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Average Time To Show Positive On Rapid Test

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Donation was made. Please dont ignore my question--- "ABOUT rapid test kit". (6th time uploading)

Dear Doctor RobertI am worried that the topic of my previous questions were too messy so you may not wanna take a my worry is: i bought a rapid self-test kit which used Gold-conjugate and HIV antigen to detect the existence of HIV antibody...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Person with Anxiety,I've answered similar questions a number of times over the years in this forum. The bottom line is that you can't get HIV infected from an HIV test kit or by getting an HIV test. Read more »

Please answer quickly...time of the essence

Dear Bob- I am a wreck, and need to make a decision about whether to start PEP very quickly. ... Read more »

Rapid cd4 drop--time to restart meds?

Dr. Cal,I became infected in 1999. I began treatment during acute infection, my VL was 4.5 million... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...11/5). An FDA advisory committee on Thursday heard testimony on a proposal to allow consumers to use OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test at home ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/4). Proponents of at-home HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. High-Risk Communities "Cannot Afford to Ignore" Rapid HIV Tests, New York Times Editorial Says

...public health clinics across the country ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/17/03). Although the "relatively inexpensive" rapid HIV tests "offer many advantages" -- including easier administration in community centers, homeless shelters and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

...culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission to sell its OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test over the counter. "The test is part of a growing stable of medical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Why U.S. Physicians Slow to Adopt Use of Rapid HIV Test

...The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined the various reasons why rapid HIV tests, which give results in about 20 minutes and have been available since 2003, have been "slowly adopted" by U.S. physicians. Read more »
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Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...the challenges OraSure Technologies faces in obtaining FDA approval for over-the-counter sales of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, which some analysts predict might not happen for 18 months (Simons, Fortune, 5/29). The... Read more »