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RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
antibodies to HIV
1 - 3 months
blood, oral, rapid
1 week, 20 minutes for rapid
Looks for....................
Window period...........
Options for testing......
Wait time for results....
RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test
There are several ways to test for HIV.
Th... Read more »

Naat test result

Posted by worriedwellback, 1 Reply
Hi,

I tested negative with NAAT test which I took 5 week after possible exposure. Do I need another antibody test at 3 month mark? Read more »

possible NAAT result?

Posted by brokenwing, 1 Reply
from reading of posts i realized that i have also put myself at risk by doing unprotected insertive anal at the bathhouse on the same day that i fingered an ass. i was so scared witless and so focused on the small cut on my finger when i got sick... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »
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Naat test

Hello, I had a HIV naat test done at 8 weeks post possible exposure and a antibody test at 9 weeks. My exposure was that I received oral sex unprotected. The clinic told that I don't have to test again at 12 weeks because the Naat test looks...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Your risk of receiving oral sex was very low and a NAAT test at 8 weeks would be very accurate.Take careLHW... Read more »

HIV NAAT Test & Hepatitis

I just took a negative Hiv test (@ 7 weeks with rapid Elisa) at the AHF clinic here in Los Angeles.They then drew two vials of blood for a NAAT test.Does having chronic Hepatitis B increase the probability of a false positive NAAT test?I will donate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Having chronic hepatitis B would not increase the probability of false-positive NAAT tests; however, nucleic acid testing in general can lead to some false-positive results. The best HIV-screening test remains an FDA-approved HIV-antibody test... Read more »

Confusion Over RNA/NAAT Test

Dr. Bob,I donate every year and will continue to do so but hope you will answer this question. Had unprotected oral (giving/receiving with no ejaculation) and protected receptive anal; saw condom afterwards and not broken. Probably only need to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no doubt the three-month wait for a definitive HIV-antibody test can be three months of hell for those worried about becoming infected. Improvements to HIV screening are attempting to shorten the window period. Some organizations have... Read more »

NAAT RNA TEST QUESTION! One Pioneer to Another!

Dr. Bob a pioneer,Being a former (and recently recovering) high anxiety worry well I have a question that I hope will assist in both my own, and others, healing. Information is key in the battle against anxiety knowledge is power!With RNA...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi EA,Why do any doctors recommend HIV tests beyond three months? Well, that sounds like a simple question, but the answer is unfortunately anything but simple. Perhaps easiest to understand is that no one wants to miss a diagnosis, because the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Antibody tests can now be done on blood,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »