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What Is HIV?

...detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more costly and used less often than antibody tests. There is also a new combination virus/antibody test that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2010. Since the test detects the virus in addition to antibodies to HIV, it can be used to diagnose infection early -- before antibodies develop. ( Click here for more info.) ...
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Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR?I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count.I ate a big meal with a drink (non- alcoholic)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Fasting or feasting on In-N-Out burgers will not affect HIV DNA PCR. And before someone else asks, food or no food will not affect HIV RNA PCR, ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, CD counts or any HIV-related tests, OK? Laboratory and testing Read more »

confirmatorios sobre examen de elisa para vih y west blood negativos en colombia barranquilla

dr me relizaron un test elisa resultado positivo el confirmatorio negativo y un west blood negativo que puedo deducir de todo esto o si hay que relizar mas controles ???
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
...Tengo algo de duda.El confirmatorio de que? , del Elisa o del Western Blot.Me parece que lo mejor que puede considerar es consultarlo con el laboratorio que realizo la prueba y su medico. Read more »

"weakly positive" elisa after blood transfusion

HI.I'm a 3rd year medical student who has had what my PCP describes as a "weakly positive" elisa. A WB has been sent, but I'm freaking out. I am a gay male who has been in a monogamous relationship with the same guy for 3 years. He is the only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or otherwise) always need to be confirmed by a more specific test, such as a Western Blot (WB). HIV disease resulting from a blood transfusion would be an extremely unlikely event if you are writing from the U.S. (or a developed country). Could... Read more »

HBV infection after the first vaccine dose

To Dr MichaelMy maid was posted for an emergency surgery for a mastectomy and a spot test was done for HepB and the result was negative. But the ELISA test done later with the same blood came back as positive.Two years ago she had been given a...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...clear which hep B test you are talking about. Even if she were a carrier of HBV, this virus is transmitted primarily through blood and sexual contact. There would be no risk to your family, especially since they all have received the HBV... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
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...Preventing and treating AIDS is one of the Food and Drug Administration's top priorities. A new class of drugs, a home blood testcollection kit, an oral diagnostic test, an Read more »
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HELP! PLEASE ANSWER ME. I AM DESPERATE.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
PLEASE ANSWER MY PREVIOUS POST. I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP AND ADVICE. Read more »

Blood on Food?

Posted by wbt9, 2 Replies
...My question is on the possibility of getting HIV from blood on a chicken sandwich? I know it might sound silly but would like some other opinions. I was getting a chicken sandwich from Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...hiv+ person after 3 years became negative repeatedly by hiv rna rt pcr. he had no drugs other than a specific combination of food items thrice a day for 3 months. his antibody is reducing gradually. how to find out his state........positive or... Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
I knew that news was going to come out regarding the possibility of the rapids not always picking this shit up. I knew it!!!! I'm the one would called the FDA and told them I really think there could be a problem. I told them about Daisey and some... Read more »