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Hiv Testing Process

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What is an eHIV test:? (GROUP O, Subtype O, eHIV TEST, 2009)

I just received my HIV test results - Nonreactive. Yay!My question is about what is written on the results sheet. It says "Attention: New enhanced methodology (eHIV) detects antibodies to HIV-1, including Group O, and/or HIV-2.Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...subtype O. It was FDA approved in June 2006. The "enhanced" aspects are largely technical improvements, such as cascade reflex testing. I'll print some information about the assay below. As for "group O," this refers to HIV-1 subtype O. The... Read more »

6 Month old infant & Mother Test Negative for HIV, Father tested Positive

We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Taiwan. He was tested at 6month of age for HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New HIV Testing Guidelines May Speed Process

...specialist Dr. Jerry Cade estimates there are about 2,000 Las Vegans who have HIV and do not know it. There are approximately 5,000 HIV/AIDS patients in Nevada, with 4,000 of those patients living in Clark County, according to Reich and the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Officials Issue Directive That Seeks to Streamline HIV Testing Consent Process

...Department of Public Health yesterday issued a directive recommending that health care providers include written consent for HIV testing in the general permission forms given to patients receiving medical care, the Boston Globe reports. State... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

British Ministers Abandon Plans to Require HIV Testing as Part of Visa Application Process

...high HIV prevalence amid concerns that treating such people was taxing the country's National Health System ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/17/03). MigrationWatch UK has said that the cost of treating HIV-positive immigrants from Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Examination, Including Possibly HIV Testing, Part of Seminary Application Process, Opinion Piece Says

...policy requiring that men who are applying to the Grand Seminaire de Montreal to become Roman Catholic priests undergo HIV testing "may be a good idea or bad idea ... is not altogether that important" because the "drama of the priestly vocation... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »