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First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be Read more »

RE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive

Hello Doctor Bob You may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and... Read more »

two reactive elisas???

dear doc. here we go..............first at a possible exposure on june 10 i did a hiv test at 9... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...study, the share of Blacks who reported getting tested in the previous year was double the national rate. 13 (See " Black HIV Testing and Transmission in America ") But here's the bad news: Despite these higher-than-average testing rates, the... 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 »
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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 »

ELISA IN Massachusetts?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had my elisa done through my doctor and she sent it to quest diagnostics. I called Quest and no one had a clue about what generation of elisa they used. Does anyone know what generation is used in MA by Quest Diagnostics? Tested negative at 21... Read more »

TO NOT_SCARED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Excuse, ive seen some of your post and they seem very informative. But I would like to know, since you say you are negative, did you test at 3 months?, 4 months?, 5 months, 6 or what? I agree with you about the 3 month window period, but at what... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...to her physician, who wanted to conduct some blood tests and suggested that she be tested for HIV as well. The concept of an HIV test was a bit alarming for Jessica, but she consented. She and her husband were planning to start a family, and she... Read more »