Preliminary Positive Hiv Test

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Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confirmatory, more specific test, such as a Western Blot, which must also be positive before she would be considered to have a "positive HIV test!" I have my doubts the doctor who discussed her test results with her knew what he was talking... Read more »

I beg you to answer me ASAP

Hi,Friday I was diagnosed with HIV+, I went to do a routine check , and they told me that my... Read more »


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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing in Outreach and Other Community Settings -- United States, 2004-2006

...rapid HIV test result; of these, 286 (86%) received a confirmatory test ( Figure ). The most common reason cited by persons with preliminary positive HIV test results for refusing confirmatory testing was that they wanted to have the testing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Counseling With Rapid Tests

...tests might be used to confirm reactive rapid HIV test results immediately. References Branson, BM. Point-of-care Rapid Tests for HIV Antibodies . Journal of Laboratory Medicine 2003;27:288-95. Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...been delayed for 7 days, 72 detainees (43%) would have been released before they could be tested, resulting in a delay in their HIV diagnosis and care, and continued risk for HIV transmission. To maximize case identification, all detainees should... Read more »