What Negative Cut Off Means On Hiv Test

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why the same lab contains different cut off OD's for the elisa.

Hi Sir,I am Sr. I had sex with girl in november 2008.In 2009 june i got fever and body pains. And i took the tablets for 15 days. after seven days fever went off.At the 28 june I went for total body checkup. At that time hiv status came negative.In...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV based on your past possible exposure. 5) No medication for a cold or fever would not interfere with the results of the HIV test.Best,Joe Read more »


I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced or eliminated many of the technical weaknesses of first-generation HIV tests -- making it far easier for patients to take HIV tests, and giving providers far more tools for catching new... Read more »
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REDGIRL got tested after a full year of worry

Posted by redgirl, 5 Replies
...to go to the doctor for some medicne. I dreaded it soooooooooo much. But when i went in to see him he didnt even mention the HIV test....and as he was looking through my file, i saw a sheet of paper saying HIV antibody: negative. NEGATIVE!!!... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...specific test, such as the Western Blot. Are those tests really accurate? You may have heard about problems with early versions of HIV tests, which gave many people inaccurate test results. But tests have been improved. In 1990, 1.5 out of every... Read more »

What do "bands" mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i have a question for people who have experience with reading test results ...... when you take an hiv test - are the results read as a yes or no (cut and dry) or do the test results have to be determined by the human eye to see if Read more »

Hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hi. I have read many posts in which people describe my current problems. I have had Lots of signs of Hiv but continue to test neg even after eleven months. My Doctor tells me it can take as long as ten years to develop enough antibodies to show... Read more »