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Types Of Hiv Newborn Tests

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for several months because mothers pass many types of infection-fighting antibodies to their newborn children. Even if the children are not infected, they have HIV antibodies and will test positive for about 18 months. Other tests, such as a viral load test, must be used. People who were recently infected ...
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ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious service you are rendering to many people around the globe through this site and through your foundation as well. One of my colleagues had a sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Rarely, it can take several months before the test gives a definitive answer.The standard antibody test, however, is not used for newborn babies. It is not reliable in detecting if a baby -- born to an HIV-positive woman -- is infected with HIV.... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...short course of anti-HIV therapy recommended during pregnancy and childbirth and a few subsequent weeks of treatment for the newborn. In the media and at public speaking engagements, Maggiore boasted of her refusal to employ common, proven... Read more »

Confusion about New York State Testing website

Dear Dr. Bob,With all of the disinformation circulating on the web, you are a godsend.I live in New York and I had a very low risk exposure (protected oral with a high risk person) and I was considering getting tested (even though a Doctor I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...still use three months as the seroconversion window period. (That's consistent with chalupa's 3rd paragraph.)2.There are two types of HIV PCR tests that measure somewhat different components of HIV and are used for different purposes. The HIV DNA... Read more »

Atripla and testing period

Hey Doc-I have been done with my PEP for about a month. Just to refresh, I had a condome break and got on a PEP regimen of Atripla. I did not make it through the whole thing. The side effects were horrible, and based on the risk, about 2 minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would make your HIV test come back positive, regardless of your status????? WOWZA! That clinic is more confused than a hungry newborn in a titty bar.1.Is what they told you true? No, absolutely not!2.The best test to take for HIV-screening... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunosuppressive therapy. Similar results have been reported from other studies ( Vermund et al. NEJM 1993;328:442; NIAID , 1995). Newborn infants have no behavioral risk factors for AIDS, yet many children born to HIV-infected mothers... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...sometimes cannot participate in trials during the first three months of pregnancy, because of the risk of birth defects for their newborn child. Trials are carried out at different hospitals, research centers and clinics throughout the world.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...infection can't have children without infecting them. Reality: Without any treatment, HIV-infected mothers pass HIV to their newborns about 25% of the time. However, with modern treatments, this rate has dropped below 2%. See Fact Sheet 611 ... Read more »
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The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests are most frequently used for screening blood donations and donor organs for HIV, while DNA PCR tests are used for testing newborn babies born to HIV positive mothers. Both types of test can be used to measure the amount of virus that is... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests are most frequently used for screening blood donations and donor organs for HIV, while DNA PCR tests are used for testing newborn babies born to HIV positive mothers. Both types of test can be used to measure the amount of virus that is... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
...years. Plus when he developed a cancerous tumor in his throat, several doctors kept telling him it was strep throat, or other types of throat infections. Finally, we met an intelligent doctor who realized it was cancer. Misdiagnosing doctors... Read more »