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Failure Rate Of Hiv Elisa Tests

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real effectiveness of condoms/ What is the failure rate of condoms for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Question 1:Is it true the CDC said the failure rate of condoms is 17% for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy? Would the failure rate of condoms for couples attempting to prevent HIV transmission be higher than the failure rate of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When we calculate the failure rate for condoms, we look at the pregnancy rateper year that occurs in couples who use condoms. For latex condoms, thetypical failure rate is about 12%. However, if condoms are used... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of Antiretroviral Virological Failure Higher Among Children Living With HIV/AIDS Than Adults, Study Finds

One in eight children living with HIV/AIDS "experiences triple-class virological failure -- meaning the virus becomes resistant to multiple drugs -- within five years of starting antiretroviral treatment," according to a study published Wednesday... Read more »
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Update on Antiretroviral Treatment Failure and the Management of Treatment-Experienced HIV-Infected Patients

Abstract Despite advances in the management of persons living with HIV, and the remarkable improvements in morbidity and mortality, treatment failure still occurs. With failure, the virus becomes increasingly resistant not only to the... Read more »
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HEAT: Virologic Failure Rates Similar (and Low), Emerging Resistance Uncommon on Abacavir/Lamivudine vs. Tenofovir/Emtricitabine

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
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Virologic Failure Experienced by 12% of HIV-Infected People With Persistent, Low-Level Viral Load

About 12% of HIV-infected people who have a persistently low but detectable viral load go on to experience virologic failure, according to study results (read abstract ; view poster ) presented at ICAAC 2012. These findings suggest that consistent... Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... 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, while in those areas my risk was virtually non-existent. Just... Read more »

HIV Elisa test

Posted by runner_85, 1 Reply
Hi bro,

Please help me on this.

i got a elisa test on 19th of this month,

Eilsa test results.

Investigation Findings
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HIV - Cut Off Value 0.548

HIV - Test Value ... 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 people develop antibodies by 4 weeks and would test postive then (90% is what I heard).

Thanks

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