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What Type Of Testing Is Done For Hiv

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If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV...
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
...You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future. Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
The Body

Testing for HIV at the DMV

..., David Catania and Yvette Alexander praised the idea and called it "awesome". David Catania explains, "This is exactly the kind of innovation we need in this city. This is a model for the country in how we bring testing to people on a routine... Read more »

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...body with a weakened defense against infections and cancer. Which disease-fighting cells does HIV attack? CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that fights infections. They are also called CD4+ T cells or CD4 T lymphocytes. A CD4 count is... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...sick or dying. You may be scared that you will not see the children in your life grow up. In the beginning, it may seem that testing positive is a death sentence, but this is not true. There is life after a positive test. In fact, many... Read more »
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My boyfriend tested hiv+ i think he gave it to me.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
...This has been a true nightmare,one that I always kind of thought I would be in and one that for some reason I honestly didn't seem to care much for,one that I thought I could handle,apparently Read more »

What is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...Hi , an some one tell me what is Electrochemiluminescence testing for HIV1/2.My patalogist told me to do this test instead of ELISA.He told me this tech is better.I did my Electrochemiluminescence Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

i am 23 and i just tested HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with the rage? How have you dealt with mixed status relationships? Any thoughts would really help me. Sorry I kind of went off a little, but it felt good to vent! Read more »