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Percentage Of People Testing Positive For Hiv

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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 hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral combination therapy, we can often drive viral replication ("viral load") down below the level of detection of our testing assays. We refer to this as having an "undetectable viral load". Please note, even when the viral load is... Read more »

Does a person have to be tested for HIV-subtype M or O or N?

Hi, again. First and foremost, hope you're doing fine. and, second, thanks for answering my... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia's HIV/AIDS Council Director Urges People to Be Tested on National Voluntary Counseling, Testing Day

...voluntary counseling and testing day, which was scheduled for Monday, said the country's testing rates are too low and urged people who do not know their HIV status to be tested, Zambia's The Post reports. Simwanza added that about 1.5... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Young People in Cameroon Do Not Retrieve HIV Test Results, Researchers Say

... The high percentage of young people in Cameroon who do not retrieve their HIV test results is contributing to the spread of the virus in the country, researchers Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mid-Missouri Group Sees Increase in People Seeking HIV/AIDS Services, Patients Testing Positive for HIV

... Mid-Missouri has experienced an 18 percent increase in people seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS, according to RAIN, the organization that handles case management for patients in the area, AP/ Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

... Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to Read more »
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believe your symptoms not your HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 14 Replies
read this: http://www.thebody.com/apla/aug99/kimberly.html Read more »

Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Not to be rude or inconsiderate but does anyone know the percentage for people who have tested positive by other means than antibody(elisa testing)? And were these people past the six month period? Read more »

Elisa test at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Just two questions. what is the chances of testing negative at eight (8) weeks with a ELISA test, then testing positive at twelve (12) weeks, and second what is the percentage Read more »

Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I tested negative at 7 weeks on an ELISA test. whats the percentage of people that will show up at this stage? Should I still be worried? help please. Read more »