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Serologic Test For Hiv Results

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Results of PCR and HIV serology

Dr. Gallant Last week I took both a "Home Access-HIV Test" and PCR viral load test, 4 months after possibly beingexposed to the HIV virus, to see if I am HIV infected. The home test came up Negative. My Doctor told me that I had...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The test used to diagnose HIV infection during the seronegative "window period" is usually not the quantitative HIV RNA PCR (viral load test), but the qualitative HIV DNA PCR. However, both should be positive during the acute retroviral... Read more »

herpes serology

Dear Sir, I had an encounter of protected sexual intercourse with a sex worker. My penis was... Read more »

hep B serology results interpretation, pls help

Can you please interpret this for me: HBsAG - NON REACTIVE; ANTI HBS - REACTIVE; ANTI HBc (IGg)... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons With Recently Acquired HIV Infection

In the current study, investigators used the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion (STARHS) to determine the risk and demographic characteristics of persons infected, on average, within 170 days. Such data help to better... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Surveillance

Introduction Use of Serologic Tests for Diagnosis Demographic Characteristics Epidemiologic Characteristics Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C / NonA, NonB Hepatitis Discussion References Figure 1 . Serologic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
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SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers.

1. Is the process same in all states ?
2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa & 1 WB ? My nurse didnt give me any damn information.
3. How much time does it... Read more »

serology

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Mi prueba dice de la siguiente manera...

SEROLOGY RESULTS NORMAL RANGE

HIV-1(ELISA).................NON REASTIVE NONREACTIVE

SE QUE ES NEG. PERO ME INTERESA SABER SI CON ESA INFORMACION SE PODRIA SABER EL... Read more »

accept your results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
look up serologic testing in webmd. again with the third gen elisa the window has shortened.

Accuracy of Screening Tests

The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »