Hiv aids testing procedures

Common Questions and Answers about Hiv aids testing procedures

aids

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 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. https://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/AIDS-infection-route/show/3064370 " 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.
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 Options for Anonymous or Confidential Testing in Massachusetts" and open it up. http://www.maclearinghouse.com/PDFs/HIV_AIDS/hiv-counseling-eng.pdf See what it has to say on page 2 regarding the window period. "It can take up to 6 weeks for your body to produce enough antibodies to be detected by the test" By the way, the first page shows how this is sponsored and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau - June 2003.
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.
Avatar m tn You had no HIV risk. You had protected sex no risk. You would of known for sure if your condom failed. Fingering no risk. Keep useing condoms and always be safe. No worries at all.
Avatar m tn We can't help what France does, the guidelines is 3 months post exposure.
Avatar m tn Everyone with AIDS has a positve antibody test, as do many peole who have not progressed to the advanced stage of disease represented by AIDS. This will be my last answer. You do not have HIV or AIDS.
Avatar n tn My dr told me that there was a guy from Kenya who was hiv positive for 5 years but tested negative.How can I be sure that I dont have the virus.Im very worried....that I might progress to the aids stage and die without anyone knowing what of because of the gestation period.I had sex with a hooker 7 months ago but i have been sick ever since.
Avatar n tn If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
Avatar f tn No medical procedures or illnesses affect the reliability of HIV testing. I agree you are a bit too "worked up about every possible scenario". Try to let it go. For sure you don't have HIV, and there is no circumstance that you can think up that will change that judgment. All is well.
Avatar m tn i used my hands to help a man that was masterbating, i moved his organ back and forth several times then he ejaculated, some of his semen came on contact with my hand and fingers, then he did so with me, he used his hand on my organ then i ejaculated, do i have risk to have aids if he was hiv posetive??
Avatar f tn Im actually taking up a new career where you undergo mandatory HIV testing. My blood was collected Thursday of last week. I was told no news is good news and preliminary results are available to the employer 24-72 from the lab. Today is Tuesday haven't heard anything yet. Should I begin to feel good about my situation?
Avatar n tn actualy im afraid coz im sweating ... but this started by the time i started thinking abt it ... im a guy who thinks abt stuff alot ...