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How Do They Confirm A Positive Hiv Result

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Does confirmation of Western Blot mask HIV infection?

Hi. Have tested numerous times for HIV, but they've all had the confirmation testing. Does that mask whether a person is truly infected? Also, have heard of a Group O. Is there testing for that as well? And if so, what is it called?Thank you. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How could a confirmation test possibly mask an infection???The way HIV testing is supposed to work is as follows. A screening HIV test (ELISA, EIA, Read more »

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. ... Read more »

HIV from Oral Sex Confirmed!!!!!

Dr. Bob. I read the post from earlier today from the man that wrote he got HIV from Oral Sex. Will... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Money Missing to Confirm Trial of Microbicide to Fight HIV

...Despite July's encouraging announcement about a potential microbicide gel to protect women from HIV, funding for two trials to confirm the initial findings has stalled. Just $58 million of the $100 million needed for follow-up studies has been... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Marking World AIDS Day, the NYC Health Department Reports That HIV Infections Continue to Rise Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; New Studies Confirm Risky Behaviors

...Day, the NYC Health Department Reports That HIV Infections Continue to Rise Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; New Studies Confirm Risky Behaviors Brooklyn Bridge Lights Will Be Turned Off Tonight in Commemoration of World AIDS Day December... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Confirms Gender Differences in Progression from HIV to AIDS

...studies in men have shown that initial viral load can be used togauge their likelihood of progression to AIDS, but these data confirm thatthe initial viral load is much lower in women than in men and consequentlynot as predictive for women."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...device to OraQuick┬« Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. A reactive rapid HIV test result is considered preliminary and must be confirmed by supplemental testing. 1 Some false positive rapid test results (i.e., reactive rapid test results... Read more »
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I know I have HIV, no results back

Posted by Redeye77, 2 Replies
...results. I called 2 days ago and they weren't in yet so my assumption is I have HIV and it's taking so long because they have to confirm my first positive test. Read more »

what is the difference?

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...both of the test prone to false positive results?. my first pcr rna (bdna) result was at 132 copies. my doc says that it is non confirmatory, he says it is non conclusive?how for it to be conclusive or confirmed?must it only be backed up by a... Read more »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was just told i was HIV positive but i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. Read more »

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 »