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What is the Oraquick HIV Test?

A: Since HIV was first recognized in 1981, it has led to the deaths of more than 25 million people, making it one of the worst modern pandemics. Part of the problem with HIV is that it may take some time for symptoms to show, and during that period it can be easily transferred to sexual partners. Although various forms of protection can lower the incidence of infection, none are absolutely perfect, making regular testing important for anyone with multiple sexual partners, and a good idea for everyone. The Oraquick HIV test is a fast and easy test, intended to reduce the commitment necessary to get a test, to inspire more people to remain regularly tested. Standard HIV testing takes place using two different modalities. First, an ELISA, or enzyme-
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How Do They Test For Chlamydia?

A: Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) causes by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage the genital organs of a woman. Though mostly the disease can cause negligible symptoms, serious complications can cause irreparable damage including infertility. The disease can be caused during vaginal, oral and anal sex. It can also be transmitted from an infected mother to the baby during childbirth. Tests for Chlamydia is recommended annually for sexually active women aged 25 and below. Screening tests are also advisable for older women with risk of the disease. Pregnant women are also recommended to have the test done.  The tests involve testing a sample of the body fluid from the affected area or urine to determine the occurrence of the disease causing...
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Is It Possible To Take 5 HIV Test Over 6 Years And All Test Negative, But You Still Feel Unsure & Are Labeled At Work To Have It?

A: HIV can become positive in the blood after 4 weeks to 12 weeks and rarely after 6 six months. There are 2 tests for HIV. Firstly, HIV antibodies are tested in a test called ELISA or enzyme    linked immunosorbent assay. If this test is positive then HIV is confirmed by another test called western Blot test. All ELISA tests which are positive are not accurate, hence western blot test is repeated. So, for accurate test of HIV get ELISA test after 6 months and if test is positive then get western blot test. If ELISA is negative then no need to repeat test....


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when should one commence taking antiretrovirals the instance he or she is diagno

A: One can never if the HIV was transmitted to the woman but it is a very exposure altogether.The chances of HIV transmission depend on the viral load in the HIV preson's bodily fluids at the time of sex,so we cannot determine if transmission occoured. The only way to determine this is to take a HIV test. It is very important to note that both the HIV man and HIV - woman should not have sex with anybody to stop further transmission of the virus to others. HIV tests are of 2 types, Screening tests: ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay - the most commonly followed procedure). Spot test or Rapid Test These may give false positive results and hence should be confirmed. Confirmatory Tests:...
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is a blood test the only way to find out if u have herpise a part from out break

A: Herpes viral culture. Cells or fluid from a fresh sore are collected with a cotton swab and placed in a culture container. A viral culture is regarded as the most specific method of diagnosing a genital herpes infection. Herpes virus antigen detection test. Cells from a fresh sore are scraped off and then smeared onto a microscope slide. This test detects markers (called antigens) on the surface of cells infected with the herpes virus. This test may be done in addition to or in place of a viral culture. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. PCR testing can be done on cells or fluid from a sore or on blood or on other fluid (such as spinal fluid). PCR detects the genetic material (DNA) of the HSV virus. This test can distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2. The PCR test is not commonly done on...
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Is there such a thing as an Allergy Test?

A: Yes, there are various allergy tests. Rast and Elisa are blood tests for IgE (immediate reactions) allergies. Skin Prick tests are quite accurate for environmental allergies, but not food allergies. Mediator Release Testing (MRT) picks up delayed food or chemical sensitivities. Check out www.allergyadvisor for more info - they have some great case studies too. www.nowleap.com for info on MRT. Enterolabs does stool testing for a few items. Google Rast Test or Elisa Test for more info. And, any good allergist would know about these. yes there is. I have had a test done before. it could be done I think two ways, either by having the patient eat or have contact with the allergen. or dangit I forgot, any ways they do have them though! yeh, you can get tested for skin allergies such as...


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Drug Test by testing Saliva?

A: Hmm...Salvia...I remember the first time I did Salvia...see, the reason salvia works is there''s a type of chemical in it related to THC and the pychedelics in mushrooms and acid. The effects of salvia are only short lived, the maximum 10 minutes. I''m pretty sure that salvia isn''t testable THAT far back, because even chronic marijuana users can be clean after 30 days. the only saliva test I could think of is, if you have saliva you did not smoke pot, if you don''t saliva you did smoke pot, that''s how I''m going to bust my kids, they can never get anything by me. This sounds kind of fishy to me. I have never heard of saliva being tested for anything except DNA testing. I think she is either messing with your fiance or she has no idea what she is talking about. A urine sample is what is...


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Will A Person Gets HIV AIDS by remarriage?

A: Well... seems somebody is not aware of AIDS. Anyways u will not contact AIDS unless u have sexual intercourse with a person who is infected i.e. HIV+, So don''t worry its not because u are having sex with two partners its because of having infected with virus. So remarring is safe when both the partners HIV Negative. Don''t worry. In case u have a doubt then go and have ELISA (The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA for short)) test done. its available in most of the big govt hospitals. go get tested If all involved are HIV negative then you cannot catch HIV unless through some other mechanism (blood product, needle sharing, whatever). Cannot get the virus except from somebody or...


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When should one commence taking antiretrovirals the instance he or she is diagnosed HIV+?

A: they should not have sex as it is not ''set in stone'' when this could happen some couples can catch this earlier/later it depends on many factors including how long the person has had it/age/ ect I''m hoping this is just a rhetorical question... Although the percentages are relatively low on a person contracting HIV on first contact from penatrative sex (because the disease has such a low immunity).... there is always a chance that any form of shared body fluid can infect an individual immediately. My advice is, that if you have been in this kind of relationship then to contact a GUM clinic ASAP, if for nothing else than to rule it out. I am not judging you in any form, I just want you to be safe and well Please take care. they both have HIV, so why get a test? Please see the webpage for...


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Will a simple blood test show if i have HIV? If not, what blood test should i get done?

A: Yes, blood test for HIV can detect it. Three elisa testing with different antigens or two elisa testing with different antigens and one western blot testing may give you the result. You have to give blood for only once. You should contact a nearby Voluntary testing and Counselling Centre (VCTC) and request them that you have come for testing the HIV; that will do. yes, ask for HIV ELISA at any dianostic centre, cost Rs 400 in INDIA. done twice at 3 months intervel will detect HIV in almost all patients. and if negative both times then completely rules out HIV. You tell the doctor up front that you need an AIDS test they now which one to preform. It could take any where from 6 months to a year for the symptoms to show up. Good Luck!!! I am not sure. Best to get an HIV test specifically....


 
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