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How Do They Confirm A Positive Hiv Result

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Two False Positives after confirmed HIV infection

I found out a year ago that I was positive. I had been positive for approximately one year. Afterwards, I went to get my blood work done. My load count was 165,000 and my Tcell was 11. I did not seek medical attention. I continued to live...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't understand what you mean by false positive results. Your CD4 count is 11 and your HIV viral load is 165,000. You must inform the doctor of these previous results.... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »

False-Positive w/ only -ve EIA and PCR DNA confirmation

Dr. Bob,First off, I would like to say that I really appreciate your kindness and patience while... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New HIV Estimates Confirm That HIV/AIDS Is Still a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Geneva -- New global HIV estimates, released this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), underscore the continued severity of the HIV pandemic. An estimated 33.2 million adults and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

On Friday, the Veterans Affairs Department confirmed the first positive HIV test since it warned veterans who received care at three of its facilities they may be at risk. The department previously reported 16 hepatitis cases, but cautioned there... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Population-Level Effects of Uninterrupted Health Insurance on Services Use Among HIV-Positive Unstably Housed Adults

While research consistently confirms the benefit of insurance coverage on the use of health services in the United States, few studies have simultaneously addressed the many competing unmet needs particular to unstably housed individuals. "Moreover,... Read more »
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Need to confirm negative result??

Posted by lpk, 4 Replies
Have tested negative after about 3 years after possible exposure. Is there any need to retest after this amount of time? People are always recommended to retest after testing positive- why would this not be the same for negative results? Read more »

Confirmed Source Positive / I am so Scared!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all,

First, I must say that I have been reading this forum for the last couple of days and I think this is such a great thing. Thanks to all that have supplied many answers to those in need.

So, here is my story. On Friday March 8, 2002 I met... Read more »

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

okay, it is confirmed, i am NUTS!!

Posted by tammy, 6 Replies
okay, last test was today...27 weeks! I don't want to test anymore, but i still find myself scared. I am waiting for an appointment with a shrink, but don't even know if that will help. I have tested 8 times now and am sick to death of hiv... Read more »