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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I live in India, approx 8 months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Thailand. The intercourse was with a condom. I tested -ve for HIV in Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sam,The screening tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2 are indeed different. There is some cross-reactivity between these two HIV viruses that accounts for the 80% figure Read more »

varied questions on HIV/AIDS

Dear Rick, Thanks for the great job you are doing of informing and educating us about safe sex, HIV, AIDS and other STDs. I have a number of questions for which I have found no answers in your previous responses: 1) How many different ways are there...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...questions. I'll answer them one at a time.1) How many different ways are there to test for HIV? There are multiple types of tests for HIV. By far, the most widely used andaccurate are the antibody blood tests (ELISA/Western Blot/IFA). These... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hola Antonio!Congratulations! WEPA!!!!Why is HIV testing different from cholesterol and anemia testing? Well, for one thing, you aren't at risk of being discriminated against if you Read more »
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Project Inform

Ways to Test for HIV

...might have about HIV and can often provide you with referrals to local resources. Going to a Local Testing Site When you test for HIV, you may decide you don't want to see your regular doctor. Or, you may prefer to have a trained testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

...Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect the virus weeks earlier than standard screening, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
The Body

Action Across the Sectors: Highlights from National HIV Testing Day 2010

...AIDS.gov Partnerships Specialist. Each year I am honored to see all the ways individuals and groups take action for National HIV Testing Day (June 27) -- from conversations with loved ones, to getting tested, to attending or organizing local... Read more »
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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 »

Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent exposure has not 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 »

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, Read more »