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Are Hiv Tests 100 Percent Accurate

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Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period.

This was the fingerprick test

I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative
I tested 121 days after... Read more »

44 day Neg Test! Accurate?

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
Hey guys i have a question for you. How Accurate is a Neg hiv test 44 days after a possible exposure. I read that its 99 % any insight from you guys would be great. I took a Rapid Hiv Blood test and a Oraquick Oral Test both were neg. I had a slight... Read more »

what percent

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what percent would someone have of being hiv pos if they tested neg 4 times using the elisa, antigen test hiv 2 test way way past the window with ongoing symptoms, doesnt the more tests you take give u the 100% mark or can i still not be sure even... Read more »

Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »
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100% accurate testing for all Subtypes

Hello Doc.I am willing to go anywhere in the world to get a 100% accurate testing for Hiv and all its subtypes.Currently I test Negative for antibody testing on Elisa and PCR.Should I go for the western blot. It's been two years since very high...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A western blot is unnecessary with a negative ELISA. Given you have also had a negative PCR test, and your exposure was 2 years ago, you don't need further testing.MH... Read more »

DNA PCR tests, when/if 100% accurate?

With DNA PCR testing, when would you say that this test is 100% accurate and conclusive after an exposure to HIV? In your opinion, is DNA PCR testing at 28 days more accurate than HIV antibody/ELISA testing at the six month time frame? Are either...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
DNA PCR testing today is close to 99.99% accurate. There is always the chance of a false negative. DNA PCR at 28 days, in my opinion (based on only limited published studies and personal observation), is equal to an ELISA at 6 months.MH... Read more »

love you dr. bob, but you weren't 100 percent

I love you dr. bob, but that response you posted to the guy who claimed women don't give men hiv wasn't your greatest shining moment. he was wrong about much of what he wrote, but he also did make some sense and instead of working with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Northeast,No, Im not denying anything. What I try to do is give accurate scientific fact and dispel dangerous myths. There is no question and no mystery that male-to-male and/or male-to-female HIV transmission is more efficient than the... Read more »

Please post for all worried wells!!! (ANOTHER GUY WHO WAS 100 PERCENT SURE HE WAS POSITIVE TURNS OUT TO BE NEGATIVE, 2010.)

I have gotten quite familiar with this website. I posted a question to Dr. Bob last week about all the symptoms i felt including oral thrush and well if i can just say that researching the internet made me crazy i mean literaly insane. I had the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Well, guess what? NEGATIVE!!!!!!" Hmm. Actually your results are exactly what I anticipated! I'm delighted my good-luck karma continues to work! WOO-HOO!Thanks for writing in and sharing your story. Hopefully it will help others... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

Cameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of "The Bronx Knows," a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago. During the event, Dr. Monica... Read more »