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Tests For Hiv-2

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Questions on negative test (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2009)

Dear Robert,I have lost 10-15lbs in my upper body in the last month or two and started researching possible causes online. When I saw that HIV could be a cause of this, I immediately went and got tested as I had a high risk exposure about 7 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your last HIV-risk exposure definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted."Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Your symptoms... Read more »

Dr. Brian, what would that specific test be for HIV 2?

This was the question I asked you before:Dr. Brian, What test should I get? Will a PCR test detect... Read more »

Will an Hiv test show Hiv 2 ?

My wife and I have both recently tested neg for HIV. We've both been tested during an insurance... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

... Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

...FDA already has approved the test to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 in blood samples, it has approved only the oral version of the test for HIV-1. The oral test, which produces results in 20 minutes, requires health care workers to wipe a treated swab... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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Test for HIV 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that there is HIV 1 and HIV 2. Do most tests look for both? Thanks for you help. Read more »

Can I stop or should I test for HIV2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's me again. I'm the one with 10 seconds of oral exposure with Russian Stripper. I just received my negative result from Home Access at 15 weeks 2 days. This was my 3rd home access test. I've taken Home Access test at 9, 12, and now 15 weeks. I've... Read more »

Tested Hiv+ 2 Months ago

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi My names John and i tested Hiv+ 2 months ago, i have only told two people including my wonderful and supportive brother. My problem is not totaliy directed towards how i feel, its more towards how other people feel. I want to tell everyone that... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »