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Hiv Test Results 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 LFTs - Should I get tested for HIV ?

Hi Doctor Barbara,This is a long question but I would be extremely grateful if you could give some... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: New Law Allows HIV Tests With Just Spoken Consent

... On Wednesday, National HIV Testing Day, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation that streamlines HIV testing procedures in Illinois. The new law allows patients 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (early release). The MMWR report covers oral fluid rapid HIV testing done in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in New York City (NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008.... 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 »

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 »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 reported. Nevertheless, both TP and NT tests... Read more »