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20 Minutes Hiv Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...WB, so the few labs that use it can get results to the patient more quickly. Rapid Tests for HIV Rapid testing for HIV has become one of the most prominent ways that people receive HIV tests today. In as little as 20 minutes, you can find out your HIV status. Rapid tests work similarly to traditional HIV test: they look for antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa...
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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
...home testing kit that is FDA approved is called Home Access ( the FDA's posting of information on buying HIV test kits over the internet and how to avoid getting fraudulent tests.RMK Read more »

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
...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 test HIV positive following a negative three-month test, we... 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
...however, if you are financially strapped, many communities have free HIV screening. Check with your local health department or AIDS service organizations.I should also point out that your claims that "suicide is not out of the question" are... Read more »

hold on a minute! please

Dr. BobI am on the right forum I think? I was on the Hopkin site TODAY and Dr. Gallant said that he does not believe that somone has to notify somone about them being HIV+ if they only kiss them or performs oral on them because he says THESE are NO...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...least worried you placed yourself at risk and you've had some "symptoms;" consequently, even with only a theoretical risk, a 20-minute HIV test would give you a definitive result and calm any residual doubt in your mind. So who is correct may not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...government's program to reduce by half, by 2005, the 40,000 new infections that occur annually. All states report newly diagnosed AIDS cases, but not all report newly diagnosed HIV infections. That makes it difficult for health officials to track... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

...regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Rapid Testing for HIV Available; Results Take Only 20 Minutes qualify for Medicaid, which does not cover the $68 fee for the rapid test. James Breedlove, director of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS Speakers Bureau, worries that the quick test is too expensive. HIV infection is growing fastest among youth, with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Now, HIV Testing in Minutes

...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. CDC estimates about... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...tests. but soon enough i will know. My question is I had protected anal receptive sex with a person who i asked if he was HIV negative, said he was, but talk is cheap. the deed was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I... Read more »


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

where do you get the rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Where do you get the rapid, oral 20 minute test? There are 2 HIV organizations in the nearest city and both have a test with a 2 week wait. I tried to make an appt with an HIV specialist, but Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...then. i know that there are tests for HIV using saliva and that some tests can be done where the results can be found in 20 minutes. but does the 6 month rule still apply? even if i get tested and am negative do i still have to wait 6 months... Read more »