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Names Of The Tests Used To Test Hiv

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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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Name of infant HIV screening test

Can you tell me what the name of test is used to screen nebworns for HIV in New York State? What does this test detect the presence of HIV antibodies or the actual HIV status of the newborn? Thank you....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The test detects the presence of antibodies to HIV which will be detectable in all infants born to HIV infected mothers at birth as the mother's antibodies are transferred to the baby through the placenta. However, a positive antibody test in... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

name of blood test

Dr FIs there a single blood test for tiredness? What should I ask my practitioner to order? I'm pooped. Pooped...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Dear Pooped,It would sure be nice if there were just one single test to explain tiredness. Unfortunately that is not the case. There are a wide variety of potential causes for fatigue in those of us who have HIV disease. Some of those causes can be... 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 »
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What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

FALSE POSTINGS IN MY NAME

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 5 Replies
Dear people,i have not tested positive.someone is posting in my name,but from now on i shall log in,to stop him.
This is the dirty work of a sick mind.why this guy anon hates me so much,i dont know.people i swear,i would not scare you.I HAVE BEEN... Read more »

I'm living up 2 my name now!!!!!

Posted by anxietyboy, 2 Replies
I get my 3 month test results @ 4pm on Thursday.... I'm freaking!!!!! I feel like I did when I got my 25 day results....

I'm agitated, tired, worried, so tired, sleepy, exhausted.... My hives are coming back!!!!

One of my friends died last week.... Read more »