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I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quantitative RNA PCR and qualitative DNA PCR tests are available and do not have the lengthy window period requirement. However, PCR testing is generally not recommended for routine HIV screening due to the rate of false positives, (There are... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Women Opting Out of HIV Testing More Likely to Have HIV

... Women in prenatal care who chose not to be screened for HIV were more likely to be infected than those who opted to be tested, according to a new Canadian study. In a review of more than Read more »
The Body

Massachusetts "Opt-Out" HIV Testing Bill: Update

...efforts of the broad-based coalition who support routine "opt-out" HIV screening, the bill that would have made opt-out HIV testing a reality in Massachusetts did not pass. While the bill has died for this session, it remains abundantly clear... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

... As an action-packed year for the HIV/AIDS community draws to a close, TheBody.com takes stock of 2010 in a new series of articles, "HIV/AIDS Year in Review: Looking Back Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opting Out Increases HIV Testing in a Large Sexually Transmitted Infections Outpatient Clinic

... The current study examines the effect of an opt-out strategy on HIV testing uptake and identifies factors associated with refusing the test. The study was based in a sexually transmitted infection (STI) Read more »
Connect With Others

At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...days past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my... Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »