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Hiv Test Interpretation

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Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll respond to your three specific questions first:1.The sensitivity and specificity of a test assume the test is performed properly and free from confounding variables.2.The estimated statistical risk assumes unprotected sex with a partner... Read more »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results.... Read more »

Please interprete my HIV test results

Hello Doctor, I had a sex (with withdrawal technique) with my fiance who is diagnosed with AIDS... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

New Data on the Berlin Patient: Interpret With Caution

On Friday at the International Workshop on HIV & Hepatitis Virus Drug Resistance and Curative Strategies in Sitges, Spain, Steve Yukl from UCSF presented new data on the case of Timothy Brown, the "Berlin Patient ." Yukl described multiple... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
UNAIDS

Young People Interpret New UNAIDS Data

A change is happening among young people across the world, especially in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Young people are waiting longer to become sexually active, have fewer multiple partners and are increasingly using condoms among those with... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Treatment as Prevention Partially Effective in China: Interpretations Differ

Lancet reported December 1 results of a Chinese study of serodiscordant couples, with the HIV-positive partner taking antiretroviral drugs immediately upon diagnosis or enrollment in the study ("treated cohort"), or waiting until clinical... Read more »
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Help interpretting Results

Posted by rkandy, 5 Replies
Test taken after 3 months of exposure. Got the antibody result, and was told NEGATIVE. Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result:

Tests performed by Lab Corp

HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive ... Read more »

Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
Hey, I pulled this off of http://hopkins-aids.edu/frames/index_booktoc.html.
What a great source, I pulled this paragraph out.
The window period: The time delay from infection to positive serology (EIA and WB)
averages 21 days with newer... Read more »

OraQuick Test Interpretation Help

Posted by MiamiLat, 4 Replies
Hey guys! I am back after another lack in judgement and would like your opinion.
My question is the following: 87 days ago (12.5 wks) I had unprotected insertive anal sex with an unknown status male. I tested NEG at 6.5 wks via OraQuick Rapid... Read more »

Test results How to interpret it??

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed in March 2006. First results CD 4 was 820 and Viral load Undetectable. One year later CD 4 729 and Viral load 7200.

Is there an average at which the VL increase pe year and how long do you think it will be before I have to go on meds. Read more »