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Hiv Antigen Test

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antigen plus antibody hiv test

Dear Dr. Bob,I am married to a wonderful young lady and I have two beautiful kids.The reason why I am telling you about all this is help determining if the symptoms I have are stress related.I am a guy and I had full intercourse sex with a Russian...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot.2.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. Your negative test at four weeks is encouraging, but not conclusive. You'll need to retest at three months.3.Same response as #2 above.Thanks for... Read more »

Dou Hiv antibody/p24 antigen test

Dear Dr Bob,thank you for your selfless work.I had an unprotected sexual encounter with someone of... Read more »

HIV NAT, Antigen Testing

Doctor,I have heard that NAT testing and Antigen testing is the most accurate testing yet to test... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

... On June 18, 2010, FDA approved a new, "4th generation" HIV diagnostic assay. The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay is the first HIV diagnostic assay that simultaneously detects both antigen and Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...the vast majority of people who have requested tests like PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, etc., for diagnostic purposes, have been at extremely low risk for HIV. In fact, the people who have requested these tests the most,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas AG Abbott Rules That State Law Permits Prison Officials to Mandate HIV Testing Among State Prisoners

...HIV-positive in prison. July 2006 statistics show that of 154,000 prisoners in Texas, 2,627 are HIV-positive ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 8/24/06). Abbott's opinion, which leaves the decision regarding mandatory testing up to the Texas... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mississippi Medicaid Drug Policy Limiting Prescription Drugs Soon Will Be Lifted for HIV-Positive People, Assistant AG Says

...prescriptions violates federal law. Wingate said he probably will rule in two weeks on whether to grant a permanent injunction against the state (AP/Biloxi Sun Herald , 1/30). Back to other news for January 31, 2006 Search the Newsroom... Read more »
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hiv antigen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what is the chane of me taking 3 hiv antibody tests many yrs after exposure all neg the today i went for a hiv 2 and antigen test that these test would come back Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you think you've experienced ARS symptoms... Read more »

45 days hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, I had a hiv test p24 antigen test and antibody test, 45 days after exposure, the doctor says that is conclusive. What is your take on this Read more »

Oops! - I should have posted my question here

Posted by Anonymous
...after the fact that the "Discreet" test I took at home is not approved by the FDA. Also, I'm not certain if the inactivated HIV antigens in the "Discreet" test are found in the testing solution, in addition to the test cassette. Could I have... Read more »