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Test Given To Determine Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Entering Labor Should Be Given Rapid HIV Test to Determine Treatment to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission, Study Says

Women entering labor whose HIV status is unknown should be given a rapid HIV test to determine whether treatment is necessary to reduce the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission, according to a study to be published in the July 14 issue of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Future Studies Needed to Determine If "Test and Treat" Approach Could "End HIV Pandemic Within 50 Years," Researchers Say

In a Journal of the American Medical Association commentary piece , Anthony Fauci and Carl Dieffenbach of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explore results from a WHO mathematical model study that found universal,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Determinants of HIV Infection in South India: A Heterogeneous, Rural Epidemic

The authors of the current study sought "to assess the prevalence and determinants of HIV infection in the general population in Bagalkot district, a largely rural district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka." From 10 villages and six towns... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Initial Test Results to Determine Window of Infection

2 questions: 1) In my initial test tests, I was mid-seroconversion (acute HIV Infection), I tested negative for antibodies (Western Blot/ELISA), but had a viral load of 940k and a CD4 count of 575. I had a fairly acute reaction to the virus at...
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
If you had multiple serial samples and had some other tests performed that included things like p24 antigen and HIV viral load, then yes you could be more precise on the timing of infection. Conventional antibody and western blot tests will not be... Read more »

Lab tests to determine qualitative issue about CD4's

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I have a normal CD4 count >700 and a percentage >40, which I'm told is good. And my VL has never exceeded 5,000 and is often undetectable. Infected 26 months ago.Still am quite unwell from multiple viral type symptoms....
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
Immune function testing is a bit like the wild west. There is no standardization of these tests, so you get what you pay for. Most of what your cells were tested against are nonspecific immune system stimulants. Antigens like candida, tetanus or... Read more »

Accuracy of Determine HIV 1&2 Rapid HIV antibody test

I had protected sex with an HIV positive prostitute in Nigeria on the 6th of August,2011. i discovered she was positive that same day we had sex. I experience several symptoms afterwards. they are as follows:1. Chills a week after exposure2. burning...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am pretty sure that you don't have HIV. If you remain skeptical you can pursue getting an HIV RNA PCR test that looks for the virus itself. They are expensive. There are other infections one can catch during sex. I would be screened for... Read more »

Longterm impact of HIV meds given during pregnancy on infant

I am working with a young HIV+ mom who took Combivir and Viramune during her pregnancy. Her Child received AZT at birth and was treatment until 2month and has consistantly tested negative. However, The child is experiencing a number of...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The evaluation of possible long-term effects of infants' exposure to antiretroviral therapy is an area of active research and follow-up. While one group in France has reported an apparent associateion between antiviral therapy and neurologic... Read more »
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what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

The Abbott-Determine test

Posted by ubuntu, 1 Reply
Hi. I can't find information regarding the Abbott-Determine test. I got tested 1 month and result is negative. I got tested again today (2nd month), will get the results tomorrow. Questions: Is this a rapid test, much like the oral test? How... Read more »

Do I have HIV and could I have given it to my boyfriend?

Posted by peterparker1, 2 Replies
Last year, I had unprotected a few times. I never got tested or screened, I know, so stupid of me. I never got sick or showed any symptoms. I have a new boyfriend we've been dating for 2 months and he's suddenly had a really bad flu. He said he's... Read more »

ADVICE given for those worried about window n HEP

Posted by Anonymous
We know it is disconcerting to folks not to have one definite, no exceptions, hands down, this is it statement about when to test for HIV. The truth is, that would not be wise because of what we know about HIV transmission. Transmission concersn two... Read more »