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HIV-1 test

I recently had an HIV-1 test done at 5 months 1 week, came back nonreactive. My question is would this test pick up on HIV-2? I went to the forum at www.medhelp.org and one of the people there (hiv/aids community speaker) said that this test would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Hi,HIV-1 tests do not pick up all strains of HIV-2. If you are worried about HIV-2, you'll need an HIV-2-specific test. You can read Read more »

ARS Symptoms 10 weeks?

Is it possible to have ARS symptoms 10 weeks after Exposure? I had a rapid HIV test 11.5 weeks... Read more »

Reliability of the Deter,mine test at 5 weeks?

Hey Doc. Sorry for posting in the wrong forum, but needed an answer and was not getting it in the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Testing Whether AIDS Drug Regimens Can Be Taken Only Five Days a Week to Cut Costs, Reduce Side Effects

...Boston and Uganda are exploring the implications of allowing HIV-positive patients to take a break from their medications every weekend, a strategy that could reduce the cost of treating the disease and improve the quality of life for patients,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should continue to drop to less than 50 copies within 6 months. The viral load should be measured... Read more »
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How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people develop Read more »

i just need reassurance, PLEASE

Posted by worriedude1, 1 Reply
...be irrational that just because you find a 20 dollar bill on the ground (very rare) that if you have a negative hiv test at 5 weeks that it will turn positive at 12? Read more »

Go for testing on the 11th

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How conclusive would the results be at 7 and a half weeks after possible exposure? Also, Is there an alternative from waiting 10 days for test results? Thanks in advance Read more »

Need Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was just wondering, If i had co-infection of Syphilis & HIV, will the formation of syphilis anti-body delay in the formation on anti-body for HIV. As my test results came out +ve for VDRL Read more »