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Posted by Anonymous
Jessica P. is a 32-year-old African American woman in good health. In November of 1999, she received a flu shot at her local clinic. Two weeks later, she developed fever and some upper respiratory tract complaints. She visited her primary care... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Recently had a ELISA test at a health testing center. Result negative.
Im concearned because the nurse could not tell me what generation test it was and in fact never heard of different generation tests. I assumed the center was professional
Cost $105... Read more »

Testing Information/Do Not compare Symptoms.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

1st) pre-test on 6-8 weeks timing point.

2nd) final conclusive test on 13 weeks (3 months).



statistical experience in last 20 years says:... Read more »

ELISA test and sero-conversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am very worried eventhough I took an ELISA and antigen p24 test last week after a possible exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago (unprotected sex with a sex worker) and they both came back negative.

I have been really tired the last 4 weeks by some kind of... Read more »

Test de Confirmacin Elisa ?

Posted by indefinido79, 3 Replies
Como anda toda la gente el foro.
Espero re bien!

Una duda; esta semana me hago el Elisa en un laboratorio privado.
Cuando consult, me dieron el precio, y que demoraba ms o menos 3 das.
Pregunt que cmo hacan la confirmacin, mediante un Western Blot le... Read more »
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Nicotine's effect on HIV ELISA test (SMOKING AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello, Dr. Frascino -Does smoking (cigarettes) have any effect on HIV testing? Also, does it affect the generally accepted 'window period' for HIV seroconversion? Thank you for your help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.As in the case with so many questions, the information/reassurance you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bob<a href="">Smoking and its... Read more »

What is this HIV Testing technology - Is this ELISA testing - you are great Dr.Bob - Want to donate via Bank transfer

Dr.BobYou are the most amazing human being I have every got to know. The work you are doing is great and I think you should run for the next USA presidential election. Your work inspired a lot of lives and you are making difference to lot of lives....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments. To answer your specific questions:1.The test you describe detects anti-HIV 1 and anti-HIV 2 antibodies. This would be analogous to an ELISA test that also detects anti-HIV antibodies. I cannot comment about the... Read more »

Positive Elisa Test on Hiv1/2 during pregnancy blood test

Hi Doc, as i am writting this i am in tears and i hope to get a good response, i tested poz during my ANC blood test screening, right now i am on my 2nd Trimester of pregnancy, this has been my 2nd pregnancy having had a miscarriage last in year in...
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
A confirmatory western blot test should have been performed after the initial positive screening HIV antibody test. However, given the positive HIV viral load result and a very low CD4 count, the results of the screening test are likely correct. I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Attitudes to HIV and HIV Testing in High Prevalence Areas of China: Informing the Introduction of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Programmes

The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV and HIV testing among health professionals and pregnant women in Yunnan Province in southwest China. The goal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adds Updated Information on HIV Testing, Reporting Policies

New data on HIV testing and reporting policies, : recently added May 2007 data on HIV testing and reporting policies from CDC . The data include state-by-state requirements for anonymous and confidential... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Written Informed Consent Requirements on HIV Testing Rates: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

To assess whether written informed consent requirements create barriers that discourage HIV testing, the study author evaluated their effect on HIV testing rates in New York state. On June 1, 2005, New York streamlined its HIV testing consent... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Testing and Written, Informed Consent

Executive Summary Introduction Routine Testing Written Consent Pre-Test &amp; Post-Test Counseling Barriers &amp; Attitudes Implementation Feasibility Legal Efficacy &amp; Cost Emergency Departments Conclusion References Executive... Read more »