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Bio-rad Laboratories And Hiv Tests

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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, is the first... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

Rapid HIV tests are simple to use and require little or no specialized equipment. They make it possible to provide test results at the time the test is done. Six rapid HIV tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase... Read more »
Ask the Experts

stupy doctor and nurse in the laboratory today

Your words have been a great relief for me thank you.Here I'll tell you what I did today and what Iv been toldin the laboratory the two women working there.before the test i asked how accurate is the antibody hiv test they do here, 5.3 months...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days if that test is negative then so are you. A week or so should not make a huge difference. Why the window is because everyone's body develops these antibodies... Read more »

SmithKline laboratory Report

HI DCCan youplease explain my dna pcr report was taken 2 and half months a fter contact.Elisa was taken in 12 weeks and was negative please advise also if more testing needed.REad as followsULTRASENSITIVE HIV-1 PCR QUANTITATIONHIV-1 RNA BY PCR QUANT...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The viral load test result you got is from a "qualitative" rather than a quantitative viral load test. This means that the assay has been optimized for a yes/no answer at very low copy number, rather than for giving accurate numbers when... Read more »

should i trust this laboratory? plz doc i beg u to help!!

Hello doctor,I had an exposure with a gay male, actually it was my 1st and unique exposure. I'm freaking out cause I recently knew that he is engaging in barebacking. We had frottage, with him rubbing his penis against my anus but not going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello LA from Morocco,The reason to retest is not the lab or type of test, but rather that you tested too soon. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. Your HIV risk is minimal to nonexistent;... Read more »

laboratory mistake

good afternoon doctori write to you desperate, i had sex with a pro condom and unprotected bj. so the thing is i have visiting this site for more then 3 months the thing is 2 weeks after expousure i went to my md and did std test all came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with your doctor: Negative HIV tests out to 93 days are conclusive and definitive. Your potential HIV risk was very low. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV risk is primarily unprotected oral sex, which... Read more »
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Proof that AIDS is U.S government bio-weapon

Posted by Sojuro, 2 Replies
Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY STERILIZED to quell their population growth... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy

An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »


Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »