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Difference Between Hiv Tests

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difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My question is what does the hepatitus b testing reveal about other std's and hiv. From the hepatitus b test results alone can you determine if you have or...
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
No, you need a specific HIV blood test to determine whether you have HIV infection. Read more »

Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test (different than the others, I think)

Hi Doc -Last sex: 28 JuneFirst HIV test post-this: 21 July, roughly a month later; Oraquick (finger... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Among High School Students -- United States, 2007

...analyzed. The results indicated that nationwide, 12.9% of all high school students had ever been tested for HIV. The prevalence of HIV testing increased with increasing grade and decreased with increasing age at first sexual intercourse.... Read more »
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Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...up enough antibodies to be tested positive after the original exposure? 1-3 months. Concerning Rapid Hiv Test Posted: Mar 28, 2001 Dear Dr. Mark, First, I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work... Read more »

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 »

45 days hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, I had a hiv test p24 antigen test and antibody test, 45 days after exposure, the doctor says that is conclusive. What is your take on this ? Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which gives a reading of positive or negative or is there some interpretation... Read more »