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How Is Someone Notified That They Tested Hiv Positive

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral combination therapy, we can often drive viral replication ("viral load") down below the level of detection of our testing assays. We refer to this as having an "undetectable viral load". Please note, even when the viral load is... Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"Home Access Express Test" is the only FDA-approved HIV home test kit available (so far). Blood is obtained by lancet and a filter strip with blotted blood is mailed in a protected Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...serology rate announced through this survey does not mean that we should fold our hands and say Cameroon is not really affected by HIV/AIDS," adding, "This is the time for us to examine the strategies used to fight the pandemic and seek ways of... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

...connects users with same CDC testing database found at www.HIVtest.org . Each of us can do our part to help slow the spread of HIV/AIDS, protect our own health, and the health of those we love. We hope you will join with us in observing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

...director of programs for Zambia's National HIV/AIDS Council , in an interview ahead of Zambia's national voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said the country's testing rates are too low and urged people who do... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »