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Description Of Hiv Diagnosis

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HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and itching, continued severe to moderate discomfort in thymus area, bouts of node and lymph vessel pains make for a perfect HIV diagnosis. yet you wrongly pass me off as a case of anxiety and mania! You couldnt be more wrong, i cannot think up... Read more »

HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

This is the description of a $260 test on Private MD Labs's website. Is this a good early detection test? The company says its conclusive at 28 days. So I'm asking did I waste my $260 by taking this test at 16 days post incident? Would it be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DNA PCR is used to detect cell-associated proviral DNA. The test is not considered to be sufficiently accurate for making an HIV diagnosis without confirmation and is not FDA approved for this use. However, it can be helpful to sort out unclear... Read more »

trying to understand test description?

dear dr.bob your insight would be helpful my question is i had a hiv test done through quest diagnostics the test description said viral antibody 1&2 titer. i called my doctor for my results he said he would have them back in 2 to 3 days at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( Congratulations on your negative definitive HIV test. WOO-HOO!Stay safe to stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

not a diagnosis but a description of

I had sexual intercourse with a woman.I had shaved my arms before.The hair grew in but I keep getting these pinky red spots about the size of an eraser head. Only on my forarms and biceps am I getting these spots. They appear and then go away in...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...say that rashes are sometimes associated with acute or recent HIV infection, but it is not usually the type of rash that you describe, and almost never without other symptoms.You are right that if you think you have been recently exposed to HIV,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

...Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Among High School Students -- United States, 2007

...analyzed. The results indicated that nationwide, 12.9% of all high school students had ever been tested for HIV. The prevalence of HIV testing increased with increasing grade and decreased with increasing age at first sexual intercourse.... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
...the exposure I start feel burning after I done from peeing. One week after exposure I did STD & microbiologi urine & HIV tests: All STD tests are negative (VDRL - TPHA - Chlamedia (IgG/IgM) - HBsAg - Anti HSV II IgG/IgM) in my urine... Read more »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...areaI have not seen what an HIV rash looks like but i heard its maculopapular and non blanching. I am not sure if mine fits that description nor do i know if its merely a folliculitis from wearing unwashed clothing items or sleeping in a bed with... Read more »

Am I infetcted.. not hiv.. but other STDs though..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...First of all, I know this is an HIV site, but the description for this forum included worries about STDs. I had gotten tested for HIV 12 weeks after, I am negative (which is great Read more »