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Using The Rapid Hiv Antibody Test In Children

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside...
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Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within four to six... Read more »

Tyra Banks Question + Donation

Really quick doctor... I was just watching the Tyra Banks show, and there was a woman who said her mom adopted a child that was born HIV+ then at the age of 2 years old,tested Negative for HIV. Is this possible?Thanks for your time, and insight :)
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected! Here's what happened. The mother was HIV infected and obviously HIV-antibody positive. An HIV-infected mother's anti-HIV antibodies can and do cross the placenta and enter her baby's blood. However, only the antibodies, not the virus,... Read more »

Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...during conception or pregnancy from seropositive male haemophiliacs to their children, we have investigated the families of 8 HIV antibody positive haemophilia A patients. HIV antibodies could be demonstrated in 1/9 mothers after delivery of her... Read more »

RE: do my kids need to be tested - hmmm, somethings not right here !

Hi Bob,In your answers to the original poster and follow up, you recommend testing the children, despite the mother testing negative.This either means that a +ve father and a -ve mother can produce +ve children (with the mother remaining -ve), or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seropositive male haemophiliacs to their children, we have investigated the families of 8 HIV antibody positive haemophilia A patients. HIV antibodies could be demonstrated in 1/9 mothers after delivery of her second child, whereas all the other... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...York and California, and retrospective examination of frozen blood samples from a U.S. cohort of gay men showed the presence of HIV antibodies as early as 1978, but not before then. Subsequently, in every region, country and city where AIDS has... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
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Boyfriend just tested +

Posted by Carly, 3 Replies
...get tested. I'm female, btw. I just don't know what we do now. This doesn't seem real. Are we going to die? Can we have children? Will the drugs make us sick? Can we still work? What he if has full blown aids already? Will he die? I... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a rapid test and air is there but you cant see it so maybe i didnt see the needle ok dude thts all im saying but anyways... Read more »