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Time Guidelines For Hiv Testing

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Re:Negative Elecsys-HIV Combi test (confirmation of donnation)

Hi Doctor,Thank you very much for answering my question, but i still need a little advise from you if you can allow me please!I was told that the Elecsys-HIV Combi test is what is used in the blood banks and as it look for the P24 antigene nad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The newer generation HIV-antibody/antigen testing assays are becoming increasingly accurate. However, the published guidelines at this time continue to state that HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not conclusive. I would... Read more »

3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from... Read more »

HIV test conclusion

Hi DoctorI have test at 3,4,5 months with blood drawn ICMA and ELISA 4 gen.DUO tests.All where... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Finally, the viral load test is valuable for managing therapy , to see if antiretroviral drugs are controlling the virus. Current guidelines (see Fact Sheet 404 ) suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
The Body

HIV Treatment 101

...medications. When it comes to taking HIV medications, first answer this question: Is now the right time to start? Current U.S. guidelines recommend that you begin HIV treatment if your CD4 count is between 350 and 500 or if you've developed an... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

... What Are the Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Changing or Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Read more »
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Posted by AnomJS, 3 Replies
...the same answer. I asked why they say 6. Response was, We are CONSERVATIVE. Something everyone else has been saying for a long time. Another friend of mine decided to call as well. Same response. In the past, The CDC would never say 12 weeks.... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »

Testing window

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just curious if anyone has any information about why Mass. would use a 6 week window? After talking to a representative from Mass, he assured me they are confident in their 6 week window regardless of generation of test used or exposure. Any ideas... Read more »

Just took the test!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...them tomorrow night. I am the one who has been posting on here lately about the encounter in 1992 that has me scared but still tested neg in 2000 with Home Access. I know everyone says to get over this and get help but I wanted to get one more... Read more »