What Are The Names Of The Blood Tests Given To Identify Hiv/aids?

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Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIVBLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT THEY DID ANOTHER BLOOD TEST AND A WESTERN BLOT TEST. THE BLOOD... Read more »

few day before i take the hiv blood test i used to take drug (crystalmave)

Hi Dr,I have a question that keep turning on my mind, that is i am a occasionally drug taker... Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. ... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...In most cases, doctors diagnose the flu simply by the symptoms you have, especially when they occur during a peak flu season. Blood tests (rarely used) and cultures from the throat or nose can be used to identify the virus. Cultures may take up... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

... FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test From Roche

... On Dec. 29, federal regulators announced they have approved a Roche human plasma test for HIV, including HIV-2 and HIV-1 Group O strains. The latter strains are mainly found in patients from Africa, but the Food and Drug Read more »
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