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western blot indeterminate

In December 2009 I was stuck by a dirty needle at work (the patient was negative for HIV). My initial HIV test was negative, but 3 months later, my HIV test was INDETERMINATE with a reactive p40. I looked up reasons for this, and I came across a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If you continue to have indeterminate tests, consider getting a qualitative HIV DNA PCR. Although not formally approved for HIV diagnosis, it can be helpful in sorting out confusing HIV antibody test results. The HIV PCR RNA test APTIMA is FDA... Read more »

Hepatitis C occupational exposure

Thank you for your initial response. I have a follow up question. Originally after the spit in... Read more »
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HIV Medicine Association

This HIV Testing Day, HIV Clinics Face Funding Shortfall for Lifesaving Patient Care

...in some parts of the country. They account for half of all new infections and don't get tested until they become sick. This HIV Testing Day, June 27, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition (RWMPC) urge... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

... To study a requirement that all patients return to the health care setting to learn their HIV test results, the researchers described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 170 Patients Tested for HIV and Hepatitis

...syringe is then refilled with medicine from the multi-dose vial, the medication can become contaminated by the blood. "The risk is extremely low, but it's the right thing to do the testing," said Koliaska. Though she declined to provide any... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Perceived Everyday Racism, Residential Segregation, and HIV Testing Among Patients at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

...HIV remain undiagnosed, the researchers noted. The proportion of diagnoses among blacks is increasing, and blacks may obtain HIV testing at higher rates than do other racial/ethnic groups, according to surveys. In the current study, the authors... 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 »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »

Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method? Read more »

I just tested negative, is it possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of unknown hiv status in May, I tested at 33 days and on November 4th, is it possible to still be positive and the standard HIV test just not picking it up, or am I just paronoid? Thanks. Read more »