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HIV tests and boils on penis

Hi Doc,Condom failure during a sexual encounter with Russian CSW in Thailand around 28 days back. I have taken a HIV I & II Anti-body, P24 Antigen, NAT and PCR test at the 10 day mark and the results were negative.I wanted to know how reliable are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only FDA-approved urine test for HIV that I am aware of is the Calypso HIV-1 urine EIA. This test is administered only by a physician (not available online) and positive results require confirmation with standard Read more »

APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010) Part 2

To the good Dr. Bob, I have submitted a donation on-line, and will submit a heftier holiday... Read more »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...exposure using a finger-prick rapid test. Should I now get tested again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...look for your body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »

I tested positive after EIA and PCR!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I wish it had not come down to this, however, I tested HIV positive after a PCR, and EIA 1/2. It has been 5.5 months since my exposure, so therfore, you can count that 3 month rule out. I will be deceased by 4-8-02. Read more »

PCR vs ELISA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that the window is period of either 3 months or 6 months for the ELISA test. Which is it? Also, some one indicated that the PCR test is one month accurate for testing of HIV. Is this true? Read more »

A MUST TO READ/ YOUR OPINION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Atlanta,GA,USA Abstract: Background: Diagnosis of HIV infection and screening of blood donations are based on results of HIV EIA. False negative results in HIV EIA may delay diagnosis and therapy or compromise screening of blood donations. We... Read more »