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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 have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests: a CD4 count and a viral load test. This resource breaks down what it means to monitor these two important numbers. You'll want to have them checked a few times a year when you visit the doctor for monitoring. If you want, take some time to...
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is instant hiv test possible?

sir,i am an engineer working on a project related to aids involving tech based ideas.i would like to know that is it possible that we may device a handy set to instantly indicate whether a person is hiv+ or not. such a device would potentially...
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
There are HIV antibody tests that can detect the presence of antibodies in as little as three minutes. It seems that an "instant" test to detect or quantitate the virus is farther off. It either requires detection, and amplification of the... Read more »

Instant HIV test Conclusive?

Let me 1st start by saying someone with HIV/AIDS tried to infect me threw a blowjob...Bit their lip and dabbed the tip of my penis with blood! I have been scared to get tested and bought an instant HIV test online that says 99.9% accurate..The test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming it was a reliable home test kit, such as the FDA-approved Home Access Express Test, yes, a negative test a year after a potential exposure would be considered definitive and conclusive.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Instant Home Test Kits

HelloHas there been any examination RECENTLY on the reliability of the 20-40 home test kits...where you drop a sample of blood and wait a few minutes for a result. I understand that the FDA does not like them for a few reasons, one being there is no...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No, they're not okay. There have been more than a few people selling false home testing kits, and the FDA has been warning the public about this for some time. The only home testing kit approved by the FDA is Home Access; you shouldn't... Read more »

hiv test after pepMy AntiHiv (ab & p24 ag) result is Negative after 18 days. My question is can i trust the result? I asked two doctors and they said you dont need any other tests and the result is accurate and you're clean! Please tell me what do you

I have unprotected sex with a csw at 4 Feb 2014 and I used PEP 28 days included Lamzidivir and Zidovudine, Kaletra at 43hours after exposure. 18 March 2014 is about 2weeks after finish PEP I have taken HIV combo Ab/Ag test is Negative. after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If combo test is negative at 6 and 8 weeks after your exposure, you are not infected. DW... Read more »
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Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »