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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested as a batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 donor samples is tested individually by our usual serological testing methods. See, I told you this was a bit confusing. As for your second question, my occupational exposure was... 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 other forums. Just wanted to find out though, after reading through the archives I do understand that no test is conculsive until after 3 months due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...As you mention, the Determine test is a rapid HIV testing method that is commonly used now by many HIV testing centers. The results have excellent reliability and are comparable to the standard Read more »

rapid test negative, EIA/WB indeterminate

Against my better judgement, I had unprotected sex with a SW. At 5 weeks after the incident, I went to the county health dept and they drew blood for the EIA test. After a month of waiting, they told me the results were indeterminate. I then (10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are HIV negative. I'll make several quick points:1.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive Read more »

hiv test taken almost 11 months

Hi Dr Brian, I have took alot of HIV tests since I was raped. All my tests have showed negative and STDs are negative also. I was formerly a blood donor and had to stop because of the rape . My last test was March 21 and the ELISA was negative. Can...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...possible exposure to HIV, you are not infected with this virus. The standard is that you are not infected if your test were negative 3-6 months after the exposure, and you are well past this period. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor ( NNRTI), and protease inhibitor (PI) classes are associated with liver damage. NRTIs can have negative side effects that may lead to liver problems. One such side effect is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria... Read more »
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Blood Test Maturation AFter Being Drawn?

Posted by Anonymous
...Someone answer my hypothetical here for me... You get tests with a rapid test. You are Negative but still not out of the window period. You then get blood drawn that day. Lets say 3 days later the lab gets it and tests it, Read more »

low white blood count PLEASE ANSWER

Posted by Anonymous
...Tested negative after window period but having low white blood count 3.8 and out of range monocytes(1400) out of 7500. Any idea of what I could Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."top" or "insertive" partner). well, at some point the condom broke. i was very worried. I had just tested and so I knew I was negative before this event. However, the guy I was with told me that he had not been tested in a year, but that all of... Read more »

Frozen Blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...than 3 months to be positive havent frozen this patient bllod to test with todays test and see if the person still would be negative then we could be more secure if the blood would show positive with todays test. Patients blood from the... Read more »