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Different Hiv Test Methods

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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 »

HIV Testing methods

Dear Doctor:Could you explain the different methods/techniques currently used to test HIV... Read more »

different viral load test methods?

I just got back my latest lab results.. I have a viral load track record of 37,500 > 17,500 >... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Entry Into HIV Medical Care After HIV Diagnosis: Risk Factors and Research Methods

"Timely linkage to HIV medical care has the potential to improve individual health outcomes and prevent secondary HIV transmission," though recent research found study design affected estimates of delayed care entry, the authors noted. For example,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

Nearly 300 U.S. physicians, government health officials and HIV/AIDS advocates on Wednesday gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day meeting that focuses on new approaches to expanding HIV testing in the nation and its potential effect on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: HIV Detection Varies by Method

The odds of detecting HIV infection in African-American men vary according to the type of testing approach used, according to a new study. CDC recently reported that men who have sex with men accounted for 61 percent of all new HIV infections in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: Advances in Methods of Measuring Incidence

Why does there appear to be an annual increase in new HIV infections? It is important to note that the new estimates do not show an increase in new HIV infections. The new estimates are from the first national surveillance system of its kind in... Read more »
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Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »

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 »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
Had about all the symptoms except a fever. I have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle... Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(AIDSLINE) Consistent sequential detection of RNA, antigen and antibody in early HIV infection: assessment of the window period.
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):219 (abstract no. Tu.A.153). Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/96921980
Busch M;... Read more »