Can I Trust A Negative Rapid HIV Test

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Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all false-negatives is essentially nonexistent. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing! OK?Dr. BobSeattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label ClaimsSeptember 5, 2008A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapidHIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...thinking about using a fertility clinic, be sure to get information about all the services you will need and their costs.) "I ruled out intrauterine insemination because of the cost, but it is an option." If you and your partner(s) are both... Read more »
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