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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women ...
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Could I be HIV+ after HIV exposure but negative at 12wks?

Hi Dr. I had unprotected receptive vaginal sex with an HIV+ guy (unkowingly) - alhtough he did not ejaculate in me, I realise this was still high risk. I had a test at 6 weeks, which was negative and then a further negative test at 12 weeks (or 84...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partner, it would be extremely unlikely that you infected him. I agree with your plan to get another HIV-antibody test. A rapid HIV test could give you a definitive result in as few as 20 minutes! Regarding "how often" someone will subsequently... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

FREAKING OUT over slip in judgement

Went to a strip club and after way too much to drink, I was escorted to the VIP room for a "lap dance". Things quickly progessed and I was getting an unprotected blow job for a few minutes, then she put a condom on me and started riding me. After...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,One option would be to ask Bouncing Bertha at the Badda Bing to accompany you for HIV testing. She has a vested interest in knowing your status just as you do for knowing hers. Rapid HIV tests provide accurate results Read more »

Please, suicide is not out of the question. I need help!!!

I will be donating as soon as taxes come in, right now I am kinda in a slump, therefore have to put off HIV test for another week. In July 2007, had protected sex, but condom fell off as guy pulled out after ejaculating. Happened twice, obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not, so we are unsure if there was any risk or not. I'm assuming we are also unsure about Mr. Big's HIV status. Consequently, HIV testing is warranted three months or more after your last potential exposure. Extreme anxiety and suicidal thoughts... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Officials Urge a Wider Use of a 20-Minute HIV Test

...CDC officials yesterday urged greater use of a rapid HIV test to identify newly infected people as early as possible, and so reduce their chances of transmitting the virus to others. The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Rapid Testing for HIV Available; Results Take Only 20 Minutes

... The Spokane Regional Health District has begun offering the OraQuick Advanced rapid oral HIV test to anyone at risk for the virus through unsafe sex or intravenous drug use, according to Dr. Kim Thorburn, health officer for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

...strip enclosed in plastic. The device is designed for just one use, and the company has not disclosed its price. The standard test for HIV, ELISA, takes a minimum of five hours to process, and sometimes as long as overnight. But because the test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Now, HIV Testing in Minutes

... New York's state Health Department recently issued new guidelines calling for the use of the rapid oral HIV test that delivers results in 20 minutes after a mouth swab. The aim is to make the test simpler so more people are diagnosed early. Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...it? It looked like it was intact, but could there have been a small hole. It was not ripped from tip to bottom... I had an HIV test about three + weeks after the encounter which came back negative. i just am freaking out for this current... Read more »

Oraquick

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone heard that the Oraquick 20 minute HIV test is more sensitive than a 3rd generation ELISA test? Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...protected enough, is it possible that I am also infected by HIV? I went to the hospital to get the confirmation it is herpes and a test for HIV but the results will be available only in two weeks. This happenned 12 days ago. What should I do?... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »