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20 Minute Hiv Test

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Texas: Valley AIDS Organization Now Offers One Minute HIV Testing

On October 15, the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) announced that, in recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, it planned to be the first HIV testing program in South Texas to offer HIV testing that provided results in just one minute. VAC said... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-Minute HIV Test to Debut in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation will begin offering the INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test on June 5. The test provides results in 60 seconds and detects HIV antibodies four to six weeks after initial exposure, while the previous rapid test took 20 minutes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AHF to Launch Nation's First One-Minute HIV Testing at the Abbey in West Hollywood

On Saturday, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) planned to become the first community-based HIV-testing program in the United States to provide HIV test results in one minute. AHF introduced the new test at a gala event at the Abbey with testing... Read more »
Ask the Experts

5 Minute HIV Home test

Hi Ryan, I recently come across HIV home test kits advertised online that provides test results in 5 mins. The web site is: you think these kits are reliable. What is your take on it?Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
DO NOT use any home testing kits that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The only home testing kit that is FDA approved is called Home Access ( the FDA's posting of information on buying HIV test... Read more »

15 minute test

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Someone I know told me that he went for an HIV test that required only 15 minutes for the results to be known. Is there such a thing as a 15 minute test and if so, how accurate do you think the results would be? Thank you very...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There are two possibilities here. One was that this person took a SUDS test. A SUDS test is an antibody test that can be done right in the doctorsoffice. The staff at the doctors office must be specially trained in... Read more »

Negative 20 minute Test - Should I still worry?

My estranged wife of 7 years (since intimacy) was recently diagnosed HIV positive and symptomatic. I've been feeling malaise for maybe 10 years. I was tested at health dept. with 20 minute test the same day she was diagnosed, of which resultts...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Negative FDA-approved rapid HIV tests performed outside of the window period are regarded as definitive. Therefore, your test is indeed conclusive, and I see no cause for concern.Positive rapid tests, on the other hand, need confirmation by... Read more »

Testing with Discreet 3 minute vs Home Access

Dear Dr.,First of all, thank you and all the staff for the great work you are doing. You provide so much helpful and valuable information for people such as myself. Well, here goes...1) I was wondering if you have heard of the home test called...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I cannot comment directly about the performance of this specific technology. There have been some peer reviewed published papers on dipstick technology and it's correlation with standard testing. There are no citations regarding publications at... Read more »
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So does HIV live a few, seconds hours or minutes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have heard many conflicting reports. I have heard it only 2 seconds, Ive heard it dies in minutes, and Ive heard it can live HOURS! What is the real lifespan? Has it been proved with tests? Read more »

A Minute

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Im doing a reserch paper and I cant seem to find how many people die of aids a day/ minute/seconds...can anyone help? Read more »

minutes oral encounter with a prostitute

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please friends give me a general advice. I am a male of 27 years. Once i was given unprotected oral pleasure by a female prostitute ( fellatio ) for two minutes of so. Soon I realised and got rid of her. Its been almost 6 months now and I dont have... Read more »

Risks of BRIEF encounter?? (less than a minute of exposure)

Posted by skrskr2, 1 Reply
Hi. Last night I had an encounter whereby I was briefly anally penetrated unprotected by a man I did not know. The encounter lasted maximum a minute before I came to my senses and stopped it. It was in a public cruising ground, so when working out... Read more »