C are baby boomers. Testing people in this age group will help identify many undiagnosed cases. * Deaths from hepatitis C are on the rise. As baby boomers age, the likelihood that they will develop serious, life-threatening complications from the disease will continue to increase — unless those infections are diagnosed and treated. * New treatments can cure up to 75 percent of hepatitis C cases.
Avatar m tn Hi all Did you see the updated guidelines which state that. post pep follow up should be at baseline, 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Do you think CDC will adopt this as well.
2059648 tn?1439770265 Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents • HIV-infected patients should be tested routinely for evidence of chronic HCV infection. Initial testing for HCV should be performed using the most sensitive immunoassays licensed for detection of antibody to HCV (anti-HCV) in blood.
Avatar m tn this is also a hiv treatment centre so most of the patients were hiv+. today i called the centre and they said that they used a fresh needle for me. i know you will will say that these days VCTC's use disposal needle but what am coming from is what if there was a mistake. to be honest i did not see blood on it but how can be sure about the inner part of the needle. you really cant see inside, can you? have i put myself at risk again... can i acquire HIV like this? please help.
Avatar n tn , but may not comprehend, remember the name of the test or may even fail to communicate it to the lab in there own language. ====================================================== Emily_MHmoderator Only test manufacturers can set actual guidelines for testing. The CDC makes recommendations, and the doctors in the filed can interpret them. I am not a doctor, nor is anyone in this thread.
Avatar n tn In your opinion, as I have just started treatment today, should I contact the medical provider and let her know that CDC guidelines has changed. Thanks for response.
Avatar n tn I can tell you that having had even limited unprotected anal intercourse with a person on unknown HIV status, you did place yourself at risk for acquiring HIV. Unprotected anal intercourse is the riskiest of sexual activities. However, as the "top", you were at lesser risk than your partner. That the insertion was brief also bodes well for you. Now that you are on PEP, that does extend the testing time to a final, conclusive result.
Avatar n tn Emm. That's right. As in hiv-vct.com and hiv-aids.cn, 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 f tn CDC guidelines state that any test taken at 90 days and more is conclusive. 6 months and 1 year are for people who has undergoing health problems like chemotherapy treatment or taking immunosupression medication after an organ transplant. If you are not one of those people your testing is conclusive.
Avatar m tn There is still enough doubt cast in my mind to lead to high anxiety and nearly depression, due to both the CDC/WHO guidelines and the serological test panels provided to the FDA for approval of the Abbott Architect Ag/Ab duo 4th gen test I took at 6 weeks (44-45 days) showing quite a few detections on blood samples that only occured *after* 44 days (so much for "conclusive at 6 weeks" in my mind now).
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar m tn Your DUO tests prove you do not have HIV. 2. Reliable. When people have untreated HIV they have viral loads measured in the thousands, not in the hundreds or below for the duration of the infection. 3. The lymph node swelling of HIV occurs over the entire body, not in isolated areas. 4. Believe your dermatologist. The rash of early HIV occurs at 2-4 weeks following exposure, not at 7 months 5.
Avatar f tn Most PH departments in the US follow CDC guidelines. But follow my advice above. (I'm still curious where you are.
Avatar m tn //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_test HIV prophylaxis. CDC guidelines generally recommend a PEP protocol with 3 or more antiviral drugs, when it is known that the donor was HIV positive; however, when the viral load was low and none of the above noted risk factors are met, the CDC protocol utilizes 2 antiviral drugs.
Avatar n tn However (CATIE, Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange) the governing body for HIV research in Canada says a duo test is conclusive at 28 days or anytime after. I personally spoke with the medical director and she stated the window period is 4 weeks for the Duo test. That information is also stated by HIV experts such as Dr. Handsfield and Dr. Hook (World reknowned HIV experts) based on numerous seroconversion panel studies. The 90 day window period refers strictly to Antibody only tests.
Avatar n tn My real concern though is that I can't stop wondering how likely it is that this person gave me HIV. On Nov. 4th I tested for HIV and Syphillis. The HIV test was the rapid blood test (finger prick). Both of those resulted in a negative finding. Nov. 4th was only 19 days after the possible exposure and I know the recommended time frame is to be tested at 3 months. I have been unbelievably stressed out about this (I am a long time hypochondriac) and I find myself worrying on a daily basis.
