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Avatar m tn Is it true that there are around 250,000 people in the USA who are HIV+ and don,t even know it?Or is this figure totally inaccurate?
Avatar m tn A 13 year old boy has been refused entry to a private school in the USA because he is Hiv+ and poses a risk to other students.How is this possible in 2011. It's one step forward and ten steps back.Can someone please make some sense of this madness?
Avatar m tn t think i have found a post that said HIV was rare in the USA. What I have found in previous posts was the doctors saying that hiv was rare in heterosexual women, rare in sex workers in America, or she probably don't have HIV or something like that. What im wondering is this, in that website that ww2008 sent me it says there are around 1,000,000 to 1,200,000 people living with hiv/aids in the US.
Avatar n tn In Australia and Western Europe, you actually do have access to better tests as you can be tested for HIV with the DUO tests which detect both HIV antigen and HIV antibody, thereby providing positive results even sooner following infection than antibody tests alone (HIV antigen may be detectable before HIV antibody tests are). The U.S. FDA which must approve tests for HIV testing is in the process of evaluating the DUO tests for U.S. use but has not yet approved them.
Avatar f tn Hi there. I'm from the USA. I know that experts say hiv2 is not in the USA as much as other countries. They also say to only test for hiv 2 if you have had sex with someone that is from west Africa. My question is what if you sleep with someone who is from the USA but that person had previously slept with someone with hiv2. You just wouldn't know. I know many tests look for both. But is this a legit worry? Does this ever happen?
Avatar m tn MY SON HAD UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A PROSTITUTE. HE IS 17 AND HE WAS A VIRGIN...HE IS CIRCUMSISED, DOES NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS. I AM VERY SCARED AND DEPRESSED THAT HE MIGHT HAVE STI OR HIV. HE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR URINAL YSIS/FECES AFTER SIX DAYS AMD CAME BACK ALL NORMAL, BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN LONG ENOUGH. PLEASE IF YOU CAN GIVE ME PIECE OF MIND.
Avatar n tn I was one of those people, the truth is there were less than 100 people with HIV-2 in the USA in 1998. All of whom were imagrants from other countries and brought the disease with them. Dr HHH said that if you get HIV-2 sexually in the USA, you w ould be the first reported case. I was very scared about it so had to get rid of my worries for it, my PCR NAT test for HIV-2 took 7 days ( the reason i was scared about it). But after i got my negative test results I called them up.
Avatar m tn Hi,i am from taiwan. I got HIV tested yesterday after 6 weeks(ELISA). But the nurser who draw my blood told me that the window period is 3 months. I am confused because and i told her in USA, who got hiv actually will be tested after 6 week, then she say"USA IS USA , T IS T", So?
Avatar m tn thanks,can I understand the transmission of HIV in China and USA is same?
Avatar f tn I see that there are different sub types for hiv...I know there are a couple but also I think are rare and are only in other countries, I'm in the USA and want to know which hiv do we have here and if ANY different strains. Thanks people!
Avatar m tn Yes PCR RNA test are available in the USA , I had one and I'm from the USA. ...
Avatar m tn Had various tests in usa after 2 years - hiv EIA 1/2, hiv icma 1/0/2, HIv duo test, hiv 2 specific EIA, hiv western blot, hiv 2 immunoblot, HIV 1 rna pcr qualitative, hiv 1 rna viral load, hiv 2 dna/rna pcr, oraquick advance 1/2 . All tests negative after 2 years of exposure. 1) I developed red, flat rash on face, upper body few weeks after expsoure. Exposure is multiple times, unprotected same person.
Avatar m tn There are over 250,000 people in the USA that are HIV+ and don't even know it.52,000 people are diagnosed each year with HIV.These figures paint an awful picture.This why testing is so important.Take the test.
Avatar f tn 54 days ago, I was so stupid to have two times unprotected sex and kiss with my new girlfriend. Iam in USA and this girl also in USA. She had two babies, one had six years old, healthy. New baby had 8 month old, looks normal and active. Just next day, I had one score in my left mouth corner, but no high fever, maybe had lower fever and chronic dirrhea to continue long time(about four weeks). At four weeks, I saw doctor and did RNA loading, CD4/8 ratio and counts, WBC counts and antibody test.
Avatar n tn Hi, I do not know if I have reached the correct place or not, but I have a few questions regarding HIV and international students in the US. (I am posting these in both the HIV Prevention/HIV International Forums). Please delete the one that is irrelevant. I am an international student in the US. I was HIV -ve upon entry into US. My question is what if an international student contracts HIV within the United States? Will he be permitted to complete his education or will he be deported back?
Avatar f tn Welcome to the Forum. You did not get HIV from the exposure that you described. Your combination of tests at the times they were taken are conclusive. Concerns about non HIV-1 or -2 subtypes of HIV are misplaced. For starters, while there are other types of HIV, even in the areas where they occur, the majority of infections are due to HIV-1. Secondly.
Avatar m tn You don't have an HIV concern.
Avatar m tn PCR testing explained by a lab technician http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN3sPuv2J6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player HIV DUO Combo Test for P24 Antigen offered by SED labs in New Mexico. You can order this through your doctor or at www.anylabtestnow.com http://www.sedlabs.com/sites/sedlabs.com/files/node_attachments/36/Search%20Our%20Lab%20Tests_1.pdf First approved ANTIGEN/ANTIBODY test by FDA in Sep 2010 http://m.youtube.com/?
Avatar m tn All strains and subtypes are picked up on antibody tests.
Avatar m tn in china maybe the test is not so good as usa, 3months is still conclusive?and the windows period of usa cdc is also 3 months?
Avatar m tn http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/hiv-dentist/show/2104815 http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/dentist/show/1660142 http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/Dentist/show/1680651 http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I am confused about the type of tests i should take now that i am back in the USA. Is the HIV-1 DNA by PCR With HIV Antibodies by ICMA Test offered by labcorp in the USA, an appropriate early dectition test or is an PCR RNA test a better more accurate test. If so, how do the tests differ in accuracy? Also, the Duo test that is commonly discussed, what exactly is it, and is the HIV-1 DNA by PCR With HIV Antibodies by ICMA Test a Duo Test?
Avatar m tn all hiv related questions should be asked in the hiv vorum. thank you for your cooperation with this.