What Are The Names Of Tests For Hiv

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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... 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in HIV Testing After Implementation of Name-Based HIV Case Surveillance in New Mexico

...New Mexico implemented name-based HIV case surveillance on Jan. 15, 1998. The current study undertook to assess changes in HIV testing patterns after HIV case surveillance was implemented. The timing of the HIV Testing Survey (HITS), developed to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Name-Based HIV Reporting Doesn't Deter Testing

...mandated, as is screening for intimate partner violence. "A primary concern with named HIV reporting is that it might deter HIV testing behavior," explained study author Dr. James M. Tesoriero of the state Department of Health's AIDS Institute.... Read more »
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Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »

Please read and advice me, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I only took one HIV test but it is already 10 months after exposure. (because I am not aware of the possible HIV infection until that time) But now Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...almost sure i'm positive, but have not been tested. I think I need to see an HIV Doctor, but have not because i'm afraid that my name will be put on a California State list of HIV infected people. Can someone give some insight to this subject? If... Read more »