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Standardized Hiv Testing

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Low WBC during standard testing-HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything looked normal otherwise. Well,...
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
...Based on your history and timing of tests, you do not have HIV infection. Hundreds of things can cause low white blood cell counts. Age, ethnic background, other infections, medications, or Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...serology rate announced through this survey does not mean that we should fold our hands and say Cameroon is not really affected by HIV/AIDS," adding, "This is the time for us to examine the strategies used to fight the pandemic and seek ways of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of Voluntary HIV Testing Unchanged in Singapore Despite Expanded Access to Rapid HIV Tests

...The number of people who voluntarily took HIV tests in Singapore in 2007 did not improve despite increased access of rapid HIV testing kits to more than 60 clinics, Singapore's Today reports. The country's Ministry of Health on Tuesday... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chiron, Roche Reach Settlement Agreement on Dispute Over Patent on HIV Testing Methods

...has reached a settlement with Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Roche over licensing fees and royalties for a patent on HIV testing methods, AFX News reports ( AFX News , 9/12). The dispute was based on Chiron's claims that it was owed... Read more »
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can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Inaccuracy of HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test "There is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV antibody tests are non-standard and non-specific. If you are participating in this fraud... Read more »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Will HIV show up on a standard blood test for example, during a Physical/Check-up at the doctor? Read more »