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Difference Between Hiv Tests

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Different HIV Testing Methods

I'm a 30 year old bi-sexual "I guess" male. In the past few weeks I've had a few low risk - no risk ecounters which include unprotected oral (giving) and protected insertive anal sex with a transexual (possible protitute), condom...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The HIV RNA test can pick up virus within a week of infection. The p24 within 2 weeks. I do find your specific activity low risk for HIV (high risk for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), but your overall sexual behavior perhaps more risky.Have... Read more »

I have a different problem with hiv test

Dear Dr. Bob, Bonjour,First of all, I admire you from the bottom of my heart for providing your... 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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Genotypic and Phenotypic Resistance Tests -- What is the Difference?

HIV drug resistance occurs when the virus is able to resist the drugs ability to suppress or limit its reproduction. There are currently two tests used to measure for drug resistance. One kind of test is called a "genotypic" test, the other is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos -- 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Table of Contents Introduction New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Prevalence Rate of Diagnosed HIV Infection Editorial Note Acknowledgment References TABLE 1. Estimated Number* and Percentage of New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

ACTG 5202 -- Effectiveness of Different Treatments

There are several potential choices when it comes to the initial treatment of HIV infection. In the American trial ACTG 5202, researchers explored the following questions: Is a fixed-dose combination of the nukes abacavir + 3TC (Kivexa)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gender Differences in the Prediction of Condom Use Among Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders: Testing the Information-Motivation-Behavior Skills (IMB) Model

The current study sought to evaluate the predictive value of the Information-Motivation-Behavior Skills (IMB) model of HIV prevention for sexually active juvenile offenders and to explore gender differences in IMB model constructs for condom use in... Read more »
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Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001

is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you

The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent screening tool and... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

testing and different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
here is my story, about 5 months ago, i thought i was exposed to hiv, tested negative with home access, and consider the results to be conclusive...however, about 3 years ago, i had protected sex with a thai prostitute and performed unprotected oral... Read more »

RNA testing & different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a question for the board. I had a Roche RNA version 1.0 test done and it came back non-detectible under 400. I know this is geared to pick up clade B and not the others. What are the odds that I could have picked up a weird subtype here in... Read more »