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How Accurate Are Current Hiv Tests At 5 Weeks

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous 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 Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months prior to that I had a STD/HIV workup because of a fibroid (they were trying to figure out what was wrong). I have had 3 HIV tests in the past 8 years and all came back negative.Question is - is it possible that the virus lay dormant in my... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition.Dr. BobFREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010) May 11, 2010I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the... Read more »

FREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the Medical Assistants at my OB office stated that the lab they were using wasn't very reliable. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months prior to that I had a STD/HIV workup because of a fibroid (they were trying to figure out what was wrong). I have had 3 HIV tests in the past 8 years and all came back negative.Question is - is it possible that the virus lay dormant in my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

... HIV+ pregnant women Resistance testing is not usually recommended for: People who have stopped HIV drugs for four weeks or more People with a viral load below 500 copies There are several ways to test for resistance: ... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...becomes part of their daily standard operating procedures. Those diagnosed are better prepared to face the consequences of an HIV diagnosis because routine opt-out testing levels the playing field regarding HIV testing, diagnosis and treatment... 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 »

Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...especially if you never had an acute illness that resembled ARS then you can pretty much bank on your 3 month negative anti-HIV test. The thing is if your actually infected and by horrible luck you fall in that 1-3% of people who haven't tested... Read more »

I AM INFECTED BUT, WHY THE TESTS ARE NEGATIVE?

Posted by JER2, 7 Replies
...positive conclusive then i am not on med. 18 months ago i had a sexual relation with a hiv positive woman ( i did not know it), 2 weeks post exposure i have fevers, diarrhea, generalizaded swollen nodes(confirmed with TAC), pharyngitis, weight... Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...presenting in 1985-1986 were examined in 1987 by various then available methods: five screening tests, one Western blot, and one test for HIV antigen [2]; 56 samples from eight patients not receiving ART during their PHI in 1994-1997 were... Read more »