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Rare Hiv Sub Types And Rapid Testing

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is multiplying (a viral load...
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Dr Bob, can you please help me and my family?

Sorry for the long winded email, but I hope that you can find time to read this.Dear Dr Bob,PLEASE TAKE ME SERIOUSLY when you read this. I'm a 42 yr old male, married w/3 children living an upper-middle class life in Maryland. In June of 2006, while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV negative. I'm not denying your symptoms; I'm merely advising that HIV is not the cause. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted. You've had way too much already. You do not have a "non-major or new HIV staring that is... Read more »

Before I spend the money...

Hi Dr. Bob,You were gracious enough to answer my question June 9th "Have youever seen..." And I reaaly do appreciate it. Briefly, my Exposure was licking my finer after fingering a stripper runored to be hiv+Since I wrote last I did take an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...warrant one HIV test let alone the staggering number you have taken. You've now wasted more money on completely unwarranted HIV testing than the entire economy of three sub-Saharan African countries combined. Stop testing. Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop.... Read more »

I ended up spending the money...

Hi. Dr. Bob,Even after you were gracious enough to respond to my question from July 26th,"Before I spend the money...", I ended up taking a bDNA pcr and another HIv1/2/0 icma and Hiv-2 Ab tests anyway. Neg on all, the bDNA <75 (which is the ref...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stripper thought to be hiv+). The series of tests I've had to date are a total of 45 elisas (varied types, ie. Home access, oraquick rapid finger prick and oral, Orasure, Lab run elisas, rapid uni-gold) in addition to a pcr-dna at 7 mos, pcr... Read more »


What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Examiner needs to declare how evidence of HIV infection was determined and what kind of pneumonia they are talking about it. Some types, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), are all but unique to HIV since they occur only in the presence... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...different in that it uses a microscope. It can be faster than a WB, so the few labs that use it can get results to the patient more quickly. Rapid Tests for HIV Rapid testing for HIV has become one of the most prominent ways that people... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...(NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people with HIV. The longer you live with a suppressed immune system, the higher the risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...resistance." Phenotypic tests cost about $800. It used to take over a month to get the results. New phenotypic tests are somewhat quicker. Phenotypic testing is the preferred method for people with known or suspected resistance, especially to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Munoz, MACS, personal communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers... Read more »
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questions about symptoms

Posted by lion355, 2 Replies
...Everywhere I read it says an early symptom of HIV is swollen lymph nodes. Is it only an early symptom of HIV or is it also a symptom of someone who's had HIV for some time, possibly Read more »

The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies . We sincerely believe a review of the U.S. Special Virus program coupled with the immediate ?double-blind? testing of the patented AIDS cure is the only way to ensure a safe, healthy future for African Americans... Read more »

is 30 months long enough

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...months, ALL NEGATIVE, and thought that at 12 months I could go on with my life. When the symptoms did not go away, I continued testing. Since I was consistently negative, including HIV 2 (I insisted because I believed that maybe the test just... Read more »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral): NAT p24 PCR RNA DNA bDNA Then,... Read more »