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100 Day Negative Hiv Rapid Test

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HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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Rapid Test Accuracy..Scared and Donating to You

Dr BobI have read recent reports, one on TheBody, that says the OraSure Advance Test is not very accurate. I tested negative at 15 weeks since last possible exposure using a fingerprick Rapid Test. Should I now get retested using another test? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...investigating the accuracy of the test, but the questions centers on the rate of false positives rather than the rate of false negatives. An assessment of OraQuick Advance was performed between February and October 2007, which included 849 adults... Read more »

PEP and HIV Test Accuracy

Hello Dr. Frascino.First, thank you for all the time you take to answer all of our questions. Although I am still not in the 100% clear of my HIV scare, your information and advise in this forum has helped tremendously.I have one quick question: 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure. Certainly any negative HIV test (including your negative eight-week test) is encouraging, but you will need to test out to six... Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet. I am in Canada, so maybe it'll take a little longer.I wanted to ask for follow-up information regarding the issue with the rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...investigating the accuracy of the test, but the questions centers on the rate of false positives rather than the rate of false negatives. An assessment of OraQuick Advance was performed between February and October 2007, which included 849 adults... Read more »

3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Reporting Testing Believing Your HIV Test Results Should I believe my repeated negative test results, even though I keep experiencing symptoms? Is there a difference between six months and 24... Read more »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...was provided to us by Gen-Probe in pools of 30. People would get screened for HIV antibodies and then -- if they were antibody negative -- their specimens would get pooled together into three intermediate pools of ten samples. Then those three... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...become drug-resistant. MAC strains found in people with HIV are naturally more drug-resistant than those found in most HIV-negative people. Treatment usually involves taking several drugs for a long time. Combining several drugs increases the... Read more »
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3 month window period im the exception to the rule

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...really spaced out my my lower back is killing me and this freaking sore throat does not wanna go away anyways Dr. Bob says that a negative at 3 months always trumps over symptoms each and every time i know im the exception to the rule the... Read more »

negative at 15 weeks and 2 days

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...Funny story i went to the club today and they were doing free hiv testing, they did the stat- pak rapid hiv test came back non-reactive...the counselor said to rule Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - Read more »

FINALLY...MY TEST TODAY AT 13 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS!

Posted by mike2007, 4 Replies
...Result was NEGATIVE!!! Actually I tested at 6, 8, 10, and now 13 weeks and 3 days at a clinic with the Oraquick 20 min rapid test...negative all Read more »