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Hiv Tests Accuracy

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PEP and HIV Test Accuracy

Hello Dr. Frascino.First, thank you for all the time you take to answer all of our questions. Although I am still not in the 100% clear of my HIV scare, your information and advise in this forum has helped tremendously.I have one quick question: 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guidelines recommend HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure. Certainly any negative HIV test (including your negative eight-week test) is encouraging, but you will need to test out to six months for... Read more »

impact of MS on HIV test accuracy?

If you had a previous diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and it attacks the t-cells would that... Read more »

Will hepatitis vaccines interfere with HIV test accuracy?

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you so much for your work on this informative site! Your humor and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

...result is positive ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 12/22/05). The committee recommended a multiple-phase experiment of home HIV tests, which would explore whether people could perform the test correctly and what psychological risks exist for... Read more »
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 »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12 weeks, does this mean... Read more »

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 »

Do the US and CANADA have the same HIV Tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First of all, I love this website, it's amazing!!! All of you have helped me tremendously cope with the "Window Period" and all the trials and tribulations that come with. I Live in Canada, does anyone know if the Canadian tests (ELISA) are as... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »