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New Hiv Tests

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American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Academy of HIV Medicine Endorses New HIV Testing Guidelines; Remains Concerned About Funding for Tests and Treatment

Washington, DC -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine has endorsed the revised recommendations for HIV testing in health care settings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommend significant expansion of routine HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Orleans: New HIV Test Cuts Wait Time for Results

Editor's Note: This story contains factual errors that have subsequently been corrected. Please click here for the corrections. For the past month, three New Orleans sites have offered HIV testing using a recently approved blood test that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: New HIV Test Is Available at County Clinics

A new 30-minute HIV test available in five Maricopa County clinics is expected to increase the number of HIV cases discovered in Arizona. The Food and Drug Administration approved the OraQuick rapid blood test last November, and in May it became... Read more »
Ask the Experts

new hiv test

hi, doc, have you heard about the new hiv test that can detect group o. it was approve early this year. as of yet there has been no reliable test. how can i take this test since im very concerned that i am infected with hiv o group.the test is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post,The assay (test) that you describe is meant to screen donated blood for HIV RNA. It is able to detect HIV group O RNA. It is not licensed to be used to diagnose HIV infection, which is usually done by measuring antibodies ,not... Read more »

A Few Questions From Someone New to HIV testing

Dr. Bob please answer my questions, I'm going nuts!It has been 5 months since I engaged in sexual activity back in late November of 2005 (the 18th to be exact). I performed oral sex on a man and did not have cum in my mouth (a small amount of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

New forms of HIV testing and am I woohooable

Bob,I just recently took an HIV test 3 months after possible exposure. I am a little worried because I am not sure about the type of test that they administered. In Los Angeles many of the clinics are using the Oraquick test with the finger prick...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, the FDA approved the first saliva-based HIV test this week! The OraQuick HIV 1/2 is made by OraSure. Results are available in 20 minutes. If your test was done in a reliable clinic in Los Angeles, chances are it was this test. Call... Read more »

New ICMA Hiv Test, Please DR. Bob

Hi Dr. Bob:A friend of mine here in the Bay Area, CA, referred me to you and this site. I have had Hiv antibody EIA tests in the past but now I see that Labcorp is calling it an Hiv ICMA test with confirmatory WB. What is this new ICMA antibody...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rick,Your HIV EIA (enzyme immunoassay) was indeed very reliable. ICMA refers to immunochemiluminometric assay. This is just another method of determining the presence or absence of specific anti-HIV antibodies. Both EIA and ICMA require a... Read more »
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New HIV test------

Posted by njpozdad, 1 Reply
Had my last set of labs done...Results were great but is was showing as Not Detected last test but this test came back with a VL of 22...Still great but a little disarming since the "not detected" phrase wasn't there....I was told that a new hiv... Read more »

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 »

New HIV Test

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