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Types Of Hiv Tests For Newborns

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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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
...AIDS Foundation. Donation information can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well.Dr. BobWays to Test for HIV, Three Different Ways to Check If You Have HIV May 2007IntroductionAbout four to six weeks after you've... 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
...copies per milliliter).The paragraph referring to HIV PCR testing in the policy statement you quoted from the New York State HIV testing Web site did not differentiate between these two very different tests that both use PCR technology, thereby... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...clinicians who are at the forefront of the fight against the epidemic.We believe that the effects and impact of routine offering of HIV tests in healthcare settings must be carefully documented and analyzedThe effectiveness, costs, barriers,... 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
...Hello,The clinic told you what????? That PEP 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 Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Body

Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness

...intelligent life too, especially for someone who spent so long in the care of a medical system that had simply shut down on offering HIV tests in anything remotely akin to a routine and standardized manner. We'll follow California's lead, trust... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
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ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...infected. Doctors may suggest and HIV PCR test if they think a person has been infected with HIV in the past few days or weeks. Is HIV testing ever mandatory? In New York State, HIV testing is generally voluntary and cannot be done without the... Read more »

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 »