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HIV tests at early stage

Dear doctor .which tests are the most important one to do to detect HIV at early stage ..and what is the name of the latest generation of viral load test.Thank you doctor for your response.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Depends on what early is. Nothing is 100% reliable within the first 4 weeks of infection. DNA PCR and viral load tests become positive by 4 weeks. Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for... Read more »

Confusion about the early HIV test. HELP DOCTOR BOB.

Hi Doc BOB. I have a quick question that I think has not been answered before (or at least the very... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnancy for HIV-Positive Women Safer in Early Stages of Virus, Study Says

... HIV-positive women who want to become pregnant should be informed that pregnancy is safer during the early clinical stages of the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HIV Testing Key for Success of African Treatment Programs, Expert Says at South Africa Conference

... Early HIV testing is an important factor for the successful implementation of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in African countries, Ernest Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Versus Early Testing of HIV -- 16 Sites, United States, 2000-2003

...Knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) serostatus has been an important element of HIV-prevention and -treatment efforts. 1 In 2000, among the estimated 850,000-950,000 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Awards $35 Million to Support HIV Testing and Increase Early Diagnosis of HIV Among African Americans

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $35 million in funding to state and local health departments to increase HIV testing opportunities among populations disproportionately affected by HIV, primarily African Americans. ... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did they occurr? How long did they last? What was... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...result was negative for HIV and 1:16 ratio for VDRL. My doctor says this can be cured. My worry is that can HIV infection in early stage show +ve for VDRL test? Can someone help me. I'm now is week 5-6 Read more »

HIV - Medicine Early? Support?

Posted by bigdog2007, 3 Replies
...Late-January of 2006, i was a male victim of sexually assault. I went to a local urgent care, and they advised me to get a HIV test. I did get a test, and the test results for RNA came back positive. The ELISA test came back negative. I... Read more »

am i?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unprotected gay sex, where i was the receiver and now I'm worried like crazy. It was my first time, but now im scared i may have hiv. Would it be too early to test now? I really want to know cause it's drivin me insane. Read more »