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Viral Load Results (HIV-1 RNA was not detected in this sample)

Dear Dr. Holodniy: I am confused by my most recent viral load results. In the past, they have usually said something like "HIV-1 RNA was detected in this sample at a level <50 copies/mL" but the results this time say "HIV-1 RNA was...
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
Well they appear to be getting away with stating that the viral load is zero when the FDA approved lower limit of detection is 40 copies/mL. It is possible to extrapolate results below 40 copies and come up with a number. It is extremely difficult... Read more »

ELISA TEST : Positive, Negative and Indeterminate from the same sample?

Dec. 23 06, I went for a routine HIV test because I started a new relationship with a guy. My ELISA... Read more »

HIV Inhibitory sample

Dear doctor, I have been undetectable for almost four years. Two weeks ago, I was tested for my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies on Monday announced it has acquired the rights to use its OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test to detect HIV-2 in oral samples, the Allentown Morning Call reports (Kennedy, Allentown Morning Call , 6/22). ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns of... Read more »
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How does the Navy test HIV samples?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What methods are used, ELISA, PCR, Western Blot, does anyone know for sure???? Read more »

Confusing test results

Posted by 03182011, 2 Replies
I've been tested positive a few weeks ago though a mail in anonymous blood sample.

i've took a few weeks to figure things out and went to a clinic to do the oraquick anonymously - the test result returned negative. i've just sent the mail in again... Read more »

Hiv test Result

Posted by kevinsheppard
As mnay of you know i have been up here looking for advice and helpp for my situation. Well the final result is i am NEG 90 days later. May i offer some suggestions to those who are worried STOP googling HIV it makes things worse also talk to... Read more »

Scared by delayed test results!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
On January 8, I had an anonymous HIV test done at a aids network office. The test results were supposed to be back after two weeks, and are normally only available on Thursdays. Today was week three and they are still not back. The staff keeps... Read more »