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Is One Hiv Test Enough

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-Minute HIV Test to Debut in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation will begin offering the INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test on June 5. The test provides results in 60 seconds and detects HIV antibodies four to six weeks after initial exposure, while the previous rapid test took 20 minutes... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Texas: Valley AIDS Organization Now Offers One Minute HIV Testing

On October 15, the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) announced that, in recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, it planned to be the first HIV testing program in South Texas to offer HIV testing that provided results in just one minute. VAC said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV test one month after flu shot

Dr. Bob:A while back, I had unprotected anal sex with a woman (who I do not feel was is a high risk category). 8 weeks after this event, I tested negative for HIV. My friend insisted recently I re-test to be certain I am negative.(I have no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ed,Flu shots will not affect HIV-antibody tests, such as ELISAs. Vaccinations, in general, can cause a transient rise in HIV viral load for those individuals who are HIV positive; however, HIV viral load tests are not HIV-antibody screening... Read more »

Dr Wohl, one more question about Abbott Architect(hiv1,2,p24) test

Hi, good doctor!I asked you about Abbott Architect(hiv1,2,p24) test (Aug, 13).Thank you for your answer!I know, that my next question probably will seem to you very weird.But I just want to be 100% sure:) And I hope for your answer!This is the last...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The lab is correct, the test also detects IgM. DW... Read more »


Of all of the inquiries posted in this forum over the years, this one may well take the cake. But since, at this point, I really don't know where else to turn for help, please hear me out:Back in the spring of 1996, I engaged in prolonged,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your problem is psychological (psychiatric), not virological! HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is.Responding to your specific questions:1. If you had untreated HIV disease, the chances you would be completely asymptomatic and have totally... Read more »

vitiligo and hiv antibody test. Dr. Young Please help follow up, one last time please give me your expert advice.

Dr. Young, I am just coming from the pediatric dermatoligist office. My daughter has developed a small white patch on her finger two months back, the doctor told me that it is vitiligo. It is a tiny white spot. This is the same guy who asked you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello again,You have nothing HIV to worry about. Vitiligo is not associated with HIV, nor is associated with any blood contamination, nor affects the HIV tests.Please, stop worrying about your daughter having HIV- it's only causing you undue... Read more »
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need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus
the result came back with lab corp

tests panel
HIV 1/0/2 abs-icma !RN!
HIV/1/o/2abs- index value ... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »

Is one test enough?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible exposure 11 years ago and have started freaking out the possibility of me being + for HIV. I took a test a year ago and it was neg but haven't been able to relax about it. I went to another doctor, (moved to another country), and... Read more »