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Different Ways To Test For Hiv

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3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. There are a number of potential causes for false-positive ELISA tests.... 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 »

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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Ways to Test for HIV

Introduction Going to Your Doctor's Office Going to a Local Testing Site Using an In-Home Kit Why Not Use More Sensitive Tests? Introduction About four to six weeks after you've been exposed to HIV, you will want to test for it with a... Read more »
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AIDS Clinic in Lesotho Closes: Bracelet of Hope Campaign Looks to Support AIDS Patients in Different Ways

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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 »
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HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

Listen to Audio (49 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here . --> Welcome. My name is Kellee Terrell and I'm the news editor for TheBody.com. This HIV... 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 »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, rather than wait the agonizing three months for a regular HIV antibody test result. Read more »

My way of dealing with 3 month wait period to test

Posted by Ivan88, 1 Reply
Hi all,
So my story is:
1 month ago had protected sex with sex worker.
I was drunk and had low erection so condom was moving, but still covered my boy's head , then girl gave me handjob and then I changed condom. Anyway I got genital herpis 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 »