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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up when most couples start dating. You may not know the HIV status of your partner. You might not even...
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Follow-up:Unprotected sex in pregnancy

Dear Dr. Bobthanks for your response. I feel much much worse after I read it, however. I am really sorry I misspelt "Unprotected" and from what I wrote you could guess I am really really REALLY sorry that I threatened my child. I am not a native...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...The assay may also be used as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in pregnant women. An ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo reactive result does not distinguish between the detection of HIV p24 antigen, HIV-1 antibody, or HIV-2 antibody. Read more »

Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi ..my girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If your girlfriend has only had a reactive (positive) preliminary HIV-antibody/antigen screening test, she would not yet be considered HIV positive! She needs a confirmatory, Read more »

Hep B surface antibody non reactive

my daughter age 14 was immunized at birth against hep b. she got hepatitis A but the hep B surface antigen showed borderline positive in her case. also her hep b surface antibody was nonreactive 6.85. what does this mean?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would discuss this with her pediatrician and would recommend that your pediatrician speak to the the laboratory director to find out if a confirmatory test was performed for the hepatitis B surface antigen. This test always requires confirmation.... Read more »

How To Get Tested

Hi again Dr. Frascino,Your last response quelled my fears, and I thank you for it. Now I just want to get this off my back for good. How can I get tested and get the results within a week? You mentioned you were visiting Phoenix--I live here. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Yeah, I think if you gave Bush a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change back.Dr. BobNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH AIDS HIV Antibody Testing Options 2005 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 850,000 and... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...management of acute HIV infection, see Diagnosis and Management of Acute HIV Infection . A. Antibody Tests Detection of HIV antibodies is the most common method for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults and children >18 months old.... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

... HIV Antibody Testing Options The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 850,000 and 900,000 Americans are infected Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Counseling With Rapid Tests

...(CDC, 1998). Therefore, a client with a negative rapid HIV test result can be told he or she is not infected. However, because HIV antibodies take time to develop, retesting should be recommended to persons with a recent possible exposure (sexual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use of tests that are effective in identifying HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in... Read more »

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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV Antibody Assays HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter Published September 2001 Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Read more »