Hiv Test At Six Weeks With Third Generation Test

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Hi Dr Bob.I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about my risk of contracting hiv over 4 years ago and then recently experiencing some symptoms so i went to get a hiv test. You said to write back to you when i got my test result.when i went for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced or eliminated many of the technical weaknesses of first-generationHIV tests -- making it far easier for patients to take HIV tests, and giving providers far more tools for catching new... Read more »
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A Review of Six Years of Statewide Testing for Acute HIV in North Carolina

...the third trimester. Women were more likely to have an STD [sexually transmitted disease] within eight weeks of their acute HIV diagnosis compared to men. Can you explain the significance of that discrepancy? I don't know if I actually know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...saliva, and blood" -- accounted for 89.1 percent of all transmission events in the first 20 months of follow-up. "Single antibody HIV tests in particular can be false negative in primary HIV infections, as it can take on average three to four... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...After what point do generations of tests equal each other out? 6 weeks or 12 weeks? thanks Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...CDC and they said there are only 79 documented cases, but what else could explain my swollen glands for the last year with -ve hiv tests? Thanks for any help, I am fed up with being worried when I have no reason (Other than these stupid f'ing... Read more »

4 th Generation Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Regarding this 4 th Test for HIV. This test looks for Antigen and Antibodys. The Antigen is only present the first weeks than the test will be positive for Antibodys. Read more »