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Std Test Kit Gold Standard

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Gold Standard

Hey Doc,Why is there no Gold Standard when testing for the presence of HIV? Instead of looking for antibodies thought to be exclusive to HIV, wouldn't it be better to isolate actual virus in a suspected HIV+ person?Why are the standards of...
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
I cannot answer why testing is not standardized.... Read more »

viral load/gold standard

having only taken the antibody hiv1and2 test, I wonder if this is enough. It sounds as if so many... Read more »

gold standard ?

Why are all these people with negative antibody tests having very expensive Viral load tests... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Recalls 500,000 HIV Tests Kits: Ministry

South Africa is recalling 500,000 SD Bioline HIV test kits, the health ministry said today. Health spokesperson Joe Maila said authorities are investigating how the tests were ordered earlier this year, despite a World Health Organization warning in... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Rapid New World

In the U.S., the gold standard for diagnosing HIV infection has evolved into a formal process that respects an individual's need to know the facts about HIV: how the virus is transmitted, how to limit one's risk, and the meaning of a positive test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Home HIV Test Kits Withdrawn

The leading South African supermarket chain Pick 'n Pay has agreed to suspend sales of a home HIV self-testing kit marketed by Homelab following a complaint lodged by the South African Medical Association (SAMA). "Proper counseling is essential to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Home HIV Test Kit: What You Should Know

You may discover OraQuick's In-Home HIV Test on the shelves of the pharmacy section at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2012, the home HIV test is intended to reduce the number of people who... Read more »
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Did you get the other standard STD tests yet?

Posted by Anonymous
Did you get the other standard STD tests yet?...

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Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.

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Is the test standardized?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.

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Standards for ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that there are varying stances on what the window period should be (ie. 3 months vs 6 months) and I assume that the 3 month window is becoming the more accepted window period because of the increasing sensitivity of the ELISA test as it... Read more »