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Serologic Test For Hiv Results

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Rapid Test

I was recently tested for HIV via the rapid test, finger prick, I have only been with my wife for the past six years..How relaible is a negative. Do I need to have another test done? I think sometimes my mind thinks to much..
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The HIV serology test is highly sensitive and you can be confident about the results. Read more »

hbv carrier and newly hiv infected

I'm a hbv carrier and might be newly hiv infected. On the 5th week after my first risk contact, I... Read more »


I tested positive in teh ELISA test and have an inderminate result in the WB test. In my opinion, I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Determinants of Recent HIV Infection Among Seattle-Area Men Who Have Sex With Men

...King County, Wash. Participants were recruited from Seattle-area HIV testing sites. Recent HIV infection was assessed by the Serologic Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Seroconversion (STARHS) or a self-reporting previous HIV-negative test.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT 1986 Syphilis Syphilis Serologic test 1948 Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) HTLV-I Antibody 1989 HTLV -I/II... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...participants coped well with a positive HSV-2 result," the authors concluded. "Concerns about psychosocial burden should not deter serological testing for HSV-2. Given the epidemiological and clinical interaction between HSV-2 and HIV, these data... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...detectable (the window phase), as shown again in this case," the authors wrote. "It is therefore generally advisable to repeat serologic testing for both HIV and syphilis three months after the last high-risk sexual contact. "For the detection... 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 Read more »

Dr. Bob answered my question, now im confused..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
well here it goes and before i start i wanna thank all of you guys who have been responding to my questions and i wanna tell you guys that you really are great helping others and quite frankly putting up with a lot of bull crap sometimes but you... Read more »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
...On Halloween, my boyfriend's preliminary HIV test came out positive and it has since been confirmed by some other test. We are a mongamous couple who only used protection when Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies which it is undiagnosed. Using the criteria of an evolving antibody response, a negative HIV test within 18 months, or a serological testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion, persons diagnosed with recent HIV infection between 2003... Read more »