Avatar m tn In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV. NOWHERE in the guidelines does it say that 3 months is ABSOLUTELY conclusive nor does it say WHAT group of people fall in the other 3% that will take longer than 3 months to seroconvert. So you're wasting your time arguing with people on this forum about what is and isn't conclusive.
Avatar m tn Noted. My doctor & I discussed this issue, and considering the CDC guidelines for administering PEP (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5402a1.htm), specifically considering the unknown HIV status of my partner, and a lack of bodily fluid exchange during the episode, he agreed that my risk was slight & the odds were in my favor, but he suggested I take PEP if it would reduce my anxiety over the issue.
Avatar m tn True. But CDC issues guidelines and recommendations on prevention of HIV (as well as STIs and everything from malaria to influenza) that are widely considered the most reliable guidance. Few if any public health programs adhere strictly to FDA approval as the sole basis for test interpretation.
Avatar m tn I can't answer this definitively because I don't know your symptoms, or your exposure history. Did you have a known HIV exposure? The CDC testing guidelines state that someone who has a KNOWN exposure (as in had unprotected sex with someone who has HIV) be tested immediately, at 3 months, and 6 months. 174 days is very close to 6 months, and if you are negative on an antibody and NAAT test, I see no reason for you to continue testing, based on what you have said in your post.
Avatar n tn I should say that I had a PCR test done, at the 28 day mark, at the behest of an infectious disease specialist in Washington, DC. He specialized in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, and I had the blood drawn right in his office. When the results came back negative, he told me to put the whole thing to bed. I asked him about the use of this test, as I had done a bit of reading on the subject, and he said that while the test is not FDA approved for diagnostic testing, he used it for that purpose.
Avatar n tn I read that some scientists believe that if treatment is started early, during the acute HIV infection phase, there are some chances to save the immune system. If this is true, there must be a benefit to identify the virus early with a PCR test (10 days after possible exposure), no ? Does it mean treatment should be started before the seraconversion, before 20-25 days after exposure?
Avatar n tn Have you looked at the 2006 HIV guidelines for testing. Everyone is to be tested for HIV from ages 13-64 coming into a healthcare facility or STD clinic unless they opt out. All pregrant mothers going in for delivery will be tested for HIV. Most of the other diseases that you mention can not be prevented and are not contracted by sex or drug use, but HIV can be prevented.
Avatar m tn while many western european countries see the 6 months testing period as obsolete many american medical websites stick to it, maybe due to legal reasons or still following the guidelines from the american CDC which date back to 1985. From the website aegis.com/askdoc I may quote an answer given by Lisa Capaldini, M.D. and associate clinical professor at California University S.F.
Avatar f tn I'm married and faithful I believe my husband is faithful, but. I'm only accountable for my activities so when I get my annual I always get tested and likewise when I'm pregnant. I think that regardless of if she was telling the truth about it being mandatory, it should be mandatory for you.
Avatar f tn AIDS Vancouver says 6 weeks and yet CATIE (Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange says 3 weeks with negative duo is a very good indicator) In 2014 the CDC released new guidelines stating if the initial HIV Duo is negative no more testing is necessary. Whether its 4 weeks or 6 weeks it makes no difference. You did not have a risk. The Duo test is 99.8 percent accurate at 4 weeks. Told directly by 2 HIV experts. Everybody has different opinions and being conservative is not a bad thing.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 37-year-old man, and 6,5 months ago I had a risky exposure (unprotected sexual contact) with a woman with unknown HIV status. 6,5 weeks after this exposure, I had several symptoms such as fever for a week, sore throat, one swollen lymph node under neck and severe muscle pain. At the time of my illness and also 3 months and 6 months after the contact I was tested negative for HIV with Ag+Ab testing.
Avatar n tn Most experts told me the third test was not even necessary, but I stuck by the CDC guidelines. So if you got a neg. result at 78-80 days, it's pretty certain you're in the clear. We're all rooting for you.