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Bio-rad Laboratories And Hiv Tests

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HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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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 »

Iron deficiency and HIV

Dear Dr. BOB, I wrote to you earlier (2months ago) concerning my HIV exposure (Oral sex, frottage+ precum + fingering) (Im the Middle East guy if you remember me), I got tested negative for HIV (by ELISA) and other STDs after 2 months of my last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive three-month HIV test is negative. Good luck. Be well. Dr. Bob if Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS) Feb 10, 2009 Doctor Bob, suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The... Read more »

hiv risk and valtrex

hi dr. bob hope everything is well.I know that you must get questions like this all the time but your advice would be greatly appreciated for peace of mind.1.is the hiv window period 3-6 months or could it be all the way up to 1 year seeing that so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive three-month HIV test is negative.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bobif Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS) Feb 10, 2009Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive three-month HIV test is negative.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bobif Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS) Feb 10, 2009Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

... Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Rapid Testing Stalled

...testing could have provided results within an hour. "We would have treated the baby if we knew the mom was HIV-positive." Rapid tests for HIV perform the same job that standard laboratory-based HIV tests do -- but faster. Currently, before a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission Through Transfusion -- Missouri and Colorado, 2008

...the donor was transfused into a patient receiving a kidney transplant in Colorado. The recipient's most recent negative serum test for HIV infection (using HIV EIA) was in July 2005. The patient had been receiving regular hemodialysis for... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...presented to the office of Terry Cunningham, chief of HIV-AIDS Services for San Diego County, for promoting the use of highly flawed HIV tests and for diagnosing and branding San Diegans as HIV positive, and for failure to disclose informed... Read more »