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What Test Is Used To Confirm An Hiv Diagnosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore Reports 221 Confirmed HIV Cases in First Half of 2011

Singapore logged 221 new HIV diagnoses in the first half of 2011, compared to 214 in the same period last year, the daily Lianhe Zaobao reported Sunday. "The possible reasons for this could be lack of knowledge and inaccurate perception of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

On Friday, the Veterans Affairs Department confirmed the first positive HIV test since it warned veterans who received care at three of its facilities they may be at risk. The department previously reported 16 hepatitis cases, but cautioned there... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of molecular biology department at my city's university made by the professor of the department.Result-NEGATIVE after 2 days.Few words by the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're welcome. I hope others will learn from your experience. Dr. BobRE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive Jan 27, 2011Hello Doctor BobYou may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and getting all the tests till 3 months... Read more »


Hi Dr. Holodniy:I read in MR. Sowadsky's message board that he personally have known 1 person that tested HIV negative at 6 months but positive at 1 year. He thinks PERHAPS the person has a weak immune system that does not produce antibodies...
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
Yes, there are rare reported cases of seroconversion after one year, or no seroconversion at all. PCR would have been positive earlier. Cost, and the fact that these are not FDA approved tests for diagnosis are overriding factors.MH... Read more »

Diagnosis Confirmed HCV

Hello. Yesterday, my doctor confirmed that I do indeed have an active case of HCV. In addition, I am also HIV+ which is very well mangaged and my immune system is normal. I am wondering, and I realize I am asking you to look into your crystal ball,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For patients with HIV and HCV, there was some encouraging data that was published just about six months ago which showed that treatment with pegylated interferon alfa 2a and ribavirin led to an overall response rate of 40 percent. That response rate... Read more »

2 non confirming western blots

Hello maybe you can help my distess. I went in for an hiv test along with other tests for adoption paperwork. Long story short, I have been tested now twice with the antibody test came back positive. Both tests were followed with the western blot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I don't know exactly what you mean when you state "the Western Blot could not confirm." Was the Western Blot test "negative" or "indeterminate?" If the ELISA (antibody test) was positive and the confirmatory... Read more »
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Need to confirm negative result??

Posted by lpk, 4 Replies
Have tested negative after about 3 years after possible exposure. Is there any need to retest after this amount of time? People are always recommended to retest after testing positive- why would this not be the same for negative results? Read more »

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

up to the way to confirm

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
First, don't panic, this story does not happen in the states, but i hope you don't mind allowing me to write something down here. haha, I am the unlucky guy there, the prevalence of HIV infected person is below 0.5% of the total popluation.

For... Read more »

Re: Nurse Confirmed - symptom list

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
You obviously havn't seen my symptom list...let me refresh:

Exposure - Unprotected oral insertive fellatio, protected vaginal intercours with a poz (confirmed), genitals were shaved 6 hours prior including the base of shaft of penis which had contact... Read more »