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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know their HIV status. Many of these people look and feel healthy and do not think they are at risk. But the...
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Western blot as a stand alone test? Why not? (SENSITIVITY VERSUS SPECIFICITY, 2010)

Doctor, I forgot to ask this in previous question. Like I have said, I have tested negative out to 11 months post exposure with standard antibody testing. I also have had PCR DNA and RNA at six months which were negative for HIV-1. I continue to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...etc.). The difference between the screening HIV-antibody tests such as ELISA, EIA, ICMA , rapid tests, etc., and confirmatory HIV tests, such as Western Blot or IFA, has to do with the sensitivity and specificity of the various tests. See... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years tested testes HIV Positive in her seventh month of pregnancy and i tested negative, since we were together i tested regulary and she didn not, she used to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have risked not only her health, but also that of her unborn child as well.Dr. BobHIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS) Jan 18, 2009Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »

EIA METHODOLOGY.....what's this?

I called Labcorp to see if they performed the ELISA test on me, and she said NO, it was done using EIA methodology. She said it all comes out the same. What is this test? I am SO trying to put this to bed, but can't because I keep running into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...They are equally accurate in detecting anti-HIV antibodies. Your fears that Labcorp would be running some type of substandard HIV test are predictably unwarranted. If this doesn't put your worries to bed, it's time to seek professional... Read more »
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testing negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If I tested negative at 18 weeks post exposure should I worry about a 6 month test or can I assume I'm fine? Also does EIA stand for Elisa and does that test for both types of HIV? Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

How much more sensitive is EIA than Western Blot?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
At detecting early infection? Read more »

testing w/ ehiv or other sites using quest?

Posted by Anonymous
...There are a couple of sites that you can arrange to go and have a blood drawn for a hiv test at a local Quest Diagnostics. Some of these sites say that they use "1st generation" (and they tell you to test at 3 and 6 months) Read more »