Hiv aids testing methods

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Avatar m tn For adults, is HIV infection only through have unprotected (no condom) penetrative anal or vaginal sex, or Share IV drug equipment with other IV drug users?Can't any other behavior be infected with HIV? In addition, I did four generations of p24 antigen test after 28 days.
Avatar m tn Has the HIV PCR RNA or HIV PCR DNA test been approved by the FDA for diagnosing HIV yet? Or is the 3rd and 4th generation antibody tests still considered the "gold standard"? Thanks for your input and time!!!
Avatar m tn It is said by some experts that CMV, EBV and HPV and some STDS can change HIV testing results because standard HIV tests only detects antibodies (e.g ELISA). Also other diseases such as LUPUS can change these results. U have no concerns though, Take care!
Avatar m tn HIV EIA result was negative during admission, but HIV infection was identified by HIV p24 antigen testing and DNA PCR...His wife was tested for HIV infection by HIV EIA and DNA PCR; the results of both tests were negative ” Sullivan PS, Schable C. Persistently negative HIV-1 antibody enzyme immunoassay screening results for patients with HIV-1 infection and AIDS: serologic, clinical, and virologic results. AIDS. 1999 Jan 14;13(1):89-96.
Avatar n tn two of them i did not use condom and one i did.. after which i watched documentaries about hiv/aids and i was afraid.. i asked the three of them and they told me they are 200% sure safe because they do have annual check-up.. i want to have myself checked to be sure but all of the write-ups im reading about hiv/aids said that it should be 3 months after the last contact.. im afraid because im have colds now and i felt like i have fever but when i checked it with a thermometer its normal..
Avatar f tn I have seen in my website and pages that " most HIV specialist will consider HIV 4 th generation will be conclusive at 6 weeks " . What does they mean 80 per HIV specialist or 90 percent ?? And the AIDS VANCOVER which is HIV society they do service for free from Canada stated that 4 th generation test is not so conclusive at weeks and that starts that it is a good indicator of your status . Can you please tell me how far they are true?
Avatar n tn I've seen varying claims of just how effective condoms are. "Norman Hearst, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has spent 20 years researching HIV/AIDS in developing countries. In a 2003 report funded by UNAIDS, he concluded that condoms were effective 90 percent of the time based on an aggregate study of all studies done on condom effectiveness.
Avatar n tn Hello I was waiting for the results of your confirmatory tests. I am so happy that your results are NEGATIVE. It is a very good news and today is World's AIDS Day. On this day, all of us should try to raise awareness about HIV and try to help those who have HIV. All the best!
Avatar f tn I just found out about 12 years ago my mate was unfaithful and i have gotten tested recently with an third generation eia antibody test hiv1/2 with reflexes, a rapid blood test, 4 oraquick home tests and all came back negative. But ive read ur post that some people with aids antibodies wont show on those tests. Im very scared that im in that stage and the tests i took arent sufficient enough to know for sure.
Avatar m tn All you need to know is here. " but I read a lot of other people's posts" so you should stop asking the same questions when you have read the answers numerous times. Consider therapy because your hiv fixation is wasting too much of your life.
531301 tn?1320127366 Hello All, I want to know if anyone of you know what is the difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2, and if the test we make to detect the AIDS includes the HIV-1 test and HIV-2 test already, or we need to make 2 seperate tests for each one?! I am so confused about this matter, and I want to know if one HIV test which we conduct at libortatory is enough. Second Question, is the AIDS caused "only" by HIV virus?
Avatar n tn Hi Doc, I really hope I am not wasting your time, but I very concerned with what I have been noticing. I have been noticing these small red, pinkish and some even purple spots around my eyes. I have found that it is not uncommon for people with HIV to develop some skin conditions but I'm not clear if it usually happens in the later stages or in the early stages of the virus. I have had unprotected oral sex(recieved) more times than I would like to admit and have had protected anal sex.
Avatar m tn So my advice is to accept the scientific evidence and reasoned reassurance you have had (several times) and rely on the standard testing methods, as do almost all persons tested for HIV. Do your best to stop obsessing about your HIV status, RNA/DNA testing, and (perhaps) an regretted exposure event or a sexual experience from all those years ago. That will end this thread. I won't have more to say about it. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the forum. The Dallas Co. STD/ clinic is highly respected, a class act. There simply is no possibility they would mis-use blood drawing equipment in any way, and certainly not in a manner that could risk infecting their patients with HIV or other blood-borne viruses. In any case, it is probable that nobody in the world (in the past 20 years) has acquired HIV by having a blood drawn.
Avatar m tn ve contacted my health department, local AIDS clinic, and walk-in labs and they only perform more basic HIV testing. I will likely have to go to a primary care physician for the PCR and Duo. Have you heard anything about whether they are generally covered by insurance? Do you recommend I go to any form of specialist? Perhaps I could ask my health department or local AIDS clinic if they're aware of a PCP that specializes in this treatment?
Avatar f tn Only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested after three months of last exposure. You may find free HIV testing centers who do rapid tests by doing a google search online with your city. If you have trouble email me and I will help you find a center near you.
Avatar m tn As of November 2009, 23,731 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported in the country (National HIV/AIDS Program of the Ministry of Health). The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that in 2007, 35,000 Salvadorans were living with HIV (UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic). Incidence appears to have declined since 2004, but there is a fear that HIV/AIDS cases are underreported due to lack of an effective monitoring system.
Avatar m tn to neveragin624 that is correct, I have not done anything over the past 12 weeks that would put me at risk, I was just scared of contracting HIV from the actual health center from like the pencils i was writing health information with, getting the blood drawn from the needle, my finger pricked, the band-aids, cotton balls, etc. There were probably a lot of HIV positive people right before me in those rooms, I shook the doctors hand right before I left too.