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HIV-2 screening and re-testing

A friend recently had a positive western for HIV-2 (repeated twice). She was screening for a clinical trial in which they look for HIV-1 and -2. Because this is rare in the US, she wanted to ensure the samples were not mixed in the lab. She went...
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
The test was approved for both viruses at the end of March. Why would you want to rescreen with a screening antibody test, when a confirmatory western blot test was repeatedly positive?... Read more »

Should I be re-tested?

Hi Dr.Bob, after 9 months, I tested negative although I have symptoms highly suggestive of HIV:... Read more »

Getting re-tested after 5 months

I had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman (HIV+), 5 times. 2 times while she was menstruating. Had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Short Message Service Reminder Intervention Doubles Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Retesting Rates Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers evaluated the effect of a short message service (SMS) reminder system on STI retesting rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). The SMS program began at a large Australian sexual health clinic in late 2008,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from... Read more »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

A more accurate HIV test is now being offered for free at three San Diego-area locations thanks to a joint research effort by the University of California-San Diego's Antiviral Research Center (ARC) and San Diego County's Health and Human Services... Read more »
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do i re-test?

Posted by anxious66, 3 Replies
hiv negative 6 week exposure with a 4th gen duo test

risk: unprotected oral msm me giving, no ejaculation, doubt there was precum, for about a minute in total

it's been 3 and a half months since exposure and i still have a barely noticeable irritated... Read more »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »

Should I re-test?

Posted by Anonymous
I have a tough question that I would like people's opinions on.

I have been feeling 'unwell' for the last 3 1/2 months. It started off at a 'fogginess' 'altered' 'blurriness' feeling. The doctor took a CBC, etc and found nothing. He then asked me... Read more »

should I re-test?

Posted by abitworried, 1 Reply
Back in the beginning of April I got tested over an experience that had me worried out of my skull. I got tested 16 weeks past exposure via Oraquick Rapid test and got a negative that had me dancing with joy.

However, I've been having this weird... Read more »