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Earliest HIV Test While Under PEP

Of all the HIV tests availible, which ones provide the earliest detection for HIV while one is under PEP? Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I am not aware of any study that has been done to answer this question. The important thing to note about PEP and HIV tests is that viral load testing would not be reliable, because PEP could drive viral load to undetectable levels. The... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action leader, Rep. Coburn get tested for HIV, underscore importance of voluntary HIV testing

...Opponents on most HIV prevention issues, Rep. Coburn and AIDS Action's Zingale agree to public HIV test to promote importance ofanonymous, voluntary HIV testing WHAT: AIDS Action Executive Director Daniel Zingale and Rep. Tom Coburn(R-Okla.), Read more »
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Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am... Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results? I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."undetectable" status?? If someone's condition is made "undetectable" through drug therapy will they still test hiv-pos on a routine hiv test or will the test hiv-neg because of their "undetectable" condition???? Comments??? Read more »