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Hiv Diagnostic Tests

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Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or indeterminate... Read more »

HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection? Read more »

HIV Positive

Hello doctor, are all HIV positive people have had positive elisa test and positive western blot?... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

...simultaneously detects both antigen and antibodies for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The new test is also the first diagnostic test approved by FDA for use in children as young as 2 years of age, and pregnant women. This single,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

... Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nova Scotia Company Provides 700 Rapid HIV Tests to Kenyan Orphanage

...Nova Scotia-based MedMira Inc., which markets rapid HIV diagnostic tests, announced Tuesday it recently donated 700 units for use in a Kenyan orphanage. The test kits were delivered mid-July to the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Celera Diagnostics to Market Gene-Based HIV Test

...Genomics and Applied Biosystems Group, said it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a gene-based HIV test. The test is designed to detect mutations in HIV that create resistance to certain drug treatments.... Read more »
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positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply know the presence of this provirus in the body" ? 2. If somehow hiv and proviruses are eliminated- what are the deciding diagnostic tests to confirm a cure? best wishes Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. Read more »


Posted by tronco2, 3 Replies
Bueno le doy las gracias especialmente a diosayudame, miguell, experto, que han respondido mis preguntas, mi intencin no es ser una molestia para este foro, con lo que se refiere a preguntas " repetitivas ", pero bueno espero que me entiendan. Lo... Read more »

HIV DNA reliability

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply Thailand. These data support the use of HIV DNA PCR tests only as a secondline supplemental test to licensed standard HIV diagnostic testing strategies Reference: ... Read more »