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WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Dr Bob I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Seven doctors, eight negative HIV-antibody tests and one negative PCR over three years??? What's up with that? Your results are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.Your... Read more »

what are some good HIV self-test kits, if any?

I've had a couple of encounters I'm worried about... I asked you some questions but... Read more »

RT/enzyme test: could it mean a good VL test for all strains of HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Dr. Holodniy,In a recent answer, you discussed research into tests that look for the RT enzyme... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

Recently a new option for HIV testing became available. You can now takethe HIV test at home. However, home testing is not for everyone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved HIV home tests are as accurateas the antibody tests done in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Testing for HIV Makes "Good Sense" to Help Curb Epidemic, Editorial Says

CDC 's proposed recommendation that physicians offer routine voluntary HIV testing to all U.S. residents ages 13 to 64 as part of medical exams is a "sea change in the testing regimen," a New York Times editorial says. Revised guidelines for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tests on HIV Drug Bring Good Results

The Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status to an AIDS treatment made by Progenics Pharmaceuticals after initial clinical trials of the drug, PRO 140, reduced HIV concentrations in blood by an average maximum of 98.5 percent.... Read more »
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News & Views: A Good Night's Sleep; The Risk of Failure; Testing on Grindr; and More

HIV News & Views, November 7, 2013 - TheBody.com November 7, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Dearest Readers! I'm very excited to introduce you all... Read more »
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WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot
1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I have... Read more »

Discreet HIV Test -Any Good?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
anyone know how good the discreet home test is? I recently ordered one from some place in canada and was wondering if it is accurate, how soon, etc? Test was neg, so hope it is as good as they say.
Thanks


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Is this test any good??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have heard so many bad things about this test and the whole controversy over it. I thinking about taking but I'm not sure. I know someone who had to sign a waiver that would allow the government to know the results. I think this is a bad idea.

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Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
After about 4-5 weeks of waiting for lab results, I found out I have a highly resistant form of HIV. Not much room for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Prezista plus Dapsone. I... Read more »