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Do Standard Blood Tests Test For Hiv

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Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

Hello, I am mildly concerned about a couple of 'inconclusive' HIV tests that I just had. I have been with the same partner (my wife) for over 11 years and the last time I was with someone else sexually was almost 12 years ago. Both my wife and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative 3 years ago, then your chances of being HIV infected now are nonexistent. There are many reasons for indeterminate HIV test results. You can read about these in the archives of this forum. To sort out your inconclusive results I would... Read more »

Blood Testing for HIV

Mr. Sowadsky, My girlfriend was "raped" a year and a half ago. She has hadtwo blood tests (standard... Read more »

Can HIV be detected in standard bloodtest?

Can HIV be detected in blood test/blood work that is not an HIV test? For example, blood taken from... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

... Rapid HIV tests have been found to be highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in clinical trials in India, according Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

...in the solution. Although the results of rapid screenings will be reported in point-of-care settings, as with all screening tests for HIV, if the OraQuick test gives a reactive test result, that result must be confirmed with an additional... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV testing, you had two choices ... get stuck witha needle, or don't get tested at all. Now, for those of you who... Read more »
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ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... 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 »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Will HIV show up on a standard blood test for example, during a Physical/Check-up at the doctor? Read more »

Oral HIV testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I hear that clinics (not sure if all clinics) also give out oral HIV tests. Is that true? What do they do with that and are they reliable?? Read more »