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First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be very sensitive so as not to... Read more »

GOING PARANOID

Dear Dr.,I am Leo, a 26 year old male from the Philippines. Here's what happened:On April 4, 2008,... Read more »

HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you:1.Is there any restriction /... Read more »
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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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

... Table 2: Characteristics of FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Tests FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Tests Characteristics OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Reveal G3 Rapid HIV-1 Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV Clearview HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...The most common illness caused by CMV is retinitis. This is the death of cells in the retinas, the back of the eye. It can quickly cause blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals, or (b) confirmatory (supplemental) assays, which are designed to identify individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas... Read more »

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 years? Also, is one's viral load higher at the time they are... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...talking about the oral test..not the blood one* Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything?? Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER antibodies that aren't... Read more »

Anyone, positive WB initially positive by rapid t

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...me, I was involved with a positive person, need to know if any of you, with posivive results WB, tested initially positive by rapid test (not ELISA) Read more »