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What's The Most Common Confirmation Test For HIV

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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 ( www.concertedeffort.org ).Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

Arguments on the Connect board - help us out! (COMMON TESTING MISTAKES, 2010)

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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 »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... 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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

why so many HIV tests ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How many tests are there for HIV ? 3 ? 4 ? why do they have to be taken at different times ? Read more »

How does the HIV test work?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...then you read out this color change in a spectrometer(or spectrfasemeter) if positive you will move on with western Blot to confirm. Read more »

the home access hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what kind of test is this? elisa? and is it just as good as any other test you would get at a clinic? Read more »