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Average Time To Show Positive On Rapid Test

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Average time and maximum range b/w exposure and symptoms

Asexual partner began experiencing symptoms on 10/21. An oral quick test was performed on 10/27 and came out negative. A PCR test was performed on 11/7. This came back positive. unprotected oral and and sex with this person on the following:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, I agree, you are indeed confused. You are wondering if you infected your partner; however, you've tested negative to date, had no symptoms suggestive of HIV and have been placed on PEP (beginning treatment far beyond the recommended... Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger)... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

"False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies '... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update: HIV Counseling and Testing Using Rapid Tests -- United States, 1995

Approximately 25 million persons each year in the United States are tested for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Publicly funded counseling and testing (CT) programs conduct approximately 2.5 million ofthese tests each year. CT can... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
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Testing "average"

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 3 Replies
I was just wondering, if the "average" person test + at 25 days, and ARS usually occurs between 2-4 weeks from exposure -- then some of those people could be experiencing ARS "while" testing positive?

Also, on some "common symptoms listings of ARS... Read more »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »

Rapid test if it said positive then I am positive?

Posted by endlsskys, 1 Reply
The health care officials said they have never seen a rapid test they have done come back with a false positive 100% are always positive. So if my test is positive with a very light line then chances are I am positive right? THey told me that they... Read more »

29 day Rapid Hiv Test

Posted by Jagra13, 1 Reply
Hello,

I recently had a one time exposure (insertive vaginal). I tested negative at 29 days with a rapid antibody hiv test. I am aware of the 3 month window period and I'm aware that there is a chance that my results can change after my original test... Read more »