Are Hiv Tests 100 Percent Accurate

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What Is HIV?

...test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is...
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Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post realized why you migh not have answered my question.So I wanted to ask in this manner:Im a straight male, non drug user and the last time I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. I don't know if your assumption is "vaid," but it's certainly valid!2. HIV tests should be taken three months or longer following a potential HIV exposure. If you had "full protected" vaginal sex with a latex Read more »

Doctor Please don't ignore this, I know I'm infected

I am 100 percent sure I have HIV. I previously mentioned that both myself and my wife both experienced shingles. Now I have constant intense headaches, major abdominal pains and a sore, raw throat that hurts very much. I have had a white spot on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...but what I can do with complete confidence is advise you what is not causing them: It's not HIV. No way. No how. No further HIV testing is warranted.My advice is:Stop perseverating on an illness that you do not have: HIV!Follow up with a good... Read more »

CDC manual confirms 3 month conclusive

Hello Bob,Thank you for your good work.I found the below CDC manual:http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdfOn page 11, they state :"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected with HIV. In rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...levels of specific antibodies3. Extenuating circumstances, such as the use of immunosuppressive therapiesBecause missing an HIV diagnosis can have catastrophic consequences, organizations that formulate guidelines tend to err on the conservative... Read more »

HIv 2- please reply , third time i've posted

Firstly would like to say what a great forum you have and I will be making a donation for you to continue your great work.My question relates to hiv testing and hiv 2.I had my test done and back back neg agter 15 weeks . as far as I understood I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you had performed, you would need to contact the physician or clinic that performed the test. There is nothing "obscene" about HIV testing. The best way to "curb the spread of the virus" is to use a latex condom.Good luck. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

...residents account for nearly a fourth of New York City's HIV diagnoses and more than a quarter of HIV-related deaths each year. HIV diagnosis is not a reliable measure of actual HIV incidence (new infections), but estimates derived from a formula... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Believing Your HIV Test Results | HIV Testing | AIDS Symptoms | Window Period for HIV | Pregnancy | Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

... The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Written Informed Consent Requirements on HIV Testing Rates: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

...screening under the original requirements. These estimates indicate that the policy change accounted for roughly 328,000 additional HIV tests in the six months after consent procedures were streamlined. "Written informed consent requirements are... Read more »
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