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How Early Can I Get An Hiv Test

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Confusion about the early HIV test. HELP DOCTOR BOB.

Hi Doc BOB. I have a quick question that I think has not been answered before (or at least the very last part of it). I am still a little confused about the early HIV tests. I understand that anytime before the 3 month period is not considered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, this issue can be a bit confusing. Perhaps the best rule to remember is that HIV antibody testing prior to three months is not considered to be definitive or conclusive, and therefore is not recommended. If, however, someone does not follow... Read more »

HIV tests at early stage

Dear doctor .which tests are the most important one to do to detect HIV at early stage ..and what... Read more »

Early testing of HIV infection?

Dear Doc,I was recently in India (July 26) where I had to donate blood. The hospital was using... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HIV Testing Key for Success of African Treatment Programs, Expert Says at South Africa Conference

... Early HIV testing is an important factor for the successful implementation of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in African countries, Ernest Darkoh, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Versus Early Testing of HIV -- 16 Sites, United States, 2000-2003

...HIV-infected persons and their partners to reduce transmission. In November 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved a rapid test for HIV detection; in January 2003, this test was categorized as a waived test under the Clinical Laboratory... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

...uses technology by Gen-Probe Inc., eliminates nearly all the false negatives typically found with traditional blood or saliva HIV tests, said Dr. Sheldon Morris, an AIDS researcher and clinical professor of medicine at ARC in Hillcrest. Standard... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Awards $35 Million to Support HIV Testing and Increase Early Diagnosis of HIV Among African Americans

...$690,000 to $5.4 million. "This program seeks to test more than 1 million people with the primary goal of increasing early HIV diagnosis among African Americans," said Kevin Fenton, M.D., director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...result was negative for HIV and 1:16 ratio for VDRL. My doctor says this can be cured. My worry is that can HIV infection in early stage show +ve for VDRL test? Can someone help me. I'm now is week 5-6 Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they Read more »

Sexual encounter has me worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...courage to see a doctor and he said he didnt think it was thrush in my mouth rather a bacteria and that it was too early for a HIV test. Although the white coating om ny nouth hasnet gotten worse, it hasnt gone away since. In fact this week I... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... Read more »