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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA...
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pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot in my wife. We spoke to a infectious disease doctor and they were surprised by the latest results and ordered more testing. I am pretty confident that there is some type of error in the last test, but am going out of my mind. Can you... Read more »

Is he cured? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST, 2009)

I just read "Viral load is o" and your answer was that he is not completely free of the hiv virus because the test reflects the lowest level of sensitivity of the testing assay not all of the body compartments. Is there such a test? If there is,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Is he cured? No. Having an undetectable HIV plasma viral load does not men someone with HIV has been cured.Unfortunately the virus never "dies off." The guy with the undetectable Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"Home Access Express Test" is the only FDA-approved HIV home test kit available (so far). Blood is obtained by lancet and a filter strip with blotted blood is mailed in a protected Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...serology rate announced through this survey does not mean that we should fold our hands and say Cameroon is not really affected by HIV/AIDS," adding, "This is the time for us to examine the strategies used to fight the pandemic and seek ways of... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

... June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

... Alex Simwanza, director of programs for Zambia's National HIV/AIDS Council , in an interview ahead of Zambia's national voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing in all health care settings for every... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »