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What Is The Most Sensitive Hiv Test

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Sensitivity of !st Genration HIV tests

Dear DoctorWhat are statistics regarding the above.How accurate or senstive were they especially in regard to false negatives.ThanksMM...
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
These tests have always been very sensitive (98-99%), which have improved to 99.99%. They are now also more specific (less false positives).MH... Read more »

hiv ultra sensitive test?

My viral s is undetectable <25 would that show up as hiv negative? ... Read more »

test sensitivity for HIV1 subtypes

Dear Ryan,Please let me begin by thanking you for this generous and invaluable service. I am a 26... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheap, Ultra-Sensitive Color Test Spots Early HIV, Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, have developed a test to detect viruses and disease biomarkers. This new test is reported to be 10 times more sensitive than the best available today.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Drug-Treatment Services Need Programs for LGBT Community; Officials Worried About Drug Use in Spread of HIV

Chicago's drug-treatment services need additional programs, as well as cultural-sensitivity training, to better combat substance use problems within the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a city Department of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sensitive Sleuthing Helps Cut Infant HIV Rates in Florida

In 1998, Florida's Legislature established the Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA), an effort to find women of child-bearing age at risk for HIV or addiction and, if necessary, help them deliver healthy babies. Initially, the act... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Culturally Sensitive Media Messages to Reduce HIV-Associated Sexual Behavior in High-Risk African-American Adolescents: Results From a Randomized Trial

The current study sought "to test the long-term effects of a mass media intervention that used culturally and developmentally appropriate messages to enhance [HIV]-preventive beliefs and behavior of high-risk African-American adolescents." Radio... Read more »
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oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Would appreciate any help for this question/problem. Seven weeks ago I had my 1st and only bisexual experience with another man. I performed oral sex on him with no ejaculation in my mouth. Of course, now I am scared to death! I have been in... Read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative at 5 months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post... Read more »

PCR sensitivity

Posted by GPPG, 1 Reply
For everyone I am posting the information I gathered about RNA/DNA testing's sensitivity ( i.e not reporting false negative),
1. RNA-PCR 90 - 98 % (depending on timing, immunse response, assay etc.)
2. bDNA little more sensitive
3. DNA-PCR > 99%
4.... Read more »

Test Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous
Howdy,

Just a few questions. What are the differences between DNA PCR tests and the NAT tests that bloodbanks use? Also which is more sensitive?

The final question is how do blood banks detect infected blood among late seroconverters? I'm guessing... Read more »