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Can Hiv Test Be Wrong

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Could my first 2 HIV tests be wrong?

When I moved to China 3 years ago I have been with the same women. When I started working here I had to take an HIV test and it came back negetive. The second year I had to be tested again and I was still negetive. I am changing schools agin and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I also have absolutely no idea what "a little high on the chart" means! Perhaps asking for clarification from an HIV specialist physician in your area could clear this up without the need for additional testing. If you've had absolutely no HIV... 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

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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...study, the share of Blacks who reported getting tested in the previous year was double the national rate. 13 (See " Black HIV Testing and Transmission in America ") But here's the bad news: Despite these higher-than-average testing rates, the... 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 »
Connect With Others

My boyfriend tested hiv+ i think he gave it to me.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
This has been a true nightmare,one that I always kind of thought I would be in and one that for some reason I honestly didn't seem to care much for,one that I thought I could handle,apparently I was very wrong.Now that I am in this situation I am... Read more »

believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this: http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Also, do not lie on your risk questionaire when they ask you about your risks prior to donating. The only acceptable way to test for hiv is to get an FDA approved test at a clinic, or doctor's office, or the Home Access sample collection kit.... 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 »