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How Much Antibodies Must Develop To Be Detected By An Hiv Test

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antigen plus antibody hiv test

Dear Dr. Bob,I am married to a wonderful young lady and I have two beautiful kids.The reason why I am telling you about all this is help determining if the symptoms I have are stress related.I am a guy and I had full intercourse sex with a Russian...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...latex. No way. No how. Herpes is much easier to contract than HIV. Herpes can be spread by skin-to-skin contact. HIV cannot.2.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. Your negative test at four... Read more »

Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was... Read more »

Seroconversion illness and antibodies/Seroconversion and HIV testing

Question 1:Firstly, thank you for your valuable advice. The work you do is abolutelyinvaluable!... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...online. They only allow testing for the presence of antibodies of the virus known as HIV-1. They do not provide the ability to test for HIV-2, a less common cause of AIDS. The Home Access System offers users pre- and post-test, anonymous and... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window Period? The window period is the length of time after infection that it... Read more »

Antibody Production - From The CDC

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...while reading about rapid testing (which is what the lab I go to does) : If a person receives a negative rapid HIV test result, is a confirmatory test needed? A negative antibody test result, whether it is from a rapid... Read more »