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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
...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 recent indeterminate Western Blot is of no concern. Western Blot tests should never be... Read more »

Blood work and HIV Test

Hi,My doctor after a routine examination explained to me that if your blood work e.g. WBC shows... Read more »

hep c blood work

i had blood work done and it came back that I was reactive for hep c, however further extensive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Reluctance to Have HIV Tests at Work May Thwart Target

... AIDS stigma remains a "huge barrier" to HIV testing at work, according to preliminary results from a new South African Business Coalition Against HIV/AIDS survey. The survey Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Also In Global Health News: HIV-Positive Students In Taiwan; U. K. Commitment To Zimbabwe; Scientists Discover Faster, Cheaper HIV Test, How Schistosomiasis Drug Works; Africa's Male Circumcision Programs additional $8 million for food security and educational textbooks (Gonda, SW Radio Africa, 6/24). "Fast, Inexpensive" HIV Test Could Be Used to Test Babies During Their First Year An HIV test that uses dried blood samples is "fast,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tennessee Gov. Bredesen Signs Bill Requiring People Convicted of Promoting Sex Work to Be Tested for HIV

...Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) recently signed a bill ( HB 1775 ) that would require people convicted of promoting commercial sex work to be tested for HIV, the Associated Press reports ( Associated Press , 6/12). The House in April approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Test May Show Which Drugs Work Best

An experimental HIV drug-resistance test can detect even very small amounts of resistant HIV strains, ones that could eventually cause treatment complications or failure, a new study suggests. Such a test could help physicians predict the best... Read more »
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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV... Read more »

How does the HIV test work?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) is a other variant of EIA (Enzyme Immuno Assay), this test are in generally the same but diffrent methods used To detect HIV and other viruses. serum from the patient will be mixed with virus components. If... Read more »

some HIV tests dont work

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Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...disease test to assure you can handle peoples food. I don't understand why they would make managers do that and not just regular workers, so I'm not sure I believe it. Does anyone have any information on this? Any first-hand experience? It would... Read more »