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Diagnostic Tests For Hiv Aids

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Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for you. I had intercourse with a female 45 days ago (status unknown) where the condom broke. Within 24 hours I started combivir as a pep for 28 days. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test results. Neither HIV DNA PCR nor HIV PCR RNA is recommended for routine HIV diagnostic screening. The best test for HIV diagnostic screening remains the HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period.Thanks for your desire to... Read more »

question about pcr and antibody testing

Hi dr bob, if the antibody tests used today are so good and taken beyond 6months gives you your... Read more »

re; last hope ---- please look

Dr Bob, Thank you so much for your answer. Donation of $100 has been made to your great... 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 »
UNAIDS

Initiative to Promote Access to Quality HIV Medicines Releases First Batch of Results Today

...extent of viral resistance to medication. Through its department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, WHO is also evaluating HIV test kits and technologies to monitor HIV drug treatment. In addition, guidelines on minimum requirements for... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...to test people who are worried about symptoms, after having a possible exposure with someone whose HIV status is unknown! Tests for HIV-2 and Group "O" The HIV-2 virus is found almost exclusively in Western Africa, and in persons who have had... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Home Diagnostic Tests: The Ultimate House Call?

...Associates in Baltimore. Geraty says it's important to have a face-to-face relationship when delivering the news of a positive HIV test. Without it, he says, "there's a psychological component of the person's illness that is completely left out... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »