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HIV test

Various tests have been used to detect HIV and production of antibodies thereto; some HTs shown below are no longer actively used, but are listed for completeness and context. See HIV, Immunoblot.
HIV tests
Culture The direct culture of HIV in the appropriate cell–human lymphocytes
IgA assay An immunoblot-type assay which allows the early diagnosis in infants of perinatal HIV infection
p24 antigen The measurement of HIV's p24 antigen by immunoassay, confirmation by neutralization; very low sensitivity
PCR Amplification of HIV nucleotide sequences by PCR, used to confirm indeterminate Western blot results
RNA testing
Western blot An immune assay which detects specific antibodies to HIV antigens, including p24–often the first antibody to appear; low-risk individuals with a persisting indeterminant Western blot at 3 months may be regarded as negative and require no further followup

Patient discussion about HIV test

Q. The HIV test came back POSITIVE! My very close friend 'Demonte'. One day in December as he was returning from a business trip, his wife met him at the airport with terrible news. During a routine pregnancy check up, her doctor had administered an HIV test along with other blood-work. The HIV test came back POSITIVE! The doctor wanted to begin administering drugs immediately but the cost of these drugs here when compared to their family income was prohibitive. I helped him with some of my savings. He already sold his favorite sentimental car to save his precious wife. Now i want to know is there any NATURAL medicine to cure this? Hope it costs less and available.

A. there are no effective natural remedy for HIV. the medications are very hard ones that try to control the virus from spreading (cannot eliminate it though). no herbal remedy or nutrition change will do that.

Q. what tests do i need to do to check that i don't have HIV? and how long does it take to get an answer? i had unprotected sex with this girl i met , and i am really afraid , things just happened really quickly and we had sex and i did not use condom , what should i do ?

A. If you think that you have HIV or you just want to be sure, you should go to your nearest clinic and get tested. They will know what tests you would need to take. Some clinics even do this kind of testing for free. Here is a website on different testings a nd prices: http://www.requestatest.com/STDtesting.aspx?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=std-testing&utm_campaign=std_g01 You should always use precaution when having intercourse. You can never be to safe. Hope this helps.

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A hierarchical theoretical model (13) of outcome determination was elaborated, which comprised distal (maternal, reproductive and domiciliary), intermediate (prenatal care) and proximal (delivery care) characteristics, and being submitted to the rapid HIV test was the outcome (Figure 1).
A clear majority (87%) of participants indicated that they would choose to have the POC HIV test performed in lieu of the standard HIV test.
The only thing needed for an HIV test is informed consent, just as it is for hepatitis B or C testing.
During discussion at HIV in-services, nurses verbalized fear of insulting patients if they asked them if they wanted an HIV test. However, no interviewed patients reported being insulted by the offer of testing.
Data included number of HIV tests conducted and number of positive test results obtained.
The Children's Act states that children aged >12 years can consent independently to an HIV test. [26] Given that there is no express capacity requirement for HIV testing, it is presumed that all children aged >12 years can make this decision.
A greater number of African-Americans and Latinos reported a history of receiving a HIV test compared to Caucasians at 61.8%, 47.6%, and 40.9%, respectively.
It starts with an HIV test. When you know better, you live better." said the Regional Director.
Oral fluid diagnostic company OraSure Technologies Inc (NasdaqGS:OSUR) said on Tuesday that it has introduced the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, marking the first rapid infectious disease test ever to be made available directly to consumers for in-home use.
"The HIV test must not be made mandatory for admission in MBBS course, and if this is the rule, then this must be applied to every medical college", said Dr Arun Kumar Thakur, Bihar unit head of the Indian Medical Association.
We also learned that there is a profound lack of confidence in the confidentiality of HIV tests.
(5) Under one system of HIV home testing, which may also be referred to as home use or self-testing, a person conducts a rapid antibody HIV test in their home or other private setting.