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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests 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 Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women ...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

is it possible to have a baby without infecting my partner? (PrEP, 2010)

Hello. Dr. Bob. I am a female has been positive 10 years. and I found out with my pregnancy of my 9yrs old. (negative) I had a lot of problem to find the meds works for me as I had allergic reactions to azt and some of new meds but now I am with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...emtricitabine (FTC) as part of a study package that included counseling to continue condom use, medication adherence counseling, regular HIV testing and monitoring of side effects. 2,499 participants came from the United States (San Francisco and... Read more »

I just donated please give me your candid thoughts. (in college and need it bad)

Hey Doc I just donated today aloth not much (in college) anything helps im sure. History:male, 24 years old, Heterosexualmy expouser was 3 years ago and was an encounter of unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a female of unknown status...... it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Yes, you would test HIV-antibody positive; and no, you definitely should not have a CD4 count done.Dude, you've had 20 negative HIV tests out to 2 years and 10 months from your potential exposure. Exactly what part of "HIV negative" are you... Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests that you do at a lab and they draw your blood? I did one of those and it was also called "rapid" but results came between 1-3 days and it was through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobAnother fasting question/ Big donation to follow!Mar 18, 2009 People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR? I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...Try not to skip doses. Also, try to take your medications at the sametime every day. If you follow your health care provider's instructions, yougive the drugs a chance to work as well as possible. Although resistance may seem overwhelming,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...cross-resistant. As HIV develops more mutations, it gets harder to control. Take every dose of your antiviral medications according to instructions. This reduces the risk of resistance and cross-resistance. It saves the most options for... Read more »
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oraquick advance question. please respond thanks!

Posted by gladrial33, 1 Reply
...I took an HIv oraquick advance rapid test the other day and it was negative. I have a question about the test. The lab technician had me swab my gums with the stick Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...of OraQuick before moving forward with the approval process. The committee recommended a multiple-phase experiment of at-home HIV tests that explores whether people could perform the test correctly and what psychological risks exist for those who... Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days... Read more »


Posted by shadow1, 3 Replies
...article in the LA Times about new tests being considered by the FDA. Read more »