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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...A viral load test measures the amount of HIVin your blood. It does this by measuring thenumber of copies of a specific part of thevirus called RNA or ribonucleic acid. Why do I need a viral loadtest if I have already hadan HIV test? An HIV antibody test indicates whether you areinfected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A viral load test shows how much of the HIVvirus is in your blood. While you will have anHIV antibody test only at...
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Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medicine. I am from New Jersey. One of my patient is going through severe anxiety and depression. He tested Positive on Labcorp ICMA test for Hiv 1/O/2 but negative on western blot. I have assured him so many times that positive ICMA with... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months prior to that I had a STD/HIV workup because of a fibroid (they were trying to figure out what was wrong). I have had 3 HIV tests in the past 8 years and all came back negative.Question is - is it possible that the virus lay dormant in my... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition.Dr. BobFREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010) May 11, 2010I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the... Read more »

inconclusive results

I am pregnant and during my exam the doctor informed me that the results of my hiv test were inconclusive. She ran another test to verify that it is negative. I have heard that pregnant women are tested positive when reality they are negative. Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months prior to that I had a STD/HIV workup because of a fibroid (they were trying to figure out what was wrong). I have had 3 HIV tests in the past 8 years and all came back negative.Question is - is it possible that the virus lay dormant in my... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...many years despite the fact that they have HIV in their bodies. The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease,... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... 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? Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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I feel like my life is over

Posted by Hannah23, 13 Replies
I just found out two days ago that I have HIV. I want to cry, I want to hit something, I want to kill the person who gave this to me....I want to die. The worst part is that two of my friends knew he had it. They knew! and they didn't tell me. They... Read more »

I have just found out my husband is HIV +

Posted by jayne, 10 Replies
Last Tuesday My husband was taken into hospital with pneumonia. They couldn't get his temperature down...so changed antibioctics...his lung was drained twice...(pleural effusion), he had lost so much weight almost overnight. They tested him for hiv... Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
...Hi all. Just want to warn you that if you're feeling kind of down, you might not want to read on. I have to release some of my frustration and fear, don't really have anywhere else I feel comfortable doing it. Today one of my nurses called Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...diagnostic purposes. The viral load test manufacturers own literature warns the test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV Yet this is the test I was given by my doctor when... Read more »