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Can You Use The Same Finger Prick Device For Hiv Testing Twice

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hiv through finger prick testing

I took my rapid test (finger prick) after three months and it came back negative. But I suspect that the lady who administered the test reused her latex gloves.And there was hardly 2 to 3 minutes interval between patients. And also she had to prick...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If this is actually what happened it is poor practice but does not risk HIV transmission. This is not the kind of prick that leads to spread of HIV. DW... Read more »

Risk of getting HIV from Rapid finger prick Test. Worried!

Hello! I recently tested negative on a rapid HIV test. WAY LONG out of the window period! So Woo-... Read more »

finger prick test

Hello i took a finger prick hiv test because i was worried i might have it, it came back negative... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Handheld Mobile Device Performs Laboratory-Quality HIV Testing

Research appearing online January 18 in Clinical Chemistry , the journal of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), demonstrates that a handheld mobile device can perform HIV testing through blood drawn from a prick to the finger,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

S. African, S. Korean Research Team Developing Smartphone HIV Testing Device, Application

Researchers from South Africa and South Korea are developing a smartphone-based device and application able to "photograph and analyze blood samples in areas far from laboratories to diagnose HIV and even measure the health of [patients'] immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Initial Results From Washington, D.C., HIV Testing Program Show City's HIV Prevalence More Than Twice National Average

Initial results from a Washington, D.C., campaign to have all residents tested for HIV show that HIV prevalence in the city is more than twice the nation's average, according to results released Tuesday during a meeting of the Mayor's Task Force on... Read more »
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Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure.

My rational mind says:

I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering)
Tested negative at 5 and... Read more »

diarrhea, itching, pricking after sexual encounter without penile penetration

Posted by goodfriend, 1 Reply
50yo male, straight, theretofore healthy, more than ten years ago tested negative, one faithful female partner before and after that test . 3 weeks ago encounter with 40 yr old female of unknown HIV status, no sexual penetration, in fact did not... Read more »

Fingering and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Went to club and ended -up fingering one of the ladies, noticed that i had two torn cuticles and small piece if skin peeled back but otherwise no bleeding. Also massaged her nipple with hands and then kissed her chest. May have got some of vaginal... Read more »