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Hiv P24 Antigen Test

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Dou Hiv antibody/p24 antigen test

Dear Dr Bob,thank you for your selfless work.I had an unprotected sexual encounter with someone of unknown status 7 weeks ago.I am desperate for some peace of mind.I want to take the HIV antibody/p24 antigen Duo Test,next week and would desperately...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. You'll have to hold tight until then for a conclusive test result. I'll send my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month test... Read more »

p24 antigen and HIV testing positive

Hello, I tested positive in September this year. And one of the bands listed was p24. My question... Read more »

HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

...results were negative"2)is this test the same as the HIV p24 antigen test?thanks & regards. Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...testing is used by blood banks to detect HIV antigens that appear in blood before antibodies develop. The FDA estimates that HIV p24 antigen testing can detect HIV-infected blood donations, on average, five days before antibodies are detectable... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nucleic Acid Testing Could Help Detect HIV, Hepatitis C in Tissue Donations, Study Says

...discovered that 12 units tested positive for HIV, giving a rate of one HIV-positive unit per 3.1 million donations. Using an HIV p24 antigen test -- which U.S. blood banks previously used for routine blood screening -- the researchers discovered... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

The U.S. blood supply is among the safest in the world. Nearly all people infected with HIV through blood transfusions received those transfusions before 1985, the year HIV testing began for all donated blood. The Public Health Service has... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Recognizing and Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection

"If you want a bottom line, it's that we should all be actively looking for patients in the acute stages of HIV infection and either treating them or getting them into studies." -- Eric Rosenberg, M.D. Harvard Medical School The PRN Notebook ,... Read more »
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45 days hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I had a hiv test p24 antigen test and antibody test, 45 days after exposure, the doctor says that is conclusive. What is your take on this ? Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...examined by currently available screening kits and confirmatory tests for HIV antibody, and also by tests for the detection of HIV p24 antigen or HIV RNA. Ten of these patients were given early ART and eight were not. To demonstrate the very... Read more »

what is a p24 antigen ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is this part of the elisa test ? is this the antibody ? anyone know ? Read more »

test question please!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had a possible sexual exposure to hiv and expierenced lots of symptoms, rash, mouth ulcer, extreme fatigue, sore throat, would a proviral dna by pcr rule in ir out the cause of the illness, at 30 days taken reguardless if the fatigue is still... Read more »