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Molecular Basis Of HIV Vaccines Currently Being Tested

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...liver disease, injection drug use, multiple sclerosis, parity or recent immunization. 4. Infection with O strain or HIV-2. 5. HIV vaccine recipients. 6. Technical or clerical error. The most important factor in evaluating indeterminate Western... 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... Read more »

Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...government's National Institute of Statistics, said, according to IRIN News . The study showed that 6.7% of women and 4.1% of men tested HIV-positive. The government previously estimated the country's HIV prevalence to be 11.8%. "The study... Read more »
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

...Sweet, "and, as we do each year at this time, we urge all Americans to help save lives by knowing their HIV status and getting tested." For more information about AAHIVM's work to implement and promote routine HIV testing in all health care... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

... June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 , 9/12). The dispute was based on Chiron's claims that it was owed... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...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 Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »