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AM I SAFE?

I am going for having my shave done from a nearby saloon for the past 10 years. Then someone told me that razor and blade are potential HIV carriers. Seeing this, i went for a test named "HIV antibody 1/2 and P24 combo test on 25th November. The...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...between clients. Having said that you assured yourself by obtaining an HIV test which by your report was non-reactive. An HIV antibody test is the appropriate test. I do not think you need to obtain a second test at this time. The window... Read more »

What this mean?

First of all I dont know if I am posting this question on the right forum but!!!! OK, here we go:... Read more »

Understanding the reslts

I am in the process of fostering two small children. I have found paperwork given to me by the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...of HIV-2 antibodies in oral fluid and a change in the name of the 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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot of Non-Invasive (Oral Fluid) Testing for HIV Within a Community Setting

...a smaller regional center, Toowoomba, 37 additional MSM were recruited. The Orasure system was used to test oral fluids for HIV antibodies. In addition to submitting an oral fluid specimen, each participant was invited to complete a brief... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...management of acute HIV infection, see Diagnosis and Management of Acute HIV Infection . A. Antibody Tests Detection of HIV antibodies is the most common method for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults and children >18 months old.... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use of tests that are effective in identifying HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in... Read more »

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testing question for results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what does Indeterminate and NON reactive mean when getting a reult from elisa test ? Read more »

no reacteve?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi to all. One quick question. What NO REACTIVE means. It means that i'm infected but virus is not active? Or means NO VIRUS at all? please I'm confused. THANKS TO ALL. Read more »