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Determine Hiv Sensitivity

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Time sensitive question regarding PEP from an AIDS activist

Dear Dr. BOB,How r u? I hope u r doing fine, u have helped me a couple of years ago and since then I have been doing a lot of volunteer work for my local HIV/AIDS network as I promised u. I have a quick question and I was hoping u would help me. 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Jason,Welcome back to the forum.Regarding your dilemma, if your gal-pal had sex in July of 08 and tested HIV negative in November of 08 and has not had any potential HIV-acquisition risk since then, your HIV-acquisition risk would be Read more »

Western blot as a stand alone test? Why not? (SENSITIVITY VERSUS SPECIFICITY, 2010)

Doctor, I forgot to ask this in previous question. Like I have said, I have tested negative out to... Read more »

test sensitivity for HIV1 subtypes

Dear Ryan,Please let me begin by thanking you for this generous and invaluable service. I am a 26... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toronto Star Profiles Canadian Photography Collective PhotoSensitive, Project on HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

...partnership Rwanda Initiative , about the Canadian photography collective PhotoSensitive and its efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. PhotoSensitive, which was formed in 1990 by former Star photographer Andrew Stawicki and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Calls on Media Outlets in Ethiopia to Be More Sensitive When Reporting on HIV/AIDS

... Media outlets in Ethiopia should be more sensitive when reporting on or about people living with HIV/AIDS because some of the language used has been improper, Sonya De Masi, resident adviser at Internews Network , said on Monday Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sensitive Sleuthing Helps Cut Infant HIV Rates in Florida

...Legislature established the Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA), an effort to find women of child-bearing age at risk for HIV or addiction and, if necessary, help them deliver healthy babies. Initially, the act allocated $100,000 for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Test 25 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests, Study Says

...A new HIV test that identifies "tiny amounts" of p24 protein inside HIV is 25 times more sensitive than current HIV tests, according to Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas confirmatory assays have a high specificity. Tests with high sensitivity produce few... Read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post surgery and... Read more »


Posted by tronco2, 3 Replies
Bueno le doy las gracias especialmente a diosayudame, miguell, experto, que han respondido mis preguntas, mi intencin no es ser una molestia para este foro, con lo que se refiere a preguntas " repetitivas ", pero bueno espero que me entiendan. Lo... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »