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Hiv Test Interpretation

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Please interprete my HIV test results

Hello Doctor, I had a sex (with withdrawal technique) with my fiance who is diagnosed with AIDS later on (recently).It was just a beginning of our relationship. I developed yeast like symptoms within 24 hours- thick white vaginal discharge,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello L25,Your symptoms 24 hours after unprotected sex with your HIV-positive fianc would not be related to HIV acquisition. The symptoms of HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take two to three weeks to appear after primary HIV infection. Your... Read more »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results.... 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 »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Columns Urge HIV Testing

...exposed to HIV have an easy way to protect others, by finding out quickly that they are infected," from rapid self-administered HIV tests, Mary Jane Rotheram, Arleen Leibowitz and Kevin Farrell -- researchers at the Center for HIV Identification,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...online. They only allow testing for the presence of antibodies of the virus known as HIV-1. They do not provide the ability to test for HIV-2, a less common cause of AIDS. The Home Access System offers users pre- and post-test, anonymous and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...California turned the CDC recommendations into law in 2007 with the passage of AB 682, which waives the need for written consent for HIV testing in this state. Widespread implementation of these recommendations would be especially beneficial to... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to 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 »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been... Read more »

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... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which gives a reading of positive or negative or is there some interpretation involved in the results? Read more »