What's The Most Common Confirmation Test For HIV
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Stanford University, School of MedicineYes, 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Congratulations and WOO-HOO! Excellent News. Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. Hope the "e-slap" didn't sting too much! Hey, does "e-slapping" qualify as cyber S&M?Stay well. Happy New... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineGiven those results, the baby is not infected. It is not unusual for babies to have positive HIV antibody tests after birth from a mother who is HIV infected, because these are antibodies that are passed from the mother to the fetus while in the... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineA positive ELISA with a negative western blot, makes HIV infection unlikely, although remotely possible. You state your ELISA was "indeterminate", but you did not include your western blot result. Generally, a positive HIV ELISA, requires... Read more »
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Posted by lpk, 4 RepliesHave 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 »
Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 RepliesHey 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesWell,
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.
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