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What Test Is Used To Confirm An Hiv Diagnosis

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HIV test confirm

Dear DrI had sex, with condom, with a sex worker, only once.94th day I got tested HIV negative by a retroquick test.1. Can I take this as confirmation of HIV negative, once for all, and be not worried about this in future, (while being careful)? Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yep. Yep.2.Yep.3.Nope.4.Yep.HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. However, I still encourage you to level with your wife. It's the right thing to do.Thanks for your donation ( ).Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

RNA testing has FDA approval (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay)

Hi Dr. B - Wondering if you can comment on the October 2006 press release... Read more »

inconclusive HIV testing results

Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV (viral load of 50,000 and t cell of 84) by using the blood... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...testing had been delayed. RIDOC reviewed records of HIV testing of jail detainees during 2000-2007. During this period, 102,229 HIV tests were administered (representing an estimated 40,000-60,000 unique jail detainees), and HIV infection was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...result to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACPHD). Staff at the Sherman Oaks-based AIM conducted a PCR-DNA test for HIV on the adult-film performer on Oct. 9. Their diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12. On Tuesday, AIM... Read more »
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 »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...diagnostic purposes. The viral load test manufacturers own literature warns the test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV Yet this is the test I was given by my doctor when... Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...presenting in 1985-1986 were examined in 1987 by various then available methods: five screening tests, one Western blot, and one test for HIV antigen [2]; 56 samples from eight patients not receiving ART during their PHI in 1994-1997 were... Read more »


Posted by uninformed, 1 Reply
I recently tested positive for HIVon the initial screen test and the doctor told me that there was no evidence of HIV on the second one the WB test is this the most accurate test andwhy do they have to test a second time on both tests? Also what is... Read more »