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PCR test

Hi, i had sex with a prostitute last week and after 2 days i have taken PCR Test the result shows positive, latter again after 5 days i went to a hospital and took HIV 1 and HIV 2 tests here the result shows Non- Reactive, so doctor told that i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnostic testing due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. The accuracy of any type of HIV test taken at day two is unreliable.HIV-antibody tests (HIV-1 and HIV-2) taken prior to the three-month mark are not... Read more »

Question on blood test..

Dr Bob, this site is great, it has scared me at times and calmed me sometimes.. I had a very risky... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Celera Diagnostics to Market Gene-Based HIV Test

...Genomics and Applied Biosystems Group, said it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a gene-based HIV test. The test is designed to detect mutations in HIV that create resistance to certain drug treatments.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nova Scotia Company Provides 700 Rapid HIV Tests to Kenyan Orphanage

...Nova Scotia-based MedMira Inc., which markets rapid HIV diagnostic tests, announced Tuesday it recently donated 700 units for use in a Kenyan orphanage. The test kits were delivered mid-July to the Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to 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 »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »

sjb1 please explain this from r sowadski

Posted by mental_case
...Mr. Sowadsky's Response: Hi. Thank you for your question. There can be a wide degree of variance of the accuracy of these diagnostic tests for HIV infection. In labs that have a lot of experience with these tests, they are highly accurate... Read more »

test question please!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had a possible sexual exposure to hiv and expierenced lots of symptoms, rash, mouth ulcer, extreme fatigue, sore throat, would a proviral dna by pcr rule in ir out the cause of the illness, at 30 days taken reguardless if the fatigue is still... Read more »