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How Hiv Testing Works

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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
...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 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

...blood pressure checks as part of "wellness" programs got a better response rate than stand-alone HIV testing. The coalition is working to coordinate the business sector's response to the government's goal of testing 15 million South Africans for... 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 days." The study is published in PLoS One (Makoni, SciDev.Net, 6/24). Scientists Identify How Schistosomiasis Drug Works University of Minnesota Medical School researchers say they understand how the drug praziquantel works to treat... 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 »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...that the test measures is called HIV RNA. Testing viral load is important for monitoring HIV disease and how well therapy is working. When HIV levels decrease, it's a sign that potent anti-HIV therapy is working. When HIV levels increase, it's... Read more »
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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...after the western blot I had another antibody test at the local free clinic that was also negative. After all this negative testing how can I get a indeterminate western blot? What happened to the 3 to 6 month window?. Could this be some other... Read more »

How does the HIV test work?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 the person have antibodies they... 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 »