Can Hiv Subtype A/e Be Detected By Hiv Rapid Tests

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Does confirmation of Western Blot mask HIV infection?

Hi. Have tested numerous times for HIV, but they've all had the confirmation testing. Does that mask whether a person is truly infected? Also, have heard of a Group O. Is there testing for that as well? And if so, what is it called?Thank you. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How could a confirmation test possibly mask an infection???The way HIV testing is supposed to work is as follows. A screening HIV test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test, etc.) is run. If and only if this test Read more »


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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 Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...Designing an effective vaccine to protect people from infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or from becoming ill if already exposed to the virus is a high priority of worldwide efforts to control the epidemic. The ideal Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...Other Immune Enhancers Because of safety concerns, most candidate HIV/AIDS vaccines use one or more proteins of HIV, not the whole infectious virus.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...hell, even though my dotor the day before told me that w. my results of thoses testes i'm in the clear. She told me I RULED OUT HIV because it' will interfere with your blood cells. Ihave never done an ELISA, just rapid oraquick test. (1) 42 day... Read more »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...haven't I heard about this one before? I thought they said there was no such thing as a home test like this one. Read more »

SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers. 1. Is the process same in all states ? 2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa & 1 WB ? My nurse didnt give me any damn information. 3. How much time does it... Read more »