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Steps In A Serology Test For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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

Illinois: Chicagoland National HIV Testing Launches "Step Up, Get Tested" Campaign

More than 22,000 HIV-infected people live in Chicago, with more than half of these cases not progressing to AIDS, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Because of increased public awareness, health officials are diagnosing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Home Tests Are "Another Step Forward" in Preventing Spread of Virus in U.S., Editorial Says

Making at-home HIV tests available -- "at a reasonable price and with adequate provisions for counseling -- would be another step forward" in reducing the spread of HIV in the U.S., a Boston Globe editorial says ( Boston Globe , 11/8). An FDA ... Read more »
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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 »

Six Month Serology Gold Standart

I read your advice to the the recent question from the Surgeon who had a needlestick from an HIV infected patient in which you said no further testing was neccessary after 6 months. Would you have recommended the same if the needle was hollow bore?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
I would have said the same thing if the needle were hollow. 100% ofpeople with HIV infection will convert within 6 months. While there mayhave been one or two case reports of people taking longer, such casesare so rare as to make the journals, and... Read more »

herpes serology

Dear Sir, I had an encounter of protected sexual intercourse with a sex worker. My penis was sore three days later and also tingling in my groin accompinied by fever and night sweats. I took PEP for thirty days and have tested negative at 6...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, taking post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following the type of sexual encounter (protected sex) you had is not necessary. PEP is only indicated for high-risk exposures, i.e., unprotected anal or vaginal sex with a person of known HIV... Read more »

One Step Rapid screening test, help please.

please answer my question, i really need an answer, i got tested for HIV 1 and 2 using the method one step-rapid screening test, i got tested on the 27th day of my post exposure, my question is, how reliable is the test that i have done? it came out...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test is very reliable. Repeat testing may make you feel more reassured and the chances that second test will be positive depends on what your exposure was exactly. However a negative test at 27 days is very very reassuring.DW... 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 »

Step 1: Finally got tested!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well its been over three months since my last sexual encounter with a woman. I finally got the balls to go buy a home access hiv-1 test kit and sent out the sample blood this past friday( took a load off my chest just by getting it done). I don't... Read more »


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




I made the first stepped

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally called a local clinic to ask about HIV testing and to see when it is offered. Now, all I have to do is go in and take the damn test instead of worrying all the time about it. I posted earlier this week about a sexual relationship I had... Read more »