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What Is The Name Of Different Hiv Tests

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina HIV/AIDS Service Organization to Continue Under Different Name Following Funding Losses

The oldest HIV/AIDS service organization in Charlotte, N.C., will continue to provide services under a different name after Friday, despite earlier reports that it was on the verge of closing, the Charlotte Observer reports. Although officials... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HIV Names Reporting in Georgia: The First Year

Left to right: Elton John AIDS Foundation Board member Barron Segar (also an ASP board member), Art of Dining Committee Chair Drew Plant and Lowe Gallery owner Bill Lowe cemented a major sponsor partnership for AIDS Survival Project in late January.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Set to Adopt Names-Based HIV Reporting System; AIDS Advocates Say System Will Jeopardize Confidentiality

Georgia -- the only state that does not have a system of collecting HIV case data with personal identifiers -- on Monday announced plans to establish a names-based HIV reporting system, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. However, AIDS advocates... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

Name of infant HIV screening test

Can you tell me what the name of test is used to screen nebworns for HIV in New York State? What does this test detect the presence of HIV antibodies or the actual HIV status of the newborn? Thank you....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The test detects the presence of antibodies to HIV which will be detectable in all infants born to HIV infected mothers at birth as the mother's antibodies are transferred to the baby through the placenta. However, a positive antibody test in... Read more »

Conflicting PCR tests: different primers and different results!

Dr. Holodniy,I know this may not be an easy question, but can you please try to help me? I tested positive twice at a very reputable Lab on an HIV-2 PCR DNA with primers for GAG, but tested negative twice at another very reputable Lab on their HIV-2...
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 don't know the answer to that question.... Read more »

difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My question is what does the hepatitus b testing reveal about other std's and hiv. From the hepatitus b test results alone can you determine if you have...
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
No, you need a specific HIV blood test to determine whether you have HIV infection.... Read more »
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Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

FALSE POSTINGS IN MY NAME

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 5 Replies
Dear people,i have not tested positive.someone is posting in my name,but from now on i shall log in,to stop him.
This is the dirty work of a sick mind.why this guy anon hates me so much,i dont know.people i swear,i would not scare you.I HAVE BEEN... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »