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How To Get Hiv Tested In India
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Do people in the navy have to get tested for stds? Do they get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea?
That depends: This question needs more clarification. If you are referring to entry (mep's evaluation) please see the following department of defense instruction: http://www.Dtic.Mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.Pdf. If symptomatic on active duty, full std panel is usually completed. Re-ask question if reading the above info doesn't answer your question. ...Read more
Health department: I would try the local health department. ...Read more
Can youget HIV by going to get tested for HIV at a sexual health clinic?Im concerned with the needles they use &that people have tested positive there
No risk, no worries: Nobody ever gets infected by having blood drawn. For over 40 years, no doctors or clinics in industrialized countries have reused needles. Don't worry about it. To avoid HIV your entire life, have safe sex and don't share needles for self injection. Don't worry about any other possibilities; they are mostly urban myths. ...Read more
Check embassy: Check with your country's embassy for referrals to reputable provider in athens. ...Read more
When we should get tested for HIV after possible exposure and which is the best test for HIV in india?
See your doc: You better call your fam doc as soon as you can he will arrange all the tests and medications if needed. ...Read more
HIV transmission: The number of virus particles required for transmission isn't known, and varies greatly with type of exposure (fewer with blood, more for sex). But in general it takes a lot of virus, which is why the risk of vaginal sex, with semen with LOTS of virus placed deep inside, infection results an average of only once in 1,000 exposures. Safe sex only, of course! And get tested if any possible risk. ...Read more
Toxicology: It is usually wise to seek a medical center or clinic which specializes in running toxicology assessments - it can help if one knows what particular pesticide one might have been exposed to and to estimate or record routes of exposure, duration of exposure, immediates symptoms or reactions etc. ...Read more
How could i get tested for HIV 2.I have been tested for HIV 1 all negative..Problem is all glands hurt-neck, arms, groin. I know HIV 2 is prevalent in africa..I did not go to africa..But many people do travel to Africa and come back and have many differen
Skin or blood test: Allergists can perform blood or skin prick testing in the office to determine environmental and food sensitivities which could indicate allergy. ...Read more
Local Health Dept: You can go to the local health department in your city/town or your doctor's office & get the PPD (tuberculosis) test done. You have to go back to their office 48-72 hours later to have it interpreted. Please make sure that you do not get it done on a thursday or friday so that there is no delay in reading the test results. ...Read more
Locations: Often from community health center, private physician or hospital. ...Read more
Just do it at home: Depending on your symptoms(assuming they are not severe in any way) best thing to do is avoid all dairy products for 4-5 days, and be sure your symptoms are all gone..Then try a small amount of cheese or milk..If the symptoms recur...Do the same thing....If it happens again you probably are lactose intolerant...Then try many of the tasty lactaid products or use lactase pills, found in most stores. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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