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Accuracy rate of HIV testing for infants

I want to adopt an infant internationally and do not know what HIV tests to request. How accurate (percentage-wise) is the PCR test for a three-month old baby? What about for a six-month old? If a baby tests HIV negative on an ELIZA test, is that...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
PCR testing is generally very accurate at three and six months of age. The antibody tests are less reliable, although negative tests are more reliable than positive tests. Knowing the birthmother's status is most helpful, because if she remains... Read more »

Accuracy of ELISA at three months of exposure

I had sexual relations with a man who told me a month and a half later that he is hiv+. i tested at... Read more »

Accuracy of PCR negative test??? Please help!

Hello Mr.Frascino, first of all thank you very much for all your fantastic job that you do every... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Efforts to Reduce STDs Not Paying Dividends Yet

On Monday a quarterly report released by the Atlantic Health Sciences Corp. showed no major progress in efforts to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and STDs among those under age 25 in Charlotte County. AHSC submitted the report at the health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: AIDS "Reporting" to See Increase

In the last quarterly report, 6,103 people had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea and the figure is likely to increase as the testing and reporting system improves. National AIDS Council Statistical Officer Agnes Gege said Thursday the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Launching Program to Identify New HIV Infections Within Two to Three Months

San Francisco this month will launch a two-year pilot program to identify new HIV infections soon after they occur, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and aims to reduce the number of new cases... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
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Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
I have reading and found this
A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »

three month test

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
My plan is to go for the rapid test tomorrow. It's now over 90 days, so unless I'm one of those rare cases where it takes over 90 days to test positive, tomorrow's results will be conclusive. I had protected sex a few times over a long weekend he... Read more »