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Hiv Conventional Testing

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

... diabetes mellitus) Kidney disorders Liver disorders Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy In addition, some studies have shown that obese persons ( body mass index > 30...
Ask the Experts

HIV+ Vs Chronic illness wrong diagnosis

I have a chronic disease of the bone for over 10years and was diagnosized HIV+ in the past 5 years. I was a virgin and of low risk before my HIV test. I strongly still believe that my chronic disease might be interfering with the HIV test. The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...The tests you mention look for antibodies that your body makes to HIV. Another test would be one that looks for the actual virus itself. The ultrasensitive HIV RNA PCR (also called viral load test) Read more »

Test at 12 weeks

Dr Doctor,I have just received a rapid test with Oraquick and a conventional test with 4th Generation ELISA, after 12 weeks of exposure. The rapid test came back negative. I am now waiting for the result of the conventional test. Waiting for the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The 12 week post-exposure antibody test is definitive. if it si negative, it means that the exposure did not lead to HIV infection, unless, of course, a more recent exposure has occurred. Now, if you have any symptoms consistent with acute HIV... Read more »

rare cases

Why are there rare cases of people who cannot ever seroconvert[produce antibodies to HIV infection]? I am talking about someone who has been healthy their whole life? I thought everyone produced antibodies to HIV if infected but I know now this is...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...If there is nothing wrong with your immune system, you should be able to produce HIV antibodies that will be picked up by conventional testing. The extremely rare cases when this does not happen (and you can almost Read more »

endorsing viral load tests?

Hello,I asked you earlier about a group of people who never develop antibodies to HIV infection. Which you answered here But your answer was somehow vague in there: "I am...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV antibody tests are extremely reliable and are the gold standard for determining whether someone is infected with HIV or not. Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black AIDS Institute Intern Spotlight: 101st NAACP National Conference

...the Test 1 Million/ Greater Than AIDS booth; we will be here until Wednesday July 14th, so come visit our table to learn how HIV/AIDS is impacting Black America. Black communities don't pay enough attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. My... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Addresses NAACP Convention, Pledges to Address HIV/AIDS With Organization

...was elected addressed the NAACP 's national convention and pledged to work with the organization to address issues such as HIV/AIDS, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. During his 45-minute speech, Bush said that HIV/AIDS is highly... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...listing of overviews, news and research articles . If you'd like to get tested for HIV, talk to your doctor or call a local HIV/AIDS hotline or HIV organization to find out about trustworthy places you can go for testing. If you live in the... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

... Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll Read more »
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conventional blood test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering if a conventional blood test (not the ELISA test) can detect HIV in any way. i am not sure i am posting this in the right topic but thank you in advance Read more »

scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected sex with my ex in Jan. In April I took and hiv test and it came back negative. In March I had unprotected sex with my new boyfriend and had to be treated for bv. I went back Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

Took another test

Posted by scared2Bpos, 3 Replies
...Lastnight I took another rapid hiv test at 8 weeks post risky exposure. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a man of unknown status. I have been having lots of symptoms Read more »