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I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quantitative RNA PCR and qualitative DNA PCR tests are available and do not have the lengthy window period requirement. However, PCR testing is generally not recommended for routine HIV screening due to the rate of false positives, (There are... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Senators Step Up to Get HIV Tests

... Ahead of Friday's National HIV Testing Day, Michigan Sens. Hansen Clark, Martha G. Scott, Gilda Jacobs, and Tupac Hunter underwent HIV testing this week at Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Health Facilities Step Up Routine Testing for HIV

... Houston is one of 25 areas participating in a CDC initiative that provides HIV testing funds to select health departments, hospitals, and clinics. The goal of the $35 million federal program is to test 1.5 million Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Test-and-Treat Program Could Be a "Step Change" in Global HIV Prevention

..."The universal testing and treatment programme proposed by Brian Williams has a good chance of delivering a step change in HIV prevention, particularly if combined with safe sex education and male circumcision," Mark Henderson, the Times '... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

... June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Read more »
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How conclusive is an Hiv test at four weeks?

Posted by worriedsick, 2 Replies
...grain of salt? Or is it a good step in the right direction? Does anyone know the level of conclusiveness after 30 days for an HIV test? Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor 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 »