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Does Every Immunosuppression Make Hiv Test Not Accurate

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can pregnancy (immunosuppression) delay HIV antibody production?

Dr. Bob I respect you very much and trust your opinion...PLEASE HELP...I had an exposure 5 1/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my eye. The dentist I worked for was laughed at me for being nervous and said that you cant...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No. Neither pregnancy nor stress delays HIV seroconversion.2. You've had negative hepatitis C screening at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 5 months. Just what part of "hepatitis C negative" are you having difficulty understanding?3. No.4. Yes, your... Read more »

My boy friend told me that he is HIV positive. What test should i get, is my test sufficient.

Hi Dr. Bob, My boy friend told me four months back that he is HIV positive. He came to know that... Read more »

do you have the guts to comment on this?

Said by a top hiv prevention expert... "Although it is often said that immunosuppressive drugs... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late HIV Testing -- 34 States, 1996-2005

...date might have occurred in certain cases. For example, some persons might have had positive results from anonymous, unreported HIV tests before they had a confidential HIV test which was reported to a health department, making the time from... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days... Read more »

believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this: http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html Read more »

Fingering and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Went to club and ended -up fingering one of the ladies, noticed that i had two torn cuticles and small piece if skin peeled back but otherwise no bleeding. Also massaged her nipple with hands and then kissed her chest. May have got some of vaginal... Read more »

years?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.hivguidelines.org/public_html/center/clinical-guidelines/adult_hiv_guidelines/supplemental_pages/hiv_test/hiv_test.htm I read this and it said in rare cases someone may not test positive for months or years.. Ok why are they stating... Read more »