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Diagnostic Test For AIDS

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Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or indeterminate... Read more »

RNA accuracy if not a false positive...

Hi Bob, I have tremendous respect for the work you do and the honest appraisal you give to all... Read more »

annual diagnostics/tests

I would be grateful for your guidance. I am a 44 year old male diagnosed with HIV in 2001 and on... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...simultaneously detects both antigen and antibodies for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The new test is also the first diagnostic test approved by FDA for use in children as young as 2 years of age, and pregnant women. This single,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Field Heats Up: Diagnostic Testing in the Developing World

...In October, at its meeting in San Francisco, the Infectious Diseases Society of America sponsored a Conference to Develop an HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Research Agenda for Resource-poor Countries . In November, a workshop sponsored by GMHC and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Home Diagnostic Tests: The Ultimate House Call?

...reproducible the results are when a test is run over and over; and accuracy -- how well the results compare to a laboratory test. All diagnostic tests have limitations, and sometimes their use may produce erroneous or questionable results. Test... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...not always pick up an infection. A p-24 antigen test (whether positive or negative) must always be used alongside other HIV diagnostic tests, before a person's HIV status can be determined. Qualitative PCR tests The DNA Qualitative PCR can be... Read more »
Connect With Others

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...AIDS. Tulane has patented HIAP-II, and Autoimmune Technologies is licensing HIAP-II technology in order to develop screening and diagnostic tests and therapies for Non-HIV AIDS and to study the possibility of generating vaccines against Non-HIV... Read more »

unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with negative result. so the negative result after 8 weeks is accurate, isn't it? does it mean i... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS. Tulane has patented HIAP-II, and Autoimmune Technologies is licensing HIAP-II technology in order to develop screening and diagnostic tests and therapies for Non-HIV AIDS and to study the possibility of generating vaccines against Non-HIV... Read more »