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Accuracy And Reliability Of Screening Tests For Stds And Hiv

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The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Both the OraQuick and OraSure tests are made by OraSure Technologies. I've discussed the accuracy of these rapid tests multiple times in this forum. I haven't anything new to add. (See below.) I see absolutely no reason, from the... Read more »

test accuracy and reliablity

hellobefore everything ,thanks for your replies and clarifications...I'm male 30 years old. My... Read more »
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Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

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Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

8 Week Result - How Reliable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, I used Medical Screening Services at www.aids-testing.com to get a next day ELISA antibody test. They sent me to a Quest Lab to draw my blood. I went yesterday which is was exactly 58 days after my unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

Reliability of PCR test

Posted by tb75, 2 Replies
I was hoping that someone could attest to the reliability of the HIV PCR test at 3 weeks. I got tested at 22 days and it was negative, but I have seen conflicting reports as to the ability for the PCR to determine whether a person is positive or... Read more »