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How Reliable Are Hiv Tests

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reliability of hiv testing

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What is the Reliability of neg Hiv test at 8 weeks?

Hello Dr. Bob, I have asked questions before, and I French kissed a lady on two occassions for two... Read more »

Reliability of HIV testing

How reliable are the HIV tests given in doctor's offices? I have heard of cases where a patient is... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
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How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know if he is HIV (see "Am I At Risk" post below). ... Read more »

What is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi , an some one tell me what is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV1/2.My patalogist told me to do this test instead of ELISA.He told me this tech is better.I did my Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV after 3 months my questions are 1)... Read more »