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Can Hiv Test Be Incorrect

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Does daily multivitamins supplyments give incorrect HIV test result?

Dear Doc,I actually tested negative both at 9 weeks and 13 weeks after exposure. But lately I read something on the internet that says daily multivitamins supplyments intake can reduce HIV progression or delay onset of AIDS. Since I do take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...whatever nonsense you read on the Internet, do not reduce HIV progression or delay the onset of AIDS. They also do not affect HIV test results.Explain why it's irrelevant? Well, it's irrelevant because there is absolutely no correlation... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital Asks FDA to Examine Testing Equipment After Possible Incorrect HIV, Hepatitis Test Results

...that as a result of the laboratory staff's failure to follow standards set by the manufacturers of the tests, 10% to 15% of the HIV tests performed during the 14-month period ending in August 2003 may have produced inaccurate results ( Kaiser... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
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Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...epidemics we also see the spread of 'false-HIV-positivity' because recreational drugs are well know now to make the non-specific HIV tests to run positive. No one is HIV positive they are 'drug-positive. Recreational drugs are making many gay... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method? Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am... Read more »