Hiv Testing Process
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesNew York City Department of Health, and I'm assuming that protocols are similar throughout the country.Simply put, the HIV testing process should be accurate at the one week mark (and probably even a bit longer) after the collection date. RMK... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineThe ELISA test is highly sensitive, but it is not entirely specific to HIV. This means that if you have antibodies to HIV, the ELISA test is almost 100% likely to detect them. However, it sometimes produces false positives, which means a positive... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello K,As I have stated before, no matter how many times you write in or how absolutely certain you are that you are HIV positive and that I am wrong, my assessment and advice will not change. I again ask you to hold off on sending more posts until... Read more »
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Posted by Smalltown, 3 Repliesust had a question on calling for Home Access test results. My first concern is if the lab has even received the test. I mailed the test via FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all flights were grounded. Just my... Read more »
Posted by goonie, 1 ReplyOh hell.
Long story. Hope you read and comment on this.
Ok. Just to let you guys know the story.
I live in Dubai, where it's not allowed to have HIV. I have a great job (with a big salary), and I'm 27 years old.
So anyway, mid-July i travelled back... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHad a low risk exposure sept/oct last year unprotected vaginal insertive. Went for a full medical last week and just got results of blood test/liver function/kidney function and they were all fine, as was my blood pressure etc. My question is this.... Read more »
Posted by SophiaRois, 2 RepliesMy name is Sophia and I am a college student who is personally and academically interested in issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. I am currently in an Anthropological Research Methods course that asks us to conduct an ethnography, a project that... Read more »
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