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What Are The Names Of Tests For Hiv

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National Association of People With AIDS

Time Names Orasure Home HIV Test One of "Best Inventions of the Year 2012"

Congratulations are in order to OraSure Technologies, whose in-home OraQuick HIV test has been named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of the year . As the in-home test neared final FDA approval, concerns were expressed that some users... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Province Requires People to Provide Real Names, Contact Information When Taking HIV Tests

China's Yunnan province has begun requiring people to provide their real names and contact information when taking HIV tests, Xinhua/ People's Daily reports. According to Lu Lin, director of the Disease Prevention and Control Center of Yunnan,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legislation in Chinese Autonomous Region Would Eliminate Anonymous HIV Testing, Require Names

"Health officials in southern China are proposing new legislation to require real-name registration for HIV testing, a move aimed at lowering infection rates that has sparked controversy over personal privacy," the Wall Street Journal's "China... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

Name of infant HIV screening test

Can you tell me what the name of test is used to screen nebworns for HIV in New York State? What does this test detect the presence of HIV antibodies or the actual HIV status of the newborn? Thank you....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The test detects the presence of antibodies to HIV which will be detectable in all infants born to HIV infected mothers at birth as the mother's antibodies are transferred to the baby through the placenta. However, a positive antibody test in... Read more »

name of blood test

Dr FIs there a single blood test for tiredness? What should I ask my practitioner to order? I'm pooped. Pooped...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Dear Pooped,It would sure be nice if there were just one single test to explain tiredness. Unfortunately that is not the case. There are a wide variety of potential causes for fatigue in those of us who have HIV disease. Some of those causes can be... Read more »

Ryan my name is ...

Dr Ryan , I keep thinking that HIV is pass on by some " magacial ways " or maybe by accident like accidently your penistouches a bit of her vagina or maybe being too close to her vagina who knows . I really wanna convinced myself with the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Even though you are quite worried about the idea of being infected with HIV, it sounds as if HIV is not actually the problem. There's nothing that I can tell you about transmission that will make your worries go away; even though you... Read more »
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What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

FALSE POSTINGS IN MY NAME

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 5 Replies
Dear people,i have not tested positive.someone is posting in my name,but from now on i shall log in,to stop him.
This is the dirty work of a sick mind.why this guy anon hates me so much,i dont know.people i swear,i would not scare you.I HAVE BEEN... Read more »

I'm living up 2 my name now!!!!!

Posted by anxietyboy, 2 Replies
I get my 3 month test results @ 4pm on Thursday.... I'm freaking!!!!! I feel like I did when I got my 25 day results....

I'm agitated, tired, worried, so tired, sleepy, exhausted.... My hives are coming back!!!!

One of my friends died last week.... Read more »