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Hiv And Lack Of Serum Reactivity

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Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi ..my girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If your girlfriend has only had a reactive (positive) preliminary HIV-antibody/antigen screening test, she would not yet be considered HIV positive! She needs a confirmatory, more specific test, Read more »

HIV/ serum albumin correlation

Is it common or uncommon to have a serum albumin level as high as 48 g/l after several years'... Read more »

Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development of Proteinuria or Elevated Serum Creatinine and Mortality in HIV-Infected Women

...HIV-negative women with a similar high-risk profile since 1993. Researchers determined the incidence of proteinuria or elevated serum creatinine in the cohorts, to assess whether they were predictors of mortality in HIV-positive women, and to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...particular test will depend on the prevalence of HIV in the population, the biological fluid examined (i.e., whole blood, plasma, serum, oral fluid, urine, etc.), and the conditions under which the test is performed. Over the years, advances in... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...monitoring disease. Considerations in Choosing a Screening Test Methodology Regardless of the particular screening test used, serum or plasma samples are first tested (screened) using a test with high sensitivity, most often an ELISA, "rapid... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Seroconversion occurs after infection with HIV. It is the process when the blood of the infected person (or in fact his/her serum) is converted (hence the term) by developing antibodies against HIV. In general antibodies are generated by the... Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...56, 31 28.Anti-collagen antibodies (found in gay men, haemophiliacs, Africans of both sexes and people with leprosy) 31 29.Serum-positive for rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody (both found in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoantibodies)... Read more »

today news

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...National Blood Transfusion Committee) was formed to coordinate the state groups. In 1945, the Red Cross took over blood and serum preparation units established by the Australian Army. In 1995, a government report recommended the foundation of a... Read more »