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Elisa Hiv Test Accuracy At 4 Weeks From Exposure

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their results and then get locked into a vicious cycle of repetitive testing often accompanied by additional fears that the HIV testing itself might infect them. These folks often wind up severely psychiatrically impaired. You can find a number... Read more »

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 »

Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be directly withdrawn from my accounts quarterly, a small amount but feel to do it.I have searched troughs your treads and did not find such subject posed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test is recommended if you want a definitive and conclusive result. I agree with the doctor that you've had way too many HIV tests already and that most likely you are HIV negative. Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low (mutual... Read more »

HIV subtypes and testing

Hey Doc! I had a possible exposure in Thailand and 2.5 weeks later I got tested via PCR DNA in the US. I read a study published in a medical journal (2001) that subtype E (A/E) sensitivity was as low as 70% (whereas B was 100%). "E" would have been...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...and rising viral loads. It does not occur weeks or months after the initial infection. PCR tests are not appropriate screening test for HIV. The most appropriate screening tests are the HIV antibody tests. The modern versions of the ELISA test... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again... 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 »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before the 3 month test? Read more »

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 »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped. 3 weeks after the encounter, I came down with a horribly painful sore throat on one side!! It killed to swallow and my... Read more »

testing questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what's the best HIV test to get done? what is the one that is most commonly used when they draw blood from your arm? and what all should i ask to get Read more »