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Modern Hiv Testing And Its Capabilities

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AIDS Survival Project

Modern Technology in HIV Testing Takes Another Leap

Initially, when HIV testing began in the early 1980s, it would take up to two weeks to obtain results from your primary care physician. During these two agonizing weeks, individuals had to suffer and lose countless hours of sleep wondering "if" --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Clinic Bolsters AIDS Care Capability

The building that houses Chattanooga Cares, an HIV/AIDS community-based organization, does not have a sign out front, "because people don't want those who are bringing them here to know what it is for," said W. Steven White, executive director. Such... Read more »
White House

Fact Sheet: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006

Today, President Bush Signed The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act Of 2006. The President and Mrs. Bush appreciate Congress responding to the President's call to reauthorize the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE)... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV 1 RNA: diagnostic capabilities?

Hi,I wrote you a while ago. (May 14th?) You recommended that I get an HIV RNA PCR (viral load) test to determine my status, since I had been exposed only a matter of weeks ago. Well, I did. The Infectious Disease Specialist at the hospital I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sounds like your test was negative. Get a copy to prove it to yourself. At 24 days you would have virus detectable if you were infected, which it sounds like, you are not.DW... Read more »

dr bob = modern day Gandhi.

Dr Mahatma Frascino, recently had sex with a CSW. COMPLETELY protected, apart from the handjob at the beginning. now i'm a little scared that she used lube that was oil based. in the archives, mr kull states that oil can make condoms permeable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The odds remain astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from your CSW sex-perience. However, because you are "going out of your mind," I would suggest you get a single rapid HIV test (or ELISA) at the three-month... 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
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... 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 envelope using an anonymous code. The tests utilize... Read more »
Connect With Others

believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this:

http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html
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New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What will losers like Aids2Hiv say when this test comes out ? Just proves that the newer generation tests are more accurate than what the 13 week nazis are still saying. The Elisa test out there right now can detect HIV Antibodies in 21 days making... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy


An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »