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Accuracy Of Hiv Test

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Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for you. I had intercourse with a female 45 days ago (status unknown) where the condom broke. Within 24 hours I started combivir as a pep for 28 days. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test results. Neither HIV DNA PCR nor HIV PCR RNA is recommended for routine HIV diagnostic screening. The best test for HIV diagnostic screening remains the HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period.Thanks for your desire to... Read more »

Accuracy of HIV test?

What is the possibility of having two HIV positive results just days apart using the OraQuick... Read more »

PEP and accuracy of HIV testing

Hi Doctor Frascino,I've had unprotected anal and oral sex with the same guy for about 1.5 months.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

...result is positive ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 12/22/05). The committee recommended a multiple-phase experiment of home HIV tests, which would explore whether people could perform the test correctly and what psychological risks exist for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Not Followed "Comprehensively," Too Few People Tested, HIV Specialist Says in Washington Post

... CDC guidelines that recommend HIV testing be a part of routine care for people ages 13 to 64 -- as well as annual testing for people at high risk of the virus, such Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12 weeks, does this mean... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...assist in the diagnosis of HIV infection. Technical errors do occur, however, and there are biologic factors that can limit the accuracy of HIV tests. Therefore, along with the testing process, there is the requirement for an extraordinary and... Read more »

Do the US and CANADA have the same HIV Tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First of all, I love this website, it's amazing!!! All of you have helped me tremendously cope with the "Window Period" and all the trials and tribulations that come with. I Live in Canada, does anyone know if the Canadian tests (ELISA) are as... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »