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Name Of Test To Confirm Hiv

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Re:Negative Elecsys-HIV Combi test (confirmation of donnation)

Hi Doctor,Thank you very much for answering my question, but i still need a little advise from you if you can allow me please!I was told that the Elecsys-HIV Combi test is what is used in the blood banks and as it look for the P24 antigene nad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The newer generation HIV-antibody/antigen testing assays are becoming increasingly accurate. However, the published guidelines at this time continue to Read more »

Does confirmation of Western Blot mask HIV infection?

Hi. Have tested numerous times for HIV, but they've all had the confirmation testing. Does that... Read more »

Two False Positives after confirmed HIV infection

I found out a year ago that I was positive. I had been positive for approximately one year. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Money Missing to Confirm Trial of Microbicide to Fight HIV

...Despite July's encouraging announcement about a potential microbicide gel to protect women from HIV, funding for two trials to confirm the initial findings has stalled. Just $58 million of the $100 million needed for follow-up studies has been... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Marking World AIDS Day, the NYC Health Department Reports That HIV Infections Continue to Rise Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; New Studies Confirm Risky Behaviors

...Day, the NYC Health Department Reports That HIV Infections Continue to Rise Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; New Studies Confirm Risky Behaviors Brooklyn Bridge Lights Will Be Turned Off Tonight in Commemoration of World AIDS Day December... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

...device to OraQuick┬« Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. A reactive rapid HIV test result is considered preliminary and must be confirmed by supplemental testing. 1 Some false positive rapid test results (i.e., reactive rapid test results... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Confirms Gender Differences in Progression from HIV to AIDS

...studies in men have shown that initial viral load can be used togauge their likelihood of progression to AIDS, but these data confirm thatthe initial viral load is much lower in women than in men and consequentlynot as predictive for women."... Read more »
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DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much but are the methods used essentially the... Read more »

Worst fears confirmed...

Posted by Jenni, 6 Replies
...other women had taken her aside and told her, 'Since you're Jennifer's friend, I thought you should know that her boyfriend has AIDS.' I immediately went to my boss, who is the most wonderful man I know. He assured me that my job was not in... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold sores bumps or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was... Read more »

What generation are these tests?

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies these are the tests 1. Abbott Architect I2000 SR (the lab says it detects both Ag and Ab but I have not managed to confirm it on the net) 2. BIO-RAD, GENSCREEN HIV 1/2 Version 2 (have seen on internet that its 3rd gen) 3. Vironostika... Read more »