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Rapid Testing And Fingerstick Blood Collection

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Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. (If you had been in the process of seroconverting to HIV positive at the time of the initial "faint positive... Read more »

Rapid vs. Traditional Blood Testing

Dr. Bob,First of all, I would like to thank your for your heroic efforts here and in the medical... Read more »

Oraquick Rapid Test Year After Incident-Can I trust the negative?

Hi Dr. Bob!I took an Oraquick rapid test, the one where you swab your gums, one year after i was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

...public health clinics nationwide ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/24). While the finger-stick method is better suited for testing in clinics, the new approval "opens up the door to a greater portion of testing" because the method is better... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is taken. In November 2010 the FDA approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Sells HIV Tests to Madagascar

... Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies announced that the government of Madagascar will use its rapid HIV test in a nationwide HIV/AIDS control program. The African island nation plans to use the OraQuick test on 400,000 people Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found out that Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »

Where can I get the Rapid Oral Test

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...Where can I gte the rapid oral swab test? How much does the rapid oral swab test cost? Is it conclusive? Read more »