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Methods For Testing Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

Nearly 300 U.S. physicians, government health officials and HIV/AIDS advocates on Wednesday gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day meeting that focuses on new approaches to expanding HIV testing in the nation and its potential effect on the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Museveni Says Circumcision Should Not Be Used as HIV Prevention Method; Mogae Encourages Circumcision After Receiving HIV Test

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday at a Youth Activist Forum said circumcision should not be promoted as a way to prevent HIV transmission because it could encourage recklessness among youth, Uganda's New Vision reports. At the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chiron, Roche Reach Settlement Agreement on Dispute Over Patent on HIV Testing Methods

Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron has announced that it has reached a settlement with Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Roche over licensing fees and royalties for a patent on HIV testing methods, AFX News reports ( AFX News... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Useful HIV testing method

Dr. Kull,Please tell me if there is any HIV testing method which can detect HIV virus even the netx day of infection.Thank you. ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no testing available that can detect HIV infection the day after exposure. The most reliable testing method available is the HIV antibody test. If you know that you have been exposed to HIV, more agressive treatment and screening methods... Read more »

HIV Testing methods

Dear Doctor:Could you explain the different methods/techniques currently used to test HIV infection? and which of the following testing methods are the most accurate tests:1. PGA2. GA3. Western Blot4. ELISAThank you and I look forward to receive...
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
I have to plead ignorance as to what the acronyms PGA/GA stand for. If you could give me the name, I probably know what it is. On to number 3/4. ELISA stands for enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Another name is EIA, enzyme immunoassay. This test... Read more »

Different HIV Testing Methods

I'm a 30 year old bi-sexual "I guess" male. In the past few weeks I've had a few low risk - no risk ecounters which include unprotected oral (giving) and protected insertive anal sex with a transexual (possible protitute), condom...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The HIV RNA test can pick up virus within a week of infection. The p24 within 2 weeks. I do find your specific activity low risk for HIV (high risk for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), but your overall sexual behavior perhaps more risky.Have... Read more »

Testing methods and possibilities

Dear sir, I have a quick question relating to HIV testing. Basically, I wondered if any of the HIV tests, by tests I mean the Antibody test, the PCR, (viral load tests etc) and the T-Cell count tests, could be performed on a dry blood spot sample,...
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
There are reports in the literature that all of the tests you indicate can be performed on dried blood or plasma spots.... Read more »
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HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
Had about all the symptoms except a fever. I 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... Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(AIDSLINE) Consistent sequential detection of RNA, antigen and antibody in early HIV infection: assessment of the window period.
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):219 (abstract no. Tu.A.153). Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/96921980
Busch M;... Read more »

Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
I am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »