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Screening Tests For Hiv

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Viral load test as HIV screening test

Dear Dr. Holodniy,Four weeks after a risky sexual exposure (unprotected oral sex), I experienced many of the symptoms associated with acute retroviral syndrome. These symptoms included a persistent sore throat, swollen glands, stiff neck, and night...
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
Viral load tests have been shown to be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure/infection. Antibody and western blot assays can be negative or indeterminate for a few weeks after infection. P24 antigen will be strongly... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessing Targeted Screening and Low Rates of HIV Testing

...post-test counseling had, until recently, been required by federal law, explained the study authors. They sought to assess rates of HIV testing at VAMC-DC based on targeting patients with identified risk factors. From 2000 to 2007, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

...a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used by laboratory professionals. Abbott says it is the first fully automated blood screening test for HIV-1 and HIV-2. Abbott spokesperson Don Braakman said the company knows of no effect on blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctors Advocate HIV Tests for All; Insurers Urged to Pay for Screening

...have not really been revisited in a serious way." Saag and other speakers observed that while CDC has recommended routine HIV testing since 2006, many insurers still do not pay for the test. They noted that the transmission of HIV from mothers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Bill Would Add HIV Test to Prenatal Screening

... Rep. Eileen Naughton (D-Warwick) has introduced a bill in the Rhode Island Legislature calling for HIV tests to be included in the panel of prenatal screenings for pregnant women. "They can perform the tests quickly, even while the mother Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

I can't find answer??

Posted by maleki, 1 Reply
Can anyone help me.. I tested positive through an oraquick test at my local clinic... All the follow tests were negative. I even told my doctor about it who tested me agin (just to be safe) and told me to move on. I though i did. But I'm worried... Read more »

Western Blot Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have just been told by my doctor that my screen test for HIV came back positive but the Western Blot Test was indeterminate. Does anyone know what my chances are of having this "False Positive" Read more »