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Can You Detect Hiv Through A Urine Test

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hiv urine test

hello dr shannon,i already done 2 test at 12th&19th antibody 1/2 test both are negative but still im worried too much but this is my sixth month but i cannot do test bcoz i am in a village my question isi can send my urine through my friend for...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYour question made me do some research as I have not heard of urine testing for HIV. It has been an approved test since 1996, but the accuracy is not the same as blood or the oral rapid test. It does test for the antibody against HIV which is what... Read more »

Are urine tests more accurate than blood tests?

This new information claiming that many people have HIV and are not testing positive on blood tests (the claim being that only the urine tests are accurate) seems to shake the very foundation of HIV knowledge. I'm very concerned. The...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The recent media reports about the urine tests have caused a lot of unnecessary panic. The following information is based on data published in the medical literature, not from media reports. Media reports are... Read more »

hiv-2 detectability (HIV-2) (HIV-2 TESTING)

I recently entered into a short term relationship with someone who is poz. Both gay males, he lives in asia and i live in the US. 100% use of condoms for anal sex. After the relationship ended I have gone for HIV rapid tests at the 7 week point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-2 is not prevalent in Asia. If you are concerned, why not just ask your ex if he has HIV-1 or HIV-2? Yes, HIV-2 screening tests are available, but I do not feel your risk, based on the information provided, warrants HIV-2 testing. I'll... Read more »

Comfused about urine test!!

Hi Dr,For all this time, I thought ELIZA (using blood serum) was the best test for detecting HIV antibody assuming the person is out of the window period (6 months). Now, what is this urine test the can produce positive result even with a negative...
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
I too am confused. Until I see more independent data, outside of company data, published, I can not evaluate the merits of this test. I think you can put your concerns to rest.MH... Read more »
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can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis just like what you take in school check ups? pls answer. Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

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 »