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What Is Specific Test For Hiv

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Dr. Brian, what would that specific test be for HIV 2?

This was the question I asked you before:Dr. Brian, What test should I get? Will a PCR test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2 virus? I have to get a PCR test, because I was on immunosuppressants for a long period of time for my transplant. Which PCR tests...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...There is a specific test for HIV-2 virus that is available for clinical use. It may only be available in certain academic centers, but all doctors should be Read more »

Hiv 2 specific test

Dr. Conway, is a specific test for HIV-2 a better and more accurate test than the HIV-1 and 2 combo... Read more »

Test for HIV specific CTL's:

Dr. Boyle, I have been classified as "HEPS" (highly exposed to HIV, persistently seronegative) -... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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... 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

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
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confused

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...here's my question. my father is a doctor, and we were recently discussing HIV testing and blood work, he told me that if you are HIV + regardless of whether you take the test or not it will show up in your blood Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a specific HIV blood test. help please. Read more »