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Viral load test as HIV screening test

Dear Dr. Holodniy,Four weeks after a risky sexual exposure (unprotected oral sex), I experienced many of the symptoms associated with acute retroviral syndrome. These symptoms included a persistent sore throat, swollen glands, stiff neck, and night...
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
Viral load tests have been shown to be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure/infection. Antibody and western blot assays can be negative or indeterminate for a few weeks after infection. P24 antigen will be strongly... Read more »

chance of false positive HIV screening test

I tested positive during an hiv screening. Less than 2 years ago I had the gastric bypass.My... Read more »

Name of infant HIV screening test

Can you tell me what the name of test is used to screen nebworns for HIV in New York State? What... Read more »
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIV Screening Tests Proposed to Be Added to Medicare's List of Covered Preventive Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new proposal that would cover Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection screening for Medicare beneficiaries who are at increased risk for the infection, including women who are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test, the Abbott Prism HIV O Plus assay, that detects HIV antibodies in donated blood and organs. The test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Prism System. FDA said the test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIV blood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used by laboratory... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chembio Diagnostics Receives Order for 990,000 Rapid HIV Tests to Screen Pregnant Women in Mexico

Medford, N.Y.-based Chembio Diagnostics on Monday announced that it has received an order from a Mexican distributor for 990,000 of its rapid HIV test Sure Check HIV 1/2 to screen pregnant women in Mexico, the Long Island Newsday reports... Read more »
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Eliza Screens IFA Confirmatio- Is this a good test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I used a homes testing kit that uses this type of test(Eliza Screen and IFA Confirmation) . I got a Negitive result after nine weeks. what is th chance of having HIV Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
sorry if it is stupid question. i had massage a few days ago. i fingered her and got some amount of fluid though i washed it away shortly. i suspect i left some fluid somewhere on her underwear. then later put on my underwear and rubbed her vaginal... Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello,

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »