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Different Types Of Hiv Tests Used

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

... How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential Test? What do the test results mean? If I test Positive, does that mean that I will die? ...
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Home Access test for all HIV 1 Sub Types

Here is an answer I received from Home Access Customer Inquiries, when asked if their test would detect all HIV-1 sub types, including the O-type:"Hello,The Home Access HIV test with detect antibodies for all subtypes of HIV-1. You should check with...
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
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Types of testing for HIV and accuracy- scared

I went to my family doctor and asked to get tested for HIV. I asked them after my testing if they used the Elisa or western blot test. They said no, that they do an antibody 1 and 2 test and if those come out pos, then they do the Elisa or western...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It doesn't sound like you got the whole story. The ELISA/EIA is the standard screening method for HIV antibody detection. While I would probably not worry too much about the accuracy of your results (you probably received reliable testing), you... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)Jul 11, 2008 doc i read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell... Read more »

Is he cured? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST, 2009)

I just read "Viral load is o" and your answer was that he is not completely free of the hiv virus because the test reflects the lowest level of sensitivity of the testing assay not all of the body compartments. Is there such a test? If there is,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST) Jul 11, 2008doc i read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell... Read more »
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National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

...fluid called oral mucosal transudate (OMT). This fluid contains HIV antibodies in an HIV- infected person. This test does not test for HIV in saliva. Urine HIV antibody test: The urine HIV-1 testing method is a painless, non-evasive option... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...immune system creates after an infection. 9 A blood test is used to confirm whether a person has been infected with HIV. 8 HIV tests look for the presence of antibodies rather than the virus itself. There are many different types of HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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my patner is positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just recently found out that someone who had been sleeping with me and getting close with me...was and has been positive for 2 years...this news has really brought me to some hard realizations. anyone got any advice on what to do...I cannot get... Read more »

need some help

Posted by worried75, 1 Reply
...and my tongue is jacked up. Any thoughts from anybody would be great. I have been worried about different clades and would HIV tests pick up all types of the virus. My Dr. seems to think 6 months is good but he doesn't see much of this stuff .... Read more »

hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Collaborated with Abbott Laboratories in developing some of the first HIV tests.... There are at least 30 tests marketed to test for HIV. None of them are approved by the FDA to diagnose the presence or absence of HIV. Not the Elisa, not viral... Read more »

tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can someone pleas explain what tests exist? how can you do T-cell test? in my place the hospital says there is only one test. does i include all the neccesary tests? Read more »