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Can Hiv Be Detected By A Screening Test At Home

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Western Blot Neg / DNA PCR Detected Yet Inderminant (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

After having unprotected oral sex only (3 weeks ago, with semen in my mouth) I got a fever, sore throat and my face broke out. I got tested one week ago. The "HIV-1 Antibody, Confirmation Western Blot" was negative. The "HIV 1/O/2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yours is another prime example why PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV screening! Your HIV-acquisition risk is very small (oral sex). Consequently most likely you are not infected. My advice is to get an HIV-antibody test at the... Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result when i get them in . i hope your fine and doing well. thanks jon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi jon,Care to make a wager on the result? I continue to look forward to the day that you accept the truly wonderful news of your definitive HIV-negative status. Your WOO-HOO is way, way, way overdue!Regarding theTaqScreenMPX, see below.Be well... Read more »

HIV1/HIV2 Home test kit

I prefer to be tested privately at home so I used the Home Access Test kit which tests for HIV1 only. Is there a technical reason that HIV2 cannot also be detected through a home testing kit? I know many labs test for both and was wondering why...
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
Don't know, you'll have to ask Home Access or the CDC.... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

Can Home Access Detect Before 13?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can Home access detect antibodies before 13 weeks? I've read any test after 6 weeks should be accurate. Any info? Read more »

Eliza Screens IFA Confirmatio- Is this a good test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I used a homes testing kit that uses this type of test(Eliza Screen and IFA Confirmation) . I got a Negitive result after nine weeks. what is th chance of having HIV Read more »