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Does Hashimoto Affect Hiv Testing Accuracy

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Hashimotos or Graves disease and propylthiouracil effect HIV results?

Hi there. I am from Sydney Australia.I have just come across your site and think its amazing!!I realise you have archives but for some reason I cant access them as my computer keeps freezing!I work for a HIV/STD hotline here and i just have a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day, Mate!Thyroid disease and/or propylthiouracil do not affect HIV-antibody test validity or the duration of the seroconversion window.Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).... Read more »

The accuracy of PCR test, cocktail therapy & an HIV cure

Hi Dr Young, Thank you so much for your answer and it sets my mind at ease as I suffered from... Read more »

pimecrolimus and HIV antibody test accuracy?

My situation here is that i had an exposure about one year back and i recently got tested for HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy Testing

Acknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latinos Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Less Likely to Be Tested, Treated, Report Says

Although Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, they are less likely to be tested or seek treatment for the disease, compared with non-Latinos, according to a report released yesterday by the National Alliance of State and Territorial... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Accuracy of Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test? Please help!

Posted by Burgundy11, 1 Reply
I did a Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test 5months after my exposure. The result was negative. How accurate is the result?! Read more »

HIV Rapid Oral Fluid Test Accuracy.

Posted by Baily, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about HIV rapid oral fluid test's accuracy. I have been reading mixed reviews that the rapid oral test has a history of false negitives and does not preform as what the manufactor claims >99%.

I tested with an oral fluid test at... Read more »

Accuracy of tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard the accuracy percentages of HIV tests, but I was wondering about something that seems rather logical. Wouldn't an inaccurate HIV test more likely be false-positive, rather than false-negative. Aren't there certain things that cause the... Read more »