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What Follow Up Confirmatory Tests Are Used To Diagnose Hiv Infection

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Test result confirmatory?

Dr Holodniy,I had a low risk exposure of receiving oral sex, but I cannot totally rule out the possibility of blood being in the saliva. My Elisa test at 3 weeks after exposure was negative, and so was a viral load test at 32 days after exposure....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I still would retest at a later date. It is unlikely that the muscle aches are HIV related in the absence of other symptoms.MH... Read more »

Waiting for confirmatory results

I have tested preliminary positive on 2 oral swabs. Im not waiting on a confirmatory western blot... Read more »

home access express HIV-1 +, any confirmatory home test?

i tested positive with the Home Access Express HIV-1 test system. is there any HOME TESTING... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Significant Increase in Testing Rates for Sexually Transmissible Infections Following the Introduction of an Anal Cytological Screening Program, Targeting HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors undertook the current study to determine whether the introduction of an anal cytology screening program (ACSP) targeting HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) had an effect on the rates of sexually transmissible infection (STI)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Follow-Up of Infants Diagnosed With HIV -- Early Infant Diagnosis Program, Francistown, Botswana, 2005-2012

The 2011 prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among pregnant women in Botswana was 30.4%. High coverage rates of HIV testing and antiretroviral prophylaxis have reduced the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Botswana from as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new report. Of 240 people ages 20-45 who died at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital in a recent 10-month period, 94... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Previous HIV Testing Among Adults and Adolescents Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection -- National HIV Surveillance System, 18 Jurisdictions, United States, 2006-2009

In 2006, CDC recommended human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings and HIV testing at least annually for persons at high risk for HIV infection* to foster early detection,... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... Read more »

Newly diagnosed HIV+ BF and me Negative

Posted by Obvious1, 6 Replies
In January My boyfriend of 4 yrs, and father of our daughter whom is 2, was diagnosed HIV+. A little history. In March of 09, he was diagnosed with Hep B. 3 months prior to that he had a tattoo cover up from a friend in his home. The Drs. feel he... Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
Hey all
I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like my life was going to change at all, but now the more I know that... Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »