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Faint line on test

Dr I took test and a very faint line came up on two test so they told me I was poz it was really faint. I explained to them that I just got a flu shot 4 days ago and I'm on antibiotics. The line on the rapid test that shows the test happened wad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...faint" is over the Internet. Generally speaking, positive test results are not subtle. Sending off a confirmatory ELISA with reflex Western Blot is reasonable if your rapid test was difficult to interpret. As for your question "do I have HIV?" we... Read more »

Reliability of Tests?

I have endured a risky moment of unprotected oral sex, me receiving- I didn't even ejaculate I... Read more »

False positive HIV results cont...

Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back... Read more »
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The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...you are seeing other health care providers, besides your HIV specialist, be sure that they are all in contact. Track Your HIV/AIDS Tests It's best to buy a notebook and use it whenever you go to the doctor to write questions you have and take... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am so worried. Read more »

confused and scared

Posted by confused66, 1 Reply
...about the low white counts and the swollen hurting glands in my neck all the time. The tests were HIV AB, HIV 1/2, EIA, with reflexes. How accurate are they? I have read that unprotected sex is not a common way of transmission for Hep C... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood Read more »

Lymph nodes - Benders, Blixer, Anyone please help

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...3 lymph nodes that I can feel. I had my doctor feel them and he doesn't think antyhign of it. He has encouraged me to get tested b/c he thinks after this long something else would have come up. I have no family to rely upon and no partner to... Read more »