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Can I Trust A Negative Rapid HIV Test

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Oraquick Rapid Test Year After Incident-Can I trust the negative?

Hi Dr. Bob!I took an Oraquick rapid test, the one where you swab your gums, one year after i was raped vaginally. There was no ejaculation, but I nevertheless went through the rape kit process as well as counseling. A year after the incident, I took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your negative OraQuick rapid test one year after a possible exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further tests are warranted.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London Health Service Begins Offering Rapid HIV Tests

Barts and the London NHS Trust has become the first National Health Service provider in the United Kingdom to offer rapid, oral HIV tests, BBC News reports. Officials hope that the service will increase the number of people who seek testing... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... 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 »
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 »
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Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
I'm a male hetero, nearing 40 and heavy smoker, heavy weekend drinker, skilled manual worker (though more qualified), never been an IDU, suffered depression and anxiety for 7 years. I am highly anxious now and have sprouted rather a
many grey hair... Read more »

rapid testing accuracy

Posted by DUVCAST, 1 Reply
can someone here been tested positive with rapid testing, just want to know if I can trust my results, since I coming back negative at 5.5 months. Thank you for participating Read more »

Advice from any of you please!!! trust the test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a very high risk sexual encounter with a female which later found out to be positive... I got tested 6, 9, 11, and 14 months later, but the last two ones were simple/rapid test (don`t know if they are ELISAs or can be compared). Today I have a... Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »