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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for
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HIV and blood-test results

Dear Dr.Holodniy,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4 count and a regular blood test results showed that something is going on?! CD4 count fell from 640(34%) in February, to 395 (30%) in June. Some...
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
...like a big drop unless you have very high viral loads or some other active medical problem or infection was occurring at the time of the second test. I would likely wait on the meds and just retest at your next visit to see if the fall in CD4... Read more »

HIV and blood-test results- Any health tips to stay healthy?

Dear Dr.Vergel,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4 count and a regular blood test results showed that something is going on?! CD4 count fell from 640(34%) in February, to 395 (30%) in June. Some other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...fasting cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, liver and kidney functions every 3-6 months.Exercise with weights/machines 34 times a week for an hour, and also do cardiovascular exercise (elliptical trainer, fast walking, light jogging, etc.) for... Read more »

Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. (If you had been in the process of seroconverting to HIV positive at the time of the initial "faint positive line," you would have been conclusively positive at the time of your 120-day... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

...medical professional for confirmation ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/1). According to the Gazette , although standard blood tests are available in India, they are not always accessible. In addition, it can take up to two hours to receive... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...problem. Many people who have taken these tests, ended up taking them multiple times, constantly fearing that their negative test results were wrong. Even after taking these tests, for many people, the fear of having HIV continued. In other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Get HIV Test, Results Within the Hour

...department will contact them if the results are positive, but this is not the case, Irvin said: Florida law requires that HIV test results be reported face-to-face. Of the 6,500 people tested annually by the department, 45-50 percent of those... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...confirmatory (supplemental) assays, which are designed to identify individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas confirmatory assays have... Read more »

I think I am positive. Waiting for the test result

Posted by whatwillhappen, 1 Reply
...I just went to the lab to get the blood test and will receive my test result from my doctor on Thursday. I have been having many of the symptoms for about a month now. I'm Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your mouth). It looks for HIV antibodies,... Read more »