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What Does The Standard Hiv Test Detect In Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women ...
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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 years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

Patient require your help!!! (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Hi, doctor Robert J Franscino My name is Deepak . I am MD, Internal medicine. I am from New Jersey. One of my patient is going through severe anxiety and depression. He tested Positive on Labcorp ICMA test for Hiv 1/O/2 but negative on western blot....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...o Jan 22, 2010hi .its hiv group o. im pretty sure. that is what is causeing the lipo, and its not showing on the test. i did test for hiv 1 and 2 , but not o. i just now did test for group o. please tell me what you think. i would like to know... Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medicine. I am from New Jersey. One of my patient is going through severe anxiety and depression. He tested Positive on Labcorp ICMA test for Hiv 1/O/2 but negative on western blot. I have assured him so many times that positive ICMA with... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test while Pregnant

I'm 29 years old and I am 7 months pregnant. My HIV test has come back indeterminate twice so my doctor wants me to see a blood specialist. I was tested three years ago after my last relationship and after I was with my now current husband and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Pregnancy can induce non-specific cross-reacting antibodies that can result in false-positive or indeterminate HIV tests. It's rather shocking your "OB acted like she never saw this before." It's certainly not uncommon. A quick read through... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

The Testing Debate: Is Written Consent a Barrier?

...barrier. McGovern points to Washington D.C., which encourages opt-out testing in medical settings and has seen the number of HIV tests increase from 43,271 to 72,864 in one year, with people diagnosed at higher CD4 counts. He also points to a... Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...there. This raised the question, which we tried to answer in this poster: How do the variety of available and now newly available HIV tests perform given that there is so much acute infection that was previously unrecognized in these testing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »
The Body PRO

Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

...HIV with a standard antibody test. If the antibody test is negative, they're automatically included in a pooling algorithm to test for HIV RNA. Also, people who were antibody positive and have a Western Blot indeterminate test are tested for RNA... Read more »
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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 »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...identified 10 percent more HIV infections. By our conservative calculations, if New York City submitted the approximately 38,000 HIV tests it conducts annually to a combined viral load and HIV antibody testing program; it would identify 24 to... Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is too coincidental that these would all occur following this exposure.. In san Fransisco the test that is used for HIV is a standard eliza, not one that would detect HIV2.. Even UCSF seems to think that HIV2 isn't prevalent enough to test for... Read more »