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Diagnostic Tests For Hiv Aids

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Specialist Presses World Bank to Address Evidence of Allegedly Faulty HIV Diagnostic Kits Used in Public Health Centers in India

HIV/AIDS specialist Kunal Saha, who was commissioned by the World Bank earlier this year to investigate an HIV-prevention program in India, is calling on the bank to address evidence that some hospitals and blood banks allegedly were using faulty... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chembio Diagnostics Receives FDA "Approvable" Letter for Rapid HIV Tests

FDA has issued an "approvable" letter to Medford, N.Y.-based Chembio Diagnostics for its rapid HIV tests SURE CHECK HIV 1/2 and HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK as long as certain conditions are met, the company announced Wednesday, the United Press International... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Hello,Western Blot 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... 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 meds (ritonavir boosted atazanavir plus truvada) since October 2005. In an ideal world, if cost was no object, which bloods and other diagnostic tests...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The usual battery of tests includes: CD4 count/percent, HIV viral load, standard blood counts (white, red blood cells, platelets), Chemistry panel including lipid panel (total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, tryglycerides), liver panel (liver enzymes... Read more »

New improved diagnostic tests ?

Dear DoctorMaybe you could shed some light on new developments in the field of hiv diagnostic tests ? BACKGROUNDOne of the comments that one sees is that progression, and/or OI's are not always related directly to the absolute CD4 count (i.e....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »

AIDS diagnostic tools...

Dear Dr. Frascino: - As part of my activism in this armpit of the third world with doctors who lack the ability to even suspect HIV i initiating a program of physician awareness and giving them very basic diagnostic tools and helping them with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ron,Here are a few suggestions:AIDS Education Training Centers (AETC): www.aids-ed.org(Clinical Topics, Slide Decks, Training Materials)AIDS Info: www.aidsinfo.nih.govGuidelines:... Read more »
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Quest Diagnostics??? no...it's not them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Although Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.

Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »

Spoke to Quest Diagnostics Dr!

Posted by dontbelieveit, 1 Reply
I just spoke to the Dr that performed my test at Quest Diagnostics and asked him a bunch of questions.

Q1. What generation test was performed.
A. The most current test. (He never said rather it was 3rd or 4th).

Q2. What does the test check for?
A... Read more »

how do u diagnost penile discharge?

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
i had a recent urine test that showed no presence of white blood cells -> no bacteria (does this also mean i have no bacteria there? ruling out also NSU/NGU?)

ive tested - for chlam/gonnor.

but i still feel a slight tingling when i urinate. but... Read more »