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Tested HIV+ and no detectable virus after 11 months

HelloI suspiciously tested positive in August 2000. What I mean by that is that I initially tested "Inconclusive" and then they re-tested me stating they will do another kind of test and when I got that result, they said that I had "two of the six...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...description of your testing, your normal CD4+ cell count and undetectable viral load, it is possible that you had a false positive test for HIV. There have been several recent reviews of HIV testing, including an article by my colleague, Dr.... Read more »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »

HIV Positive to Can't find virus: Still infectious?

A former partner who learned she was HIV positive 20 years ago now says her virus can't be found.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwandan Religious Leaders Receive HIV Tests to Help Fight Stigma Associated With Virus

... Fifty religious leaders from across Rwanda gathered last weekend in the city of Nyandungu to publicly receive HIV tests in an effort to fight the stigma associated with the virus, Rwanda's New Times reports. According to the Times , the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Evangelical Lutheran Bishops Will Publicly Take HIV Tests to Raise Awareness, Show Commitment to Curbing Virus

...Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America participating in the church's conference in March will publicly take HIV tests in an effort to raise awareness about the virus, the Religion News Service/ Salt Lake Tribune reports. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/Google.com Reports

...the health department are with the students during the testing, and school officials will not know which students received an HIV test or how many students tested positive for the virus, the AP/Google.com reports. "Once they're tested, it's an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

...The RNA test is being used in east- and west-side health clinics, and the department plans to make it available for community HIV testing agencies. North Carolina began using RNA testing in 2002. Dr. Peter Leone, medical director for the state's... Read more »
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Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...Hi I am a female and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...verify here. The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »