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Failure Rate Of Hiv Elisa Tests

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to...
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Need answers before I choose which doctor to go to!!!!

Hey Dr Bob,I had an exposure to HIV and test antibody negative on the rapid test at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post PEP. I had a insertive sexual exposure with condom failure not work related. I do not believe in the conclusiveness of my tests...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,In the choice between HIV PCR & ELISA and CD4 & ELISA, I would suggest "none of the above" is the correct and most appropriate answer!Negative six-weeks, Read more »

8 ELISA & 3 PCR tests after PEP (DOUBLE BAGGING) (USING TWO CONDOMS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Hw r u? am 28 yrs old south African. i had written u b4...bt didn't get reply...i know u r really busy helping ppl. pls this time reply me...i beg u.On the 30th of Jan 2008 i hada condom failure with a sex worker in Dubai. i used 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First off, the claims that sex workers in Dubai are deliberately trying to infect their clients with HIV seems very spurious to me. Don't believe everything you hear! Next, using two latex condoms simultaneously is not recommended. 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 Read more »

When can I stop?

Hi Doc.Thanks so much for being that person you are. You have helped so many people by answering questions that are often the most scariest parts of their lives.My Question is simple. I had an exposure to hiv a few months ago. I was in South Africa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the maker of Combivir? At any rate, your risk was brief unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex due to condom failure with an HIV-positive partner. That does place you at some degree of risk for HIV acquisition. Your repeatedly negative HIV... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...load tests are also approved for monitoring the effects of ARV therapy, to track viral suppression, and to detect treatment failure.* (* Older methods of quantitation of viral burden that are not recommended or no longer have FDA clinical... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...and Drug Administration's top priorities. A new class of drugs, a home blood testcollection kit, an oral diagnostic test, an HIV antigen test, an HIV-1 antigen test for blood supply, and an HIV viral load test areamong the most recent in a long... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in... Read more »
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3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Friends, I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse. no condom, 0.5hrs. Tested neg 3.5 mths elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 pcr both tests done by A.I.M. health labs. I had the symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and white tonge with... Read more »

HIV ELISA Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...One last question for all of you experts. I had an HIV test and it was negative. Does the ELISA test both HIV 1 & 2?? I have been in areas where HIV 2 is prevalent. However, Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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http://www.robertogiraldo.com/eng/papers/EveryoneTestsPositive.html Read more »

How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most Read more »