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Tested HIV+ and no detectable virus after 11 months

HelloI suspiciously tested positive in August 2000. What I mean by that is that I initially tested "Inconclusive" and then they re-tested me stating they will do another kind of test and when I got that result, they said that I had "two of the six...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...description of your testing, your normal CD4+ cell count and undetectable viral load, it is possible that you had a false positive test for HIV. There have been several recent reviews of HIV testing, including an article by my colleague, Dr.... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and... Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction /... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwandan Religious Leaders Receive HIV Tests to Help Fight Stigma Associated With Virus

... Fifty religious leaders from across Rwanda gathered last weekend in the city of Nyandungu to publicly receive HIV tests in an effort to fight the stigma associated with the virus, Rwanda's New Times reports. According to the Times , the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/Google.com Reports

...the health department are with the students during the testing, and school officials will not know which students received an HIV test or how many students tested positive for the virus, the AP/Google.com reports. "Once they're tested, it's an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Evangelical Lutheran Bishops Will Publicly Take HIV Tests to Raise Awareness, Show Commitment to Curbing Virus

...Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America participating in the church's conference in March will publicly take HIV tests in an effort to raise awareness about the virus, the Religion News Service/ Salt Lake Tribune reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus that Causes AIDS

...detecting whether or not you are infected with HIV are available through your doctor or at clinics. For more information on the HIV test kits approved by FDA, see " Licensed/Approved HIV, HTLV and Hepatitis Tests ." However, there is one HIV-1... Read more »
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Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself? I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting Read more »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...Hi I am a female and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of... Read more »

just wondering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is a elisa antibody test enough or should a person have other test, like pcr. Read more »