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How Accurate Is Hiv Screening

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I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... Read more »

Is it accurate?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and had an hiv test done at 11 weeks, first what kind of tests are given to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

Cameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

JAMA Perspective Piece Examines Routine HIV Screening

"Clinicians Advised To Step Up HIV Tests ," Journal of the American Medical Association : The article examines recommendations from HIV/AIDS experts regarding routine HIV testing and suggests that many medical service providers miss opportunities... Read more »
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If this is accurate...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK. I found this information on the Johns Hopkins site (as Richard indicated it is available at the following site:

http://hopkins-aids.com/forum/view_question.html?section_id=62&id=46871&category_id=0

If this is accurate,

FROM HOPKINS SITE:

The...
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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Is this accurate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
An anonymous poster posted the following. I can't find it on the Hopkins site. Can anyone confirm? Can you post a URL??

Thanks!FROM HOPKINS SITE:

The sequence of events with testing is the following:

Day 0: HIV transmitted
Days 8-14: HIV RNA becomes... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »