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Reading Hiv Test Results

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Can ARV's cause a rapid HIV test to read negative?

Hi Doc,I have been on ARV's for the past 6 years and my CD4 count has been between 700-830. I have not done a viral load test for they are very expensive in Kenya.I have been doing random HIV testing and they have all shown positive but 5 days ago I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I have no explanation for why the test would be negative, but more importantly, why are you continuing to get HIV antibody tests when you are already HIV positive and receiving HIV treatment? Read more »

my means test is postive, can i not have hiv?

When i had a clinic test me for aids, I tested positive. i was informed that my cd4 count was... Read more »

PCR test

Hi, i had sex with a prostitute last week and after 2 days i have taken PCR Test the result shows... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Duane Reade and Gay Men's Health Crisis Partner to Provide New Yorkers with Free HIV Testing

...N.Y. -- Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. and Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) today announced that they have partnered to launch a new HIV testing initiative. GMHC's mobile testing unit and its outreach counselors will be stationed outside of select... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Believing Your HIV Test Results | HIV Testing | AIDS Symptoms | Window Period for HIV | Pregnancy | Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
... drugs almost immediately. Several new, so-called rapid HIV tests are moving toward FDA approval. But officials at the CDC who deal... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I went to the Hospital to get tested for HIV after possible exposure at 18 weeks, my result was ready in 1 hour and it read: HIV (1&2) Negative Negative. This is not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of... Read more »

Just get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've read a lot of the of these posts and most of them are asking about symptoms. And the answers are all the same.....GO GET TESTED, YOU CAN'T TELL IF YOU HAVE HIV UNTIL YOU GET TESTED. That is so true, you can asked until you're blue in the face,... Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html For you all worried! Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive and False negatives and window and so on. Link to HIV medical management 2000/2001. Read more